Since the first half of the 20th century, the mythical, celestial snow lion has been the national protector of Tibet, blazing with fearlessness and representing dominance over the Himalayan mountains. Before Tibet was incorporated into the People's Republic of China, the snow lion was found on the country's coins, stamps, and the national flag, and it is still a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement.
This highly detailed 24-karat gold-plated jewelry reproduces a Tibetan sho coin minted in the early 20th century. Artisans working in Kathmandu, Nepal, cut the design out using a special wire saw.
Handcrafted in Nepal. 1 1/2"L including the French hook.