Quaint forms of jewellery are quite in fashion during contemporary times. Modern folks are always pursuing the highly popular antique quality in any jewellery they pick up.
One such quaint yet highly revered ornament is the Rudraksha Pendant. They are sophisticated pendant pieces made with rudraksha beads to provide a quintessential as well as a fresh take on antiquity.
Rudraksha beads are dried seeds of a tree called 'Elaeocarpus Ganitrus' mainly found in South Asian geographies. They are famous owing to their reverence to Lord Shiva in Hindu Mythology.
Historically, rudrakshas are connoted to rosaries for meditation. However, its popularity has risen owing to its healing properties, especially in therapeutic medicines and its ability to retain the mental and physical wellbeing of a person.
The Jewellery industry was quick to pick up its increasing prominence and soon incorporated it as a fashionable piece of jewellery. From being a beaded ornament with high religious significance, rudrakshas are now also being featured as statement pendants adored and pursued by all jewellery connoisseurs alike.
A rudraksha's size in a Rudraksha pendant comes in seven variants ranging between 5mm to 8mm. It is multifaceted in origin. Its different varieties can range from single faces to thirty-eight faces in terms of physical structure in terms of its religious significance it varies as per the Hindu Scriptures. The single face rudraksha pendant is the rarest among all.
Rudraksha pendants may come in all price ranges depending on the designs and the make. Mostly, these pendants are lined with gold or silver at the tip on both sides, to add to their exquisiteness.
These pendants are then worn with respective metallic chains; gold rudraksha with a gold chain, and silver ones with a silver chain. Intrinsically designed lockets come with rudraksha hangings; for instance, the rudraksha intertwined with the 'Om' locket or other religious symbols like the 'Trishul' or Hindu Gods like 'Lord Ganesha'. These pendants are angled with ornate stones to increase their pricelessness. More modest versions of the pendants are often worn with simple yet colourful threads.