Alexandrite Shrivatsa Endless Knot Sterling Silver Pendant
Srivatsa, or Tibetan Endless Knot, is believed to be at least 2500 years old from the Indus Valley Civilization. It made an impression on us on our first trip to Nepal in 1993.
Also called the Eternal Knot, this sacred image is part of the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. Buddha's endless wisdom and compassion are represented in the symbology. It is also revered by Jains and Hindus and is found throughout ancient Indian art.
The Endless Knot depicts the nature of reality and our interdependence. Wearing this piece will remind you of your own Buddha nature and source of endless compassion and wisdom that comes from our interconnectedness.
Our version of the Endless Knot is relatively small (1" by 3/4") featuring 80 beautiful Alexandrite stones set in sterling silver. We offer this pendant in two varieties featuring deeper or pinker rubies. There is a very slight difference in the shades. We also feature this pendant with 80 blue sapphires.
Alexandrite is called the "color changing" stone. It is named after the Russian Czar Alexander II who freed Russia's serfs in 1861. Under different lighting, Alexandrite appears to change colors. In daylight it is blueish-green; at night purplish red.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.