Om mani padme hum ... is the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw those exquisite turquoise beads woven intricately in a silver necklace. Yesterday, a dear friend of mine who had recently been to Tibet as a part of an NGO delegation gave me a necklace as a gift from the mystique land of the Himalayas. It's so entrancing and unique that I thought of telling you all about it. I always knew that jewelry formed an important part of the Tibetan culture. Since ages, they have been intriguing jewelry lovers from across the world with their oversized, heavy look which is characterized by elaborate surface design and an exuberance of color, but I never got to own a piece. Now that I have one, I desire to have more of them in my collection. For now, let me share with you all these wonderful pieces of Tibetan handcrafted jewelry that are sure to leave you enthralled with their sheer elegance.