As noted in this recent WWD article, Shamballa Jewels is a company that has parlayed bracelets patterned after prayer beads into a global multimillion dollar business. The design of the company’s new Copenhagen flagship is “between a yoga shall, which is a meditation hall for yogis, and a monastery.”
“‘The earthquake revived fundamental values in Japanese society that had been lost in years of economic prosperity,’ said Atsuko Sano, a jewelry designer and founder of the AS Collection. … ‘All of the forms of RIN converge into a simple, basic spirituality.’”
“Commercialization makes celebrating Hanukkah easier,” says the Gainesville Times. In addition to Waterford Crystal menorahs and dreidels, you can also buy Star of David cookies at Publix.