Amulets, Talismans, Heirlooms
For centuries, Chinese Guardian Lions are believed to possess mythic protective powers. Traditionally carved out of stone, their sculptures are commonly placed in pairs at the entrance of important buildings, temples, and residences to ward off evil spirits and negative energies.
"The inspiration for 'The Guardians' came from some of my earliest spiritual memories. As a child, I would follow my grandmother on her trips to the temple. And it was almost always the same routine - we would pass by the lion sculptures, proceed into the main hall for prayers, and then collect an amulet from the temple attendant on the way out. Through this series, I hope to translate these decorative symbols of protection into amulets that would also allow the wearer to express her individuality and commemorate important moments in life."
Each Mandy Wu jewelry is proudly made in Asia with the finest craftsmanship and materials.