The artist as jeweler is a long tradition: Calder, Picasso and even Rauschenburg made jewelry. I  wanted to add to that tradition.

Back in 2008, while thinking about making sculptures based upon my sold works on canvas (see Jason Oliva [Sculpture]), I also began to entertain the idea of turning those sculptures into jewelry….a type of ‘wearable art.’ My painting ‘Buddha’ generated substantial interest when I posted it on my website so it was this image that I used for my first jewelry piece.

I decided upon a sterling silver, square ‘Framed’ pendant rendition of ‘Buddha’ that used the exact same linework as the orginal painting.


‘Buddha’ Hand painted edition on paper 

‘Buddha’ Sterling Silver ‘Frame’

I then thought it might be interesting to free the image from its frame and create a stand alone, ‘Cut-Out’ version of the painting’s image, also in the form of a pendant.

‘Buddha’ Sterling Silver ‘Pendant’

As a finishing touch, I wanted to create a unique box to present the Buddha pendant in. I was able to source packaging for the jewelery that would allow it to be displayed while also doubling as a picture frame to hold a miniature, signed print of the original ‘Buddha’ painting.

Picture Frame Box displaying signed 'Buddha' Print
Signed Box, ‘Buddha’ Sterling Silver Frame with Picture Frame Box with Signed ‘Buddha’ Print

Product Specifications

‘Framed’ and ‘Cut-Out’ Buddha Pendant:

Precious Metal:

  • Framed and Cut-Out pendant available in ‘Sterling Silver’ and variations of sterling silver, including ‘Rose’ and ‘Black Rhodium’ tints.

  • Framed and Cut-Out pendant also available in ‘18k White Gold’

    All pieces are dipped in ‘Rhodium’ to create a protective and hypoallergenic coating.


  • Sterling silver ball chain dipped in rhodium – available with Sterling Silver, Rose and Black Rhodium Framed and Cut-Out pendant

  • Black cord with gold findings chain – available with 18k White Gold Framed and Cut-Out Buddha pendant

  • 18″ lengths.


  • Sterling Silver, Rose, Black Rhodium and 18k White Gold Framed and Cut-Out Buddha pendant measure 1.75″ (4.45cm) square

  • Sterling Silver and 18k White Gold Cut-Out pendant also comes in a second, LARGER size 200% bigger.


  • Each pendant is presented in a unique black display box that includes its own signed miniature ‘Buddha’ print

  • Each box is hand-signed by Jason Oliva


  • Sterling Silver Framed and Cut-Out Buddha pendant is $300

  • Rose and Black Rhodium Framed and Cut-Out Buddha Pendant is $375

  • Sterling Silver LARGE Cut-Out Buddha pendant is $475

  • For prices regarding 18k White Gold Framed and Cut-Out Buddha pendant ,customised pieces with precious stones (Diamonds, Rubys, Emeralds or Saphires) or entirely bespoke pieces please contact JasonOliva@gmail.com for additional information


Shipping is FREE worldwide. Please contact Jason Oliva at JasonOliva@gmail.com for estimated shipping times.

Everyone is also welcome to pick up their pieces at Jason Oliva’s studio (21 Warren St. NY, NY 10007- A,C,E, 4 5 6, 2 3 to City Hall or Chambers Street)

Additional Designs

Alongside ‘Buddha’, Jason Oliva [Jewelery]  offers Framed and Cut-Out Pendants in Sterling Silver, Rose, Black Rhodium and 18k White Gold in the following designs: ‘Dragon’, ‘Lion’, ‘Rose’ and ‘Stripey Horse’. Limited selection available. All inquiries please contat Jason Oliva at JasonOliva@gmail.com.

ALL jewelry pieces can also be purchased directly from my studio at New York Vintners, Tribeca. If you would like to view the Buddha or any of the other pendants, whether as a purchase for yourself or as a gift, please don’t hesitate to drop by the studio or contact me at: Jason Oliva at JasonOliva@gmail.com.