Zazen Bear Launches Art of Zen Fine Jewelry and Gifts at SoHo NY Flagship

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Zazen Bear's jewelry and gifts focus on bringing the Art of Zen into everyday life.

Interpreting the Art of Zen for its newest fine jewelry collections, Zazen Bear introduced its Zen Garden I and Zen Garden II fine jewelry collections at its flagship boutique in New York's SoHo neighborhood. The jewelry captures the delicate designs and patterns found in traditional Japanese Zen gardens using curving lines and repetitive motifs. "Zazen" is the name of the chubby bear whose likeness appears on every piece of Zazen Bear jewelry and the word "za" means "sitting" in Japanese. Pendants, earrings, stackable rings, woven leather and friendship bracelets can be layered or worn individually and are designed to bring a sense of calm and inner peace.

Nick Jeong, Zazen Bear’s US CEO, “Zen Garden I is based on circles while Zen Garden II is angular and architectural. Each piece of Zazen Bear jewelry is hand finished and emphasizes the personal touch and connection to the person who wears the jewelry.”

All Zazen Bear jewelry is made with 14kt gold (yellow, white or rose) and semi-precious stones, including some jewelry accented with pavé diamonds. Pendants, rings, earrings, friendship bracelets and bangles range in price from $125 to $2,000.

Seitho, the founder, created Zazen Bear after he returned to Japan in 2011 to practice meditation and calligraphy after experiencing the 9/11 attacks in New York where he was a student. He created the symbol of Zazen to help individuals find inner peace and balance in their everyday lives. The bear is a symbol of strength, serenity and support. Everything that Zazen Bear produces is infused with this message. In addition to the jewelry are gifts that include candles, fragrance sticks, ceramic trays, mugs, tea sets, covered jars and wood desk accessories with simple designs that inspire tranquility and harmony. The SoHo boutique is located at 497 Broome Street. http://www.zazenbear.com

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