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Necklace – “Arushi”

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

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“Arushi” surges with the power of the feminine principle. Carnelian and Red Onyx speak of strength, courage, beauty, all at the same time! Yellow Jade bursts forth with joy, hope, strength and vitality. And the Blue emperor beads, flow with serene spiritual vibrations…

An exquisite Jaipuri pendant adds a marvellous touch to this stunning combination of Red Onyx, Carnelian, Blue Emperor beads, and Yellow Jade, strewn into a delightful necklace! The centrepiece is a beautiful patterning of blue, silver and yellow that adds inspiration to this piece of jewellery!

“Arushi” is an ethnic, vibrant, attractive combination necklace!

Red gemstones correspond to the Mooladhara, or the root chakra.

Blue gemstones correspond to the Vishuddhi, or the throat chakra.

Yellow gemstones correspond to the Manipura, or the solar plexus chakra.

Dimensions – 8 mm beads, 22 inches long

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the centrepiece

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the centrepiece

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Arushi

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the Carnelians and Red Onyx

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a close-up of the pattern

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Necklace – “Maangalya”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”

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“Maangalya” – Auspiciousness…

“Maangalya” is a blessing…. The combination of stones used here resonate with sacred vibrations….

With a traditional and classic combination of colours,  “Maangalya” shimmers in loveliness, in the shades of the Pale Green Aventurines, Dark Green Aventurines, Green Onyx, Red Onyx and Rainbow Moonstones!

A combination of Green and Red stones is not just visibly imposing, but a well-balanced one in terms of energy. The Red stones capture and root the harmony, serenity, vigour and prosperity that flow from the Green stones, and fortify it with a solidarity and stability, that red stones characterize. The Translucent Moonstones, (stones of mental stability), with their soft sheen, offer a subdued balance to the bright reds and the prominent greens. The beautiful flow of the necklace culminates in a glorious pendant that highlights the the reigning Deity of the Mooladhara chakra – Lord Ganesha!

This simple yet cherished design, with burnished gold floral spacers, has an attractive centrepiece with a pair of bright gold round florals, that showcase a bright beautiful gold pendant.

The colours Red, Green, and Lord Ganesha, all hold a very sanctimonious place in the heart of Hinduism. And therefore, this necklace, that makes a definite promise of everything auspicious, goes by the name, “Maangalya”.

Red gemstones correspond to the Mooladhara, or the root chakra.

Green gemstones correspond to the Anahata, or the heart chakra.

White or Translucent gemstones correspond to the Sahasrara, or the crown chakra.

Dimensions – 8 mm & 10 mm beads, 26 inches long

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aventurines, onyx, and moonstone

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Lord Ganesha!

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a sacred flow…

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close-up 1

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close-up 2

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a resplendant pendant!

 

 

Necklace – “Ranjana”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”

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Ranjana

Ranjana charms one with a pleasing simplicity. Made of Magenta Onyx, Fluorite, Watermelon Jade and a Green Onyx pendant, this necklace is simple, traditional, yet made rich, by its vibrant colours. Magenta and Green alternate in a very appealing pattern, with striking silver spacers. The hues deepen centrepiece, as the lovely double-hued Watermelon Jades take over to showcase a pale green Onyx pendant, that matches well with the pale green Fluorites.

While Fluorite is a mystical stone that brings in mental order and clarity, *detoxifies one, and and provides much healing on the emotional and spiritual planes, Onyx is a stone that offers physical protection, security and stability.

Watermelon Jade is essentially colour-enhanced Jade, that exhibits a lovely dual shade of green and maroon. Jade is a stone of good health and longevity.

Green gemstones are associated with the Anaahata (heart) chakra.

Magenta gemstones are associated with the Ajna (third-eye), & Sahasraara, (crown) chakras.

Dimensions – 8 mm beads, 20 inches long

* Please note that Fluorite needs to be washed in running and cleansed more often (maybe once a week), than other stones, due to its propensity to suck up and store negative energy. This only means that Fluorite detoxifies and absorbs toxic energy and stores it unto itself and seals shut. It doesn’t let it out. For it to continue to heal, it needs to be cleansed regularly.

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a charming one…

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Magenta Onyx & Green Fluorite

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a close-up

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Ranjana

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a close-up

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the centrepiece with a Green Opal pendant

 

Necklace – “Shyaama Tara”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”

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Shyaama Tara

Shyaama Tara, is an aesthetic and dynamic combination of Red Onyx, Indian Agate, Howlite, and Tree Agate, named after the Buddhist Goddess ‘Green Tara’.

‘Shyaama’ means dark or (in this context) green, and ‘Tara’, refers to the Divine Feminine Principle, in Buddhism. Green Tara is called Shyaama Tara, in Sanskrit.

Blessed by the Goddess, who symbolizes the Pristine Spirit of the trees, woods, flowers, fruits, butterflies, birds, and the wind, Shyaama Tara, is born as a gentle child of Nature…

Indian Agate is a stone that comes from the mountains, carried down to river beds by the flowing waters. It is most often found during the period of the full moon. Through its travel, it catches the vibrations of the earth, water, moon and the sun! It emanates a mysterious range of healing properties… No wonder, it had been used widely by our ancients…. No stone can possibly exhibit this stunning range of colours, as the Indian Agate!

