Navaratna

Navaratna

The seven planets and two shadow planets of the Indian astrological system are represented by nine precious stones. Their arrangement and the jewel itself is called Navaratna (literally ‘nine gemstones’). By tradition, the nine stones as a group...

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Celebrating Rajasthan!

Celebrating Rajasthan!

On March 30st Rajasthan Day is celebrated to mark the formation of the state of Rajasthan.  Rajasthan, which means land of kings, came into existence on March 30, 1949. The state mostly comprises lands of Rajputs including the...

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The Peacock spreading its tail

The Peacock spreading its tail

On this side of the hemisphere, fine jewellery hasn’t really been culturally associated with men. But, we happily note, that is changing fast! In the Indian jewellery tradition, the art of adornment applies to men, women, children, animals, trees...

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Daily routine

Daily routine

We are very aware of the importance of a daily routine and fitting quiet and introspective me-time in our day. Especially in these rapidly changing times, a clear routine functions as an anchor and helps keeping focus and direction...

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Happy Always!

Happy Always!

Wrapping up an amazing week, which saw to the release of our latest series, CHANDRA for Van Gelder Indian Jewellery Contemporary Collections. We thought it only befitting to touch on this beautiful small sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha. In the...

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Understand what you Wear

Understand what you Wear

We were invited to attend the first Marjan Unger lecture by Dr Valerie  Steele at the Rijksmuseum. By hosting this lecture the Rijksmuseum honors the legacy of Marjan Unger-de Boer (1946-2018). She and her husband Gerard Unger (1942-2018)...

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These Mughal Women!

These Mughal Women!

We are deeply inspired by the drive, creative power and many accomplishments of strong women in life and business and we are extremely privileged to be standing on the shoulders of strong entrepreneurial women in our family. India past and...

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Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

Diwali, or Deepavali, the Festival of Lights that goes back to ancient India, is one of the major festivals among the Hindu community and is celebrated all around the world. During the five day celebrations people light up their homes and temple...

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