the necklace is a bone pendant. the phrase carved into it says "om mani padme hum" in Tibetan. its one of my favorite necklaces. i have one other bone pendant that i wear often.. i had a third that i never took off but alas.. the one day i did it was never to be seen again. i still wonder what could have happened to it. so sad.
and let me tell you, it is a hard thing to take a photo of yourself with a 50 mm. but i managed.