If you’re attending the events of two certain visiting spiritual leaders, you may need some accessories to help adorn your displays of faith. These are some of the best places to shop in Philadelphia to help you wear your spirituality.
Philadelphia-based luxury jewelry designer Steven Lagos operates under the philosophy that jewelry is one of the most personal and significant forms of art a person can own. At Lagos (1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770) in Rittenhouse Square, browse through elegant pieces inspired by his travels around the world, including rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets adorned with stunning crosses. Some items feature sparkling colored gemstones, while others are made from muted metals. Whether you're Christian or Catholic, showy or understated, you'll find something here to suit your style.
For Judaica ranging from two-toned Jewish Star necklaces to rings adorned with meaningful passages, head to the gift shop at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall East, 215.923.3811). This impressive museum outlet has a diverse selection of jewelry, accessories and religious items from an array of talented designers. Take a look at the "Ahava" collection, based on Robert Indiana's famous statue in Love Park. Showcasing the Hebrew word for "Love", these pieces marry Jewish culture with Philly pride, and proceeds are split between the NMAJH and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
One of the newer shops in town for spiritual jewelry is Bella Turka (113 S. 13th St., 215.560.8733), which offers a beautifully refined selection from talented young
designers from Istanbul, Tel Aviv, New York and beyond. Shop from many contemporary styles, as well as traditional and handmade pieces inspired by ancient designs from Greece and Turkey. Prices range from $25 to $500 with many pieces under $100. The Center City shop also offers a collection of unique gifts and home decorative items for all your spiritual needs.