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Idee Simon

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Idee Simon


Why Jewelry? Why Amulets?

In 2008 I made my first trip to southeast Asia. While traveling in Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos I discovered Buddhist amulets. I was immediately struck with inspiration: jewelry could be talisman, I thought! worn to connect one to that sense of inner spirit. My young guide on the trip gave me her amulet to wear for my journey home, in order to protect and keep me safe. I was totally convinced that everyone had to have one! My passion for collecting amulets and other images to be worn as talisman was born. I have indulged my lust for travel in Southeast Asia, and an eagerness to learn more about Buddhist amulets and the gods they represent, ever since.
I found the amulets that I’ve put together for this collection on my last trip to Thailand, in November of 2014. I’ve called the first series of amulets, “Good Karma.” They’re necklaces that consist of a circular druzy stone set in sterling silver. I’ve named the second series, “double happiness” earrings. They display the Chinese character for happiness, twice – it’s a figure often hung at traditional weddings to catch the eyes of the new couple, and to bring happiness to each of them. These amulets, tiny works of art, can be worn by both men and women, and for many reasons. I like to think of them as little reminders, jewelry that puts, and keeps, you in touch with your inner soul.

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    Jewelry as talisman, worn for protection, to keep safe, stay present and connect one to one's own inner spirit. These amulets, tiny works of art, can be worn by both men and women.

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