The mandala is one of humankind's most ancient art forms. With the circle as its basis, it reflects eternity and all of nature: the sun, the moon and even the bird's nest. The circle is the most natural form known to mankind. The universe is made up of planets, stars, moons and the sun--all spherical in shape. Trees, rocks and raindrops are circular, and most fruits and flowers are spherical. The cells and atoms that make up everything within the universe are circular, which represents the beginning of everything. Each stone is handpicked for its size and texture, each one is one of a kind and always begins with a single dot in the center and expands outward from there.