Om is a common symbol on beads, charms and pendants. Including symbolic beads in your handmade jewelry is a great way to personalize and make your beaded necklaces and bracelets more meaningful. What does the symbol mean? Om is a sacred sound and mantra, and an important spiritual symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is considered to be imperishable and immutable as Om is considered to be a letter that cannot be broken down any further. Today, Om is a fairly recognizable symbol worldwide. It often appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit prayers. Many people believe that this slow, calming chant is the sound made when all of creation came into existence. People often recite this chant during meditation and prayer. You may have even heard it during your yoga classes.