wearing jewellery is like being caressed by nature.
Emeralds, like transparent leaves around the neck.
Rubies flash fire on the ears.
Sapphire like the deepest oceans drown us in their mystery.
Pearls, like the milky moon cools the neck.
Gold sparkles sunshine around our waist.
Diamonds flash lightning wherever they touch.
Behold these triratna jewels
that date back over 5000 years to the Sunga period
These exceptionally fine pieces of gold jewelry would have been strung on a necklace. The auspicious symbols on either side of the egg-shaped bead are in the form of full blown lotus flowers with the seed pods carefully detailed, and trident-shaped forms decorated with stylized palmette motifs emanate down from the lotuses.
As with all jewellery in India,
they are imbued with meaning
The trident-shaped forms are decorated with stylised palm-leaf like motifs that emanate down from a frequent muse for Indian craftsmen: the lotus.
The making process would have been straightforward: the ornaments probably would have been strung on a long beaded necklace.
The auspicious motifs on either side of the egg-shaped bead are in the form of blooming lotus flowers with the seed pods carefully detailed.
The symbols are known by various names, including triratna, nandyavarta, and trishula.
Three is pervasive in India: Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers for example.
They are auspicious and reference creative, life-affirming energy.
Imbued within each jewellery
are a variety of ideas that are both universal and singular
Every piece of jewellery is not just metal and material.
Meaning, motif and making all strung together beautifully.
The end result is the wearer who says, “It is Mine.”
Welcome to Jewels of India.
These are the jewels of India. These are what give our nation its beauty and character.
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