The Conch Shell
Silver Lotus coin on a handmade necklace of silver and sea sediment jasper beads
The Conch Shell symbolizes good actions because through its permeating sound it inspires the masses into good actions. Its sound awakens the masses from their ignorance and leads them into enlightenment. Since ancient times, the white conch shell that is characterized by its spiral contour to the right had been used to sound a call to action.
Traditionally, the ancient gods carried huge conch shell horns that proclaim their triumphs and valor. The conch shell has also been used as a battle horn that is similar in function to that of the contemporary bugle. Thus, the conch horn, since time immemorial, has been a symbol of power, sovereignty, and authority. Common folks believe that it could banish evil spirits, ward off harmful creatures, and prevent natural disasters.
About our new collection:
2020 was the year of doubt, questioning, uncertainty and fear of tomorrow.
This is why we searched for inspiration, escaping to the four corners of the world. This evasion was spiritual since we could not travel. So we read, discussed (especially with my mother), met people who led us gradually to the 6th century B.C. and the appearance of Buddhism.
The philosophy of Buddhism is that of deliverance from suffering. The doctrine is based on the suffering inherent in human life and its ultimate objective is to free man from this suffering. For this, there is no supreme divinity to turn to nor any magical help. The only way to leave the path of suffering which repeats life after life is to come out of ignorance.
Inspired by this philosophy, we wanted to create a spiritually rich collection that could guide its wearer regardless of their history, beliefs and journey.
We decided to create a collection of bracelets and necklaces around a unique piece, a Tibetan piece. The lotus design, both on the front and back, is the key element of this piece. The obverse (front) shows a lotus surrounded by the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. These eight symbols are The Eternal or Endless Knot, The Treasure Vase, The Two Golden Fish, The Parasol, The Conch Shell, The Victory Banner, The Dharma Wheel, and of course the Lotus Flower.
Each of these symbols has a different meaning, related to future success, spiritual victories and auspicious events to come. We decided to name each of the creations in this collection with the name of one of these symbols.
We are happy to share with you this new collection, full of meaning and spirituality, originally created for my mother and now available for all those who are searching for a strong piece to support them in their daily difficulties and to overcome their doubts
The Conch Shell
France: Guaranteed delivery 72 hours after shipment. Philip Oliver Paris insures each item until it is delivered.
30€ for international shipments, free delivery for orders over 500€.