These beautiful sterling silver earrings feature a lotus flower in the centers. Lotus flowers have carried important symbolism through many traditions. Although they grow in mud and retract into the water at night. they emerge clean from the the murky waters with fresh flowers each day. Confucious, the great Chinese philosopher said, "I have a love for the Lotus, while growing in mud it still remains unstained." Lotus flowers are associated with purity, rebirth, faithfulness and spiritual awakening.