Lanterns have big meaning in Buddhism, so it’s no surprise that practicing Buddhists, jewelry designers, and mom-and-daughter team, Nancy and Dakota Badia, have made them the focus of a new collection. The Buddha Mama founders’ new Lantern jewelry celebrates the light source, which symbolizes wisdom in Buddhism, and they are often used in ceremonies celebrating the Buddha. In true Buddha Mama form, Lantern pieces are massive in scale and gorgeous in aesthetics, with this pair of 20k gold earrings feautring lantern cutouts with navy enamel–colored Morrocan-style silhouettes, diamonds, and tsavorites. When has style ever been so enlightening?
Lantern earrings in 20k gold with blue enamel, 1.81 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 0.944 ct. t.w. tsavorites, $8,300
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