THE FLOWERING OF AN ANCIENT TRADITION
Craftsmanship is the key to all Buddha to Buddha jewellery. Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet or a necklace, each piece is the result of a long and meticulous process involving creative minds, infinite patience and very steady hands. Each new piece of jewellery is like a beautiful flower, developing slowly but surely as time passes. It starts with the first seed of a new idea in the mind of our highly skilled and creative designers in Amsterdam. This is worked out in sketches and computer drawings and discussed with colleagues. From the drawings, each individual piece of silver or another material is measured and calculated.
As the seed germinates into a budding flower, a specialist determines if the piece can be made and which steps are necessary in the process. The design is then sent to Bali, where hundreds of local craftsmen –and women- are engaged in making Buddha to Buddha jewellery. Silver craft is a long established tradition in the island and it’s truly amazing to witness the patience and precision with which every piece is hand-crafted. For the intricate designs, separate moulds are made. Each line is lovingly drawn and scratched out by hand. With the so-called lost wax casting method, hot liquid silver is then poured into the moulds. After cooling off, the different components of the jewellery, like the petals of a flower, are buffed and polished. And finally, the pieces are linked together and the shining piece of jewellery unfolds like a glorious flower.
So when you look at your Buddha to Buddha ring, bracelet or necklace, remember how much love and dedication has gone into the making of it, you will appreciate and cherish it even more!