These beautiful Agates combine with a set of Red Onyx stones to achieve a beautiful pattern. And then the Howlites strike a beautiful contrast to the greens and the reds. With silverine beads in the centrepiece, the smooth alabaster Tree Agate stands out as an imposing pendant. The effect is truly picturesque!

This a splendid combination necklace that addresses the Sahasraara (crown) through the white Howlites & Tree Agate, Anahata (heart) through the Indian Agate, and the Mooladhara (root) chakra through the Red Onyx.

Much like the Goddess, Shyaama Tara symbolizes the feminine principle she has the power to create, nurture, protect, create compassion, love and harmony and good energy!

Dimensions – 8 mm beads, 18 inches long

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Shyaama Tara….

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a close-up

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the beauty of Indian Agate…

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the centrepiece – a pair of howlites and a tree agate pendant

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a close-up

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Necklace – “Manjari”

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

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Manjari, is essentially strung as a garland of pretty flowers….

This necklace articulates the fresh fragrance of flowers and leaves… Carnelian, Red Onyx, Yellow Pine Agate, Pale Pink Rose Quartz, Canadian Jade, White Agate, Rhochrosite, and Vessonite, all go into making this exuberant necklace!

A beautiful heart chakra necklace, Manjari, has all shades of pink and green stones, and in addition, white stones for the Sahasrara, and red stones for the Mooladhara. The speciality of Manjari, is the twin variant of greens, pinks, whites and reds. There is  both a translucent variant of an opaque stone, in the same colour!

Rhodochrosite(opaque) – Rose Quartz(translucent); Red Onyx(opaque) – Carnelian(translucent); White Agate(opaque) – White Agate (a translucent variant); and three gradiants of green – the grass green Vessonite, the straw green Pine Agate, and the bottle green Canadian Jade!

With pink and green stones, Manjari, flows with gentle vibrations of love and joy, peace and calm, prosperity and serenity. The red stones hold strong energies of balance, stability, security, providing a verve and passion for life! White stones emit very fine and vibrations that work towards purity of thought…

Manjari, follows a flower and leaf sequencing, with silverine spacers, and a  centrepiece highlighting a beautiful crimson filigree inset pendant.

Pink and Green gemstones are associated with the Anahata, or the heart chakra.

Red gemstones are associated with the Mooladhara, or the root chakra.

Dimensions – 8mm & 10 mm beads, 20 inches long

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a fragrant garland…

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the centrepiece

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a close-up

Necklace – “Kokila”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”

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There was this beautiful pair of birds, who inspired me to make this necklace. The summer heat was still on, and the afternoons were scorching. It was a very difficult summer. Yet, through all this searing season, I could find an impassioned joy well up in my heart, listening to their beautiful voices, almost all through the day. In the silence of the heat, when all else had given up, loud and clear were the mellifluous strains of the pair of attractive (indian) cuckoos, almost all through the day, in their fervent animated spirits!

This necklace, that I call “Kokila” is in a simple way a dedication to the all-consuming spirit of my pretty feathered friends…

Kokila, is a symmetrical strung collection of Black Obsidian, Indian Agate, White Agate, Red Onyx, Moss Agate, and Titanium Druzy beads, with a luscious Grey Agate pendant!

The arrangement of beads in Kokila matches the beautiful patterning of colours in the cuckoo. Although simple in pattern, Kokila offers an unmatched visual charisma!

Black Obsidian protects and grounds, the Indian and Moss Agates create a serene calm, the White Agate balances with Obsidian to create a balance in the Yin-Yang energies, while the Red Onyx provides a security and stability, apart from the attractive quotient! The quaint Titanium Druzy beads de-stress, relax the mind, uplift spirits, and amplifies one’s energies…

Kokila is a well-balanced combination of the Yin and the Yang, and beautifully blends grounding with upliftment, relaxation with vigour, and harmony with a peaceful contrast!

Green gemstones are associated with the Anahata, or the heart chakra.

White gemstones are associated with the Sahasrara, or the crown chakra.

Red, Grey and Black gemstones are associated with the Mooladhara, or the root chakra.

Dimensions – 6mm & 8 mm beads, 18 inches long

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Kokila….

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the one-of-a-kind Titanium Druzies

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a grey Agate pendant in the centrepiece

Necklace – ‘Lathika’

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”

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“Lathika, for the young at heart…..

Lathika, for the the young at heart….

Just a young slender creeper grows, with an intermittent burst of bright flowers, the loveliness of Lathika, would grow on you, all green serene, with bursts of animated beauty!

This necklace is an appealing  combination of pale pink rose quartz and red onyx,moss agate and amazonite. A gentle stable harmonious energy courses through the green stones, and the pink stones provide a loving radiance. The red stones are a sort of an anchor that bring in security and stability.  The centrepiece has attractive silver spacers, that frame the beauty of this unique pendant…. The very attractive Tibetan green-red pendant in green, matches perfectly with the colour of the stones in the necklace.

With hardly any spacers, Lathika, is a picturesque representation of nature in her primeval splendour!

Pink and Green gemstones are associated with the Anahata, or the heart chakra.

Red gemstones are associated with the Mooladhara, or the root chakra.

Dimensions – 6mm & 8 mm beads, 18 inches long

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Lathika…

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the Tibetan pendant

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the creeper...

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a close-up

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loveliness….