The footprints of the Buddha symbolize the Buddha's presence, as they are believed to be the imprints where the Buddha actually touched the ground. At the same time, the Buddhapada signify the Buddha's absence now that he has entered nirvana, and thus are a reminder of the Buddhist ideal of non-attachment. The Buddhapada on this sweet necklace is made from a silver base metal and is considered to be part of the temple jewelry of Thailand. It is strung on silver Ethiopian brass and has a small African glass accent. The findings are sterling silver and it it 17" in length. Bring the presence of Buddha with you wherever you go.