Great skill is employed in the depiction of clouds inspired by the ancient Tibetan Thanka paintings. The focus of symmetry is within the central spiral of the clouds. It represents the vortex or seed essence that renders it fertile with life giving rain. Their inner symbolism resemble a divine ballet of the heavens. Dragons and Gods, who glide through the clouds, entwine in the passage of clouds across the skies. Clouds may come and go across the heavens, like the transitory thoughts or delusions which appear to obscure the mind's true nature, yet the nature of the sky remains unchanged.
Black Start Earrings
Notice how the design style changes ever so slightly when the shape of the stone changes. Engraving and granulation embellish a garnet gemstone.