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Buddha to Buddha was born in 1997 during a meditation journey in South East Asia, where the founder wanted to experience the deeper meaning of life. There, he started drawing; the connection between two beings and something heavy, to keep him grounded in this life. Together with a local silversmith he brought those sketches to life; the brand and its first bracelet were born. Ever since, we create our silver masterpieces with the best craftsmen we can find. Buddha to Buddha prides itself that each piece of jewellery is made by hand. Therefore every piece is unique, each piece has a soul.
Today Buddha to Buddha is more than just jewellery. It’s a lifestyle; embracing life and its contradictions. We challenge the fast-paced life, the never-not-working-life and the so-many-impulses-I-don’t-actually-see-anything-life. We try to pause, connect back to the world and care for those in it. Stand still and be inspired to see the things you overlook. We are for the passionate, the creatives, the risktakers and the rebels. Why the rush? Explore the world, embrace the unknown and let life surprise you.
Craftsmanship is at the core of Buddha to Buddha’s premium jewellery. From the design process to development, a team of designers, developers and silversmiths work together to create the finished piece. The chain big bracelet (size E) takes a skilled silversmith around five days to complete, including the clasp, which is made up of 28 intricate pieces. Even the leather on the designs is handwoven by talented leather workers.
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. Watch the video of our art in motion.
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!