Handcarved bone lotus set in 9.25 silver handcarved horn lotus set in 9.25 silver open size (fits all) ring. 3cm diameter. The lotus represents the holy seat of the buddha. To the chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the buddhist philosophy.