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Necklace – “Sakura”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


If ever, a necklace can communicate the sweetness, simple beauty and fragility of human life, it would be “Sakura”……


the sweet “Sakura”

“Sakura”, means “good”, “virtuous”, “respectable”. The cherry blossoms symbolize the renewal and resurgence of the beauty, grandeur and glory of life in all its beauty, while parallely implying the transience of all this glory. Yet, despite its brief splendour, life is still beautiful, and worth living! Every beautiful moment can be cherished…

On similar sentiments does Necklace “Sakura” speak. Every stone of Rhodochrosite bursts with love, every bead of Shell pearl brings in a small measure of peace… The beads look charming to behold! In its own quaint and quiet way, “Sakura” blooms and blossoms…


Cherry Blossom….

Made of deep pink Rhodochrosite, and Baby pink Shell pearls, “Sakura” brims with love, innocence, and of healing of matters related to the heart, just as pink gemstones are wont to!

The necklace is of a simple design – the Shell pearls alternating with the Rhodochrosites, with simple daisy spacers, and a pair of silver beads highlighting a differently shaded shiny bead of Shell pearl, in the centrepiece… The subdued lustre of the pearl and the deep blushing pink of Rhodochrosite harmoniously blend into each other!


the centre-bead

Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual healing through the heart. It relieves stress and anxiety, kindles love, self-love, and energizes the soul through the warmth of its being! 

What are Shell pearls? Read this:

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Shell pearls have the essence of the “Mother of Pearl’ in them, and therefore, besides their beautiful radiant smooth exterior, there is this pure calm feel of the moon, when you wear them!!


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charm and beauty….


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The necklace goes with a complementary pair of pretty stone and pearl earrings…


a pretty pair of earrings…


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

Dimensions – 8 & 10 mm beads, 18 inches long

Necklace – “Sonika”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”



A short simple, yet attractive Yellow Jade and Orange Carnelian necklace, Sonika is nascent, bright and beautiful as the rays of the rising sun!

At an emotional level, Yellow and orange stones energize the mind, and uplift the spirit. They boost joy, cheer, mirth, creativity, intelligence, vitality, a zest for life! Stones associated with these chakras usher in good luck, and a dynamic energy (increased Prana)…. Physically, no wonder, therefore, they relate to the central core of the physical human body, – a region that decides the strength of one’s mind and heart!

Sonika, in her own small measure, promises you the same!

Orange gemstones correspond to the Swaadhisthana, or the root chakra.

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

Dimensions – 8 mm stones, 18 inches long


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Yellow Jade and Orange Carnelian


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a golden bead pendant

Necklace – “Shyaama Tara”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


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


Shyaama Tara….


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the beauty of Indian Agate…


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


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Necklace – “Kokila”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


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




the one-of-a-kind Titanium Druzies



a grey Agate pendant in the centrepiece

Necklace – “Avani”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


the humble Avani

Avani means ‘Earth’. The Earth is humble, primitive and firm. And so is Avani…

As you walk the earth, physically and mentally, you experience a sense of firmness and stability, the earth offers you. Further, when you start interacting with the earth, through activities like gardening, horticulture, nature trails, etc…, the body gets attuned to the energies of the earth. This leads to physical grounding. Grounding offers mental and emotional stability. Through course of time, as you grow more in sync with the stable earth energy, your deeper connection with the earth overwhelms you, at an emotional level. You feel a sense of security, stability and solidarity in your thought and feeling. You appreciate life to its fullest. You feel a sense of purpose in your life.

No wonder people love places like the Sahara, or the Grand Canyon! They are definitely more than just a vast expanse of barren rocks, or unbearably hot places! The Earth in all its manifestations does evoke a sense of awe…. It is because the terra firma contains within itself, a never fading solidarity, that is essential to life!

At a metaphysical level, if we view the human body as constituted by the 5 elements of nature, our Mooladhara (root/base) Chakra is representative of the Earth element in our body. The Mooladhara, is our primordial chakra that develops as early as the embryonic stage. This Chakra influences the well-being of all other chakras. If the root Chakra is majorly disturbed, it would have telling consequences on one’s health. Just as our Earth needs to be preserved, the Earth element in our body needs to be preserved and nurtured, for our survival!

As stated earlier, there are many ways to do this. Yoga helps. When it comes to crystal therapy, stones that are red, brown and black, influence the Mooladhara.The energy of these stones stabilizes and energizes first, the physical body, and then the mind.

With simple silver spacers, a range of Red Jaspers, Red Goldstones, and Picture Jaspers make this humble yet powerful necklace. A big drop of Red Jasper serves as a pendant.

With the red jaspers speaking of fertile red soils, the picture jasper reminding one of the beautiful golden desert sands, and the goldstones shimmering with heat of the arid plains, Avani stands out as a vivid representative of the Earth Element, in the form of a necklace!

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

Dimensions – 6mm, 8 mm & 10 mm beads, 18 inches long


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firm and bold…


the jaspers…


the beautiful terracotta feel….


the centrepiece



Necklace – ‘Lathika’

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


“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




the Tibetan pendant


the creeper...


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Necklace – “Anaahita”

“Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”


“Anahita” – the birth of innocence….

“Anaahita” is a soft, gentle and gorgeous necklace in pastel pinks and greens, flowing with a resolute calm and love.

The stones that go into making “Anaahita” are Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite and Aquamarine. This is an exclusive Heart (Anahata) chakra necklace!

The properties of Amazonite and Aquamarine are of the water element. Their fluidity is marked by steady cool, gentle currents of calm and relaxation. They gently permeate the heart and the senses, to strike a balance between the heart and the mind.

Rhodochrosite and Rose Quartz are stones that resonate with love, care, and compassion.

Together, the pink and the green stones, dissolve rigidity, calm frayed nerves, kindle hope, soothe an anxious heart and instill harmony. They create an inimitable magic, that bring in a unique blend of Loving Peace, Peaceful Love, a Joyous Calm, a Serene Joy, Beauty and Harmony…..

With simple gold-finish spacers, and a striking Ganesha pendant, “Anaahita” truly feels like a blessing to the heart!

(Pale Bluish) Green & Pink gemstones are associated with the Anahata, or the heart chakra.


centrepiece – A Ganesha pendant

Dimensions – 6, 8 & 10 mm beads, 18 inches long


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