The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. This charm is about the size of a US dime. It’s open work design allows your skin tone to show though and makes this type of charm really subtle and elegant. We also have a mini version available. 16 or 18″ chain included. Gold vermeil is top quality 24K plating meaning the gold stays gold! Silver is 925 sterling. yay!