The lotus is a sacred symbol in many cultures. These cute little stud earring are plated brass.
A symbol of protection. The lotus is said to bloom form the crown chakra as a thousand-petaled lotus blooming form a mud bath.
In Buddhism, the journey of the lotus is said to mirror our own spiritual journeys. Mired in suffering (or samsara), our spirits start out like a lotus bud, tightly closed and buried in deep in the muddy dark. It is only by living through Buddhist virtues and working our way through varied experiences that we can slowly open ourselves to enlightenment. Buddhists also regard the lotus as an important symbol of nonattachment: it remains firmly planted in the mud while growing high above the water’s surface, unsullied by the dirt that surrounds it.