The Flower of Life design is an ancient sacred symbol that can be found across many cultures. The pattern is a visual representation of the connections and interconnectedness of all living beings. I hand stain and seal the piece before shipping it to you. The piece is made from 1/4 thick birch that is cut and etched using a laser and finished with a brass jump ring. Each piece is made to order so please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping Thank you. The chain is not included.