We are over the Moon with the launch of CHANDRA for Van Gelder Indian Jewellery -Contemporary Collections!
This launch coincides with the next full Moon, on Nov. 12th. On this day the Moon will be appearing “opposite” the Sun. As the full Moon (purnima) in the month of Kartik, this full Moon (Kartik Purnima) is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sihks, each for their individual reasons.
And we celebrate the best way we know how, by launching the next series in our Contemporary Collections, welcoming Chandra alongside Colors, Jali, Jodha Bai and of course our biggest inspiration Van Gelder Indian Jewellery Heritage Collection!
According to the traditional Hindu jewellery concept, gold is associated with the Sun and Hindu god Surya. Silver is associated with the moon and Hindu god Chandra.
Since the ancient Vedic scripts there is mentioning of the relation between the sun, Surya and the moon, Chandra, the other planets and their relation to human characteristics and interaction.
The mythology around this planet was the leading inspiration in the creative process and design.