{MEENAKSHI} Garnets and Silver Necklace with Handcrafted Kemp Stones and Silver Ganesha Pendant

{MEENAKSHI} Garnets and Silver Necklace with Handcrafted Kemp Stones and Silver Ganesha Pendant


Destination: South India (pre-dominantly Tamil Nadu), specific region unknown

Focal Point: An exquisitely made Ganesha pendant in new Sterling silver (92.5% purity) with intricate details and stunning craftsmanship like no other. It is made in the temple jewellery style with red “kemp” stones and silver bead dangles.

Kemp or Temple Jewellery is a craft form of making jewellery that is known to have originated in Vadaserry (Nagarcoil district) of Tamil Nadu. It was initially made for the royals (Cholas, Pandyas and Rayars between 9th to 16th century) and then later worn by classical Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancers. Even today this jewellery is extensively worn by brides and women of South India. The characteristic feature is the intricate setting of “kemp” red Spinel stones along with green and/or blue stones as well. The jewellery was also made using rubies, emeralds and pearls and gold foil cover on them.

Name Inspiration: The necklace is named after “Meenakshi Amman”, who is the revered goddess in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She is another form of Goddess Parvati, who is Lord Ganesha’s mother and one of the three main goddesses that form the Trinity in Hinduism and regarded as the Mother Goddess. She symbolizes energy, strength and power.

Item Description: Featuring a stunningly handcrafted new Sterling Silver (92.5% purity) Ganesha pendant, this necklace is made using large, gorgeous Garnets and accentuated with sterling silver Bor beads and finished with a beautiful Thai Karen Silver (97-99% purity) toggle clasp. The pendant is studded with red kemp stones and do see the second picture for a closer look at the intricate details of the pendant.

Length: 30.5 inches approx. (when measured around the neck from nape to tip of the necklace).

Please note:

  1. Colours in the picture may vary slightly from the actual product owing to camera and lighting differences as well as individual screen resolutions.

  2. Also please use a tape to measure around your neck to see how and where it would fall when worn by you. Kindly make an informed purchase as the necklace length cannot be altered.

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