Special Order: Crafted in solid 18K Gold with inlayed Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise. It measures 0.87" in diameter.
We interpreted this symbol using the gorgeous contrast of Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise. Solid 18K Gold back.
One of the most beloved symbols, the Yin-Yang represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the dark and light shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (dark) and "yang" (light), which cause everything to happen.
They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other. While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold.