Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It is located on the Indonesian Island of Java. The temple was built around 750 AD and completely finished 75 years later. Borobudur was vacant and hidden for many years under the volcanic ash of Mount Merapi until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century. Many believe the aerial view of Borobudur takes the shape of a lotus, the Buddhist symbol of purity, femininity and birth. Researchers believe Borobudur depicts the path of a Buddhist from samsara to nirvana. Also known as the gigantic stone textbook of Buddhism, Borobudur illustrates the life of Buddha and his teachings. The Borobudur Lotus collection represents the handsome wonder and beauty of the world, renewal and life. The lotus pendant is bronze with sterling silver accent, 1 3/4 in. diameter, and is on an 18 inch length, fully adjustable sterling silver handmade chain.