A Chinese philosopher and mystic, Lao Tzu is said to be the founder of Taoism, a philosophical and religious system with Chinese origins. The only known record of Lao Tzu's teachings is the Tao Te Ching. It maintains that the individual should seek to live in harmony with the underlying pattern of the universe, to thereby achieve unity with the 'Tao' or way. Much influenced by Buddhism, followers adopted a monasticism which concerned itself primarily with the afterlife and a general philosophy of contemplation, concentration and meditation. An important religious jewelry gift to anyone interested in Eastern thought and practice. This sterling silver necklaces depicts the Taoism symbol.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.