From Mine to Store: Buddha Mama’s Bejeweled Buddha



Who knew? Some Buddhas lend themselves more readily to spectacular jewelry than others. For Nancy Badia, founder of the ­Buddha Mama line, Amitabha Buddha—who is always portrayed in religious imagery in Technicolor-bright hues—proved particularly alluring. “This piece was especially fun to do,” she says, “because we could incorporate enamel and vibrant colored stones.” Amitabha “is seen a lot throughout Buddhism,” explains the Miami-based designer, who debuted the jewelry collection in 2008 and has been a practicing Buddhist for over two decades. The sanguine Amitabha is “on
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