'Yeondeung' means lantern lighting, which is an important ritual to pay respect to Buddha. Buddhist belief says lanterns are symbolic of wisdom, in that they bring light to the world. On paper lanterns, a paper tag hangs below, where a person writes their name and their wish or hope. A recent trip to a Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea inspired these beautiful and colorful earrings in 14k Gold. The bead looks like a globe and is made of inlaid various gemstones. And the cool part - these will be one-of-a-kind! I have not found similar beads, so I have only made this ONE pair! Comes gift boxed. Perfect for the holidays (Chinese New Year is Jan 25th), or just treat yourself to a bit of enlightenment!