The original Shiva amulet came from the gold market in Mumbai, India. It only revealed itself after hours of searching and too much chai tea. It has been transformed into this bead.
Shiva is the third hindu god, he protects from evil forces, such as lust, greed and anger. He's also been know to be called Shiva the destroyer he helps with starting over with new beginnings.
The pendant is 3/4 of an inch in length.