Bigger the rings, bolder the statement

Do you have a statement piece of jewellery that is your go to when everything else fails? We admit to being a little obsessed with statement pieces, especially statement rings.

A statement cocktail ring is the perfect thing to mark your personal style with. If your style is more casual and relaxed, that statement ring can really pull together your outfit. And if you’re on trend, we can bet you already have a bunch of statement rings to mix and match!

We rarely ever encounter a piece of jewellery that doesn’t make our heart skip a beat, but cocktail rings are just the easiest thing to throw on and look dressy. No fuss fashion is what we love!

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So go get that gorgeous ring and make it a staple in your wardrobe! And if you need a little help, just drop by http://www.ahilyajewels.com/pure-silver-jewellery/silver-ring-designs!

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Bring out your inner Goddess with these beautiful Durga inspired designs!!

Durga, also known as Shakti or Devi is one of the most popular goddesses among the Hindus. She represents strength, morality, power and protection. She is the divine mother, who protects people from evil forces of selfishness, jealousy, hatred, anger and ego. Durga means something that is invincible or one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress. She is the supremely radiant goddess who has ten arms, rides on a lion, carries weapons and a lotus flower. She is an embodiment of feminine force (Shakti) and creative energy. Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother. Other incarnations of Durga include Annapurna and Karunamayi. Durga’s darker aspect is called Kali.
Since it is that time of the year again! Time for Devi Durga to grace us with her presence and light up our lives with lights, music, celebrations and of course, oodles of style! The biggest festival among Bengalis, Durga Puja is the perfect occasion to drape yourself in the traditional six yards and complete it with a big, red bindi!

 

Ladies, we know the pressure (and the confusion) of going traditional during this festival: You want to drape your mom’s rich handloom sari and get that old-fashioned swag going; but you want to look a little sexy too and wear something that screams street cool.
Here we have the perfect Durga inspired designs that will perfectly go with your outfit.

DURGA FILIGREE PENDANT

Designed around a Durga face in a stylized floral circular motif with ghungroos at the base. Can be worn with a silver chain or a black cord, mounted in Sterling Silver.

DURGA EARRINGS

Simple Goddess Durga earrings based on a round basket like base , with ghungroos suspended from it. Wear this and bring out your inner Goddess !!!!

DURGA STATEMENT RING

Designed as Goddess Durga on a woven basket like base emanating like sun rays, mounted in sterling silver with an adjustable shank.

DURGA PENDANT

This rectangular pendant has been designed with goddess Durga. Can be worn with a silver chain or a black cord, mounted in Sterling Silver.

STUTI DURGA DOME RING

Designed as GODDESS Durga also known as Stuti, on a dome shaped woven base, mounted in sterling silver with an adjustable shank.

HANDPAINTED DEVI’S CORD NECKLACE

This is truly a stunning necklace with five beautifully rendered hand painting plaques, depicting various deities strung together in a black thread, separated by silver balls. Reversible necklace since the reverse of each plaques has an embossed floral motif mounted in Sterling Silver.

This Durga Puja let’s style up with these beautiful jewels & make it memorable.

For more design do visit www.ahilyajewels.com

HOW DO WE COLOUR THIS NAVRATRA 2018 !!!!!

Navratri 2018 has just begun and we are looking forward to celebrate the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. The festival began from 10th October and will end on 18th October. This festival is celebrated with much grandeur in different parts of the country and gathers even more significance this year with the #metoo movement taking off . While we worship the Goddess, we need to ask ourselves if we have served justice to the Lakshmis and Saraswatis of the country. As we pray to the Goddess this Navratri, let’s take this moment to first think how we treat the woman, the Lakshmi, the Durga around us, in our homes, in our workplaces, on the streets or even in temples. We find it particularly significant , that the movement is taking off at such a time There is a shift happening, women feel more empowered now and will not put up with abusive misogynistic behaviour.  It is nearly impossible to find a woman out there who hasn’t faced some form of abuse… we experience it every day, in the bus, in the elevator, while out playing in the neighbourhood. It is therefore all the more important for us to talk about this and let it gain momentum. Now is the time for change.But more of that in another Blog. The nine forms of Durga, all attributed to Goddess Parvati are worshipped on the nine days. This year Pratipada falls on Wednesday, and hence the colour was Royal Blue. It will be followed by Yellow, Green, Grey, Orange, White, Red, Sky Blue and Pink. Each colour has its own importance and significance.
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Here’s our recommendation for the ideal Jewels to go with your Navratri outfit for each day:

 



This year the first day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Shailputri and Maa Brahmacharini. On this day, wear royal blue colored clothes, yellow flowers and basil leaves.

Yellow symbolizes positivity, joy, and enlightenment. Mark the 2nd day with festive traditional wear in the bright and uplifting shades of yellow. The second day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Chandraghanta. In Hinduism, Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga. Her name Chandra-Ghanta, means “one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell. Her third eye is always opened and she is always ready for war against the demons”. How utterly appropriate in the light of #metoo happening all around us !!!! She is also known as Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Rannchandi. For a perfect Navratri uplift your outfit with these beautiful yellow earrings.


 



The third day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Kushmanda. Green is the colour of the day. From clothes you wear to flowers and decoration, keep everything green. Deck yourself up in pretty ethnic outfits of this colour and take the plunge into the spirit of the festivities. With beautiful green coloured stones this necklace can be the perfect one for dandiya nights.


 

 


The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Skandmata. On this day, you could be wearing grey colored clothes and white flowers. Team up with pretty much any silver piece from Ahilya . Most of our pieces have a burnished oxidised look that is equal to grey !!! Yayyy!!!



The fifth day of Navrati is Panchami. On this day Saraswati Awahan is done. Wear Orange colour clothes to mark the celebrations. Wear this beautiful pendant to glam up your Navratri quotient !!!!!.

 

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The sixth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Katyayani. On this day,wear white coloured clothes and white flowers. Apart from silver , we also have a lot of Mother of pearl pieces – check out our Pearlescent collection !!!!!

Red depicts warmth and vigour. The seventh day Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Kaalratri. Red is the colour of the day. Wear red and Be Fierce !!!!!

 

 



This day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Mahagauri. On this day wear