Great dangle earrings in sterling silver with a unique buddha. This beautiful three dimensional charm features the silhouette of a buddha sitting within a lotus flower. Contemporary ear wires provide the perfect complement to these beautiful earrings. Buddha comes from the Sanskrit root 'budh', meaning to awaken. Anyone who has become enlightened or fully awakened to the true nature of things is considered a Buddha. The important function of a Buddha is to act as a teacher and to lead others. Buddhists liken the unfolding of the lotus petals to the unfolding of the divine within the human self. The closed bloom represents the heart with its infinite potential for enlightenment; the open blossom represents the enlightened self. In Buddhism the lotus blossom represents a heart opening. The lotus flower blooms on the surface of water, with its roots deep below in mud - making it a symbol of light and beauty emerging from darkness.
These exclusive Zoe and Piper earrings are part of our ' Jewelry with a Conscience ' charity line, which donates a portion of the proceeds to selected animal sanctuary groups and animal advocacy groups.
This buddha and lotus flower measures 5/8'' long x 3/8'' wide and is crafted of solid sterling silver. The overall length of the earrings is 1 3/8". Handcrafted in the USA.