Fair Trade Nepalese Brass Buddhist Vajra / Dorje Pendant

Size Guide

This solid brass Fair Trade Nepalese vajra (Sanskrit) or dorje (Tibetan) pendant is small but mighty. It has an adjustable waxed cotton cord that allows you to wear the vajra / dorje pendant high up, close to your neck, or slung low on your chest according to your preference.

Symbolism & Legend

In the Hindu scriptures, the vajra is the mighty thunderbolt weapon of Indra, god of rain and thunder. In Tibetan Buddhism the vajra or dorje symbolises both the thunderbolt of Enlightenment and the indestructibility of diamond - signifying spiritual strength and resilience.

The Vedas describe Indra's vajra as an open-pronged weapon and, according to Buddhist legend, the Buddha took the vajra from Indra and closed it's prongs together, turning the once fearful weapon into a sceptre symbolising spiritual power, balance and harmony.

Origin & Details

This pendant was made in Kathmandu by the artisans of Mahaguthi, Craft with Conscience, a Fair Trade organisation that promotes traditional Nepali culture, art and artisans.

Materials: solid brass, waxed cotton cord
Size: 4.5 x 2cm (2"x1.7")
Weight: 25 grams

Cord: adjustable 1 metre (39") long waxed cotton cord
Maximum drop length 46cm / 18"
Minimum drop length 24cm / 9.5"

Please note: due to their hand-crafted nature, each vajra/dorje pendant is unique and so may vary very slightly from the one shown.

Fair Trade products

This pendant was made by a skilled Nepali artisan who was fairly paid and treated with respect. It is a guaranteed Fair Trade product, compliant with the regulations of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). Our Fair Trade products use ethically sourced and sustainable materials wherever possible.

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Sizing Chart

Please use the size charts below to help you determine your size. As sizing and cut can vary greatly between brands, use the charts as a general guide to compare sizes and the measurements for listed item to ensure a good fit. If you need assistance selecting the right size, please contact us at info@meroretro.com or +44 (0) 207 6866807.

Women's Clothing Size Conversion  (source: Wikipedia)

UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 9 11 13 15 17
Bust 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"


Shoe Size Conversion


UK Sizing US Sizing AUS Sizing Europe Sizing
2.5 5 3.5 35
3 5.5 4 35.5
3.5 6 4.5 36
4 6.5 5 36.5
4.5 7 5.5 37
5 7.5 6 37.5
5.5 8 6.5 38
6 8.5 7 39.5
6.5 9 7.5 40
7 9.5 8 40.5
7.5 10 8.5 41
8 10.5 9 41.5
8.5 11 9.5 42


Vintage Sizing and Measurements

Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

A good way to determine fit:

* Find a similar item in your wardrobe.
* Measure it according to our measurement guidelines.
* Compare your measurements to those of the vintage item you are interested in.
* You're done. If it's a good fit, make it yours!

We do occasionally pin clothing to fit our models, so please read all measurements carefully. We do not accept returns for vintage merchandise that does not fit. If you have any questions about our sizing/measurements, please contact us at info@meroretro.com.

Measurement Guidelines

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. Please double bust, waist, and hip measurements.



Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff; for dolman sleeves, measured from collar
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled




Length Sole of shoe, from toe to heel, measured on the bottom of the sole
Width Measured at widest part of the sole of the shoe, typically at ball of foot
Height From bottom of shoes (including heels) to top
Heel Taken at the very back of shoe, from floor to top of heel








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