Indian Chakra Necklace, "Spirit of Friendship"
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Gemstones represent the seven chakras with their colors. The word means "wheel" and refers to the points of spiritual and physical energy in the human body. Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red represent the crown, brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root, and each is linked to a different mantra. Handcrafted by Rituu, this radiant necklace celebrates a spirit of friendship with a colorful medley of gemstones. It combines amethyst, peridot, garnet and quartz with golden citrine, carnelian, aquamarine and iolite.
.925 Sterling silver
- 41 grams
- 1.45 oz
- 45.5 cm min L - x 46.5 cm max L x 1 cm W
- 18" min L - x 18.25" max L x 0.4" W
Since childhood, Rituu has been drawn to the rich history of Indian jewelry, particularly that of her native Jaipur. She married into a family of jewelry artisans who, for generations, have passed their skills down from elder to younger. Rituu's husband encouraged her to create her own jewelry and she persevered, learning all she could. She now has a workshop where she teaches traditional jewelry making techniques to the people who work with her.
Rituu is a powerful woman who learned the rich jewelry-making traditions of her husband's family and turned them into a thriving workshop. In spite of the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments, Rituu works through her pain and shares her knowledge with others. Through the great success of her jewelry, she has been able to hire a number of other artisans, most of whom are women.
Novica sales account for much of Rituu's income. They have helped her to survive a health crisis and to grow her workshop. She is now one of Novica's most successful Indian jewelry artisans. The stable income that Novica sales bring has profoundly impacted Rituu's life and the lives of her workers.
Rituu has struggled to overcome the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments. It affected her work for a number of years but her determination has driven her forward and she has rebuilt her jewelry workshop in spite of her chronic health issues.
Rituu's husband encouraged her to start designing and crafting jewelry on her own. She has steadily grown her workshop and is now able to provide full-time employment to other artisans, most of whom are women.
When Rituu started her jewelry workshop, she joined Novica. She has steadily grown her project as is now able to employ several full-time assistants.
Rituu Agarwal has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $2900.
"A beautiful gift to celebrate my friend"
The chakra necklace is much more beautiful in person, as the gems are radiant. The special meaning of a necklace that represents all energy forces in the body and spirit , translates perfectly to a wish of peace and harmony for a friend. Lovely Thankyou
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