According to the traditional Hindu jewellery concept, gold is associated with the sun and Hindu god Surya and silver with the moon and Hindu god Chandra. In ancient Vedic scripts there is mentioning of the relation between the the sun – SURYA, the moon – CHANDRA, the other planets and its relation to human characteristics and interaction. The sun gives the light, and energy from its fire, the masculine quality. The moon reflects the light of the sun, the feminine quality. Two heavenly bodies, together creating harmony. All planned by nature.
The creation of Van Gelder Chandra Collection
With Van Gelder Indian Jewellery Heritage Collection we mainly focused on -high carat- gold items. However, we always felt drawn to the beautiful and strong designs of traditional Indian silver jewellery. With the launch of Van Gelder Indian Jewellery Contemporary Collections we are thrilled to now incorporate a line of silver and white gold jewellery into our Collections. This collection goes by the name of CHANDRA, as the mythology around this planet was a leading inspiration in the creative process and design. With this collection we strived to merge the somewhat tribal, folk look of the authentic jewellery designs of rural India, with the more delicate andintricate, work of the court jewellery of Lucknow.