Hello Gong Shoppers: Let us be clear, these gongs are not made in Tibet. They are made in India these days, but make them in the fashion of Tibetan Gongs and call them such, so we felt obligated to call them this as well.
On the plus side, the plain, non-etched gongs are solid bronze (the 8 and 12 inch ones) are very heavy and create a long sustain.
The etched gongs are very pretty, but much lighter in weight. Their sound is softer and more delicate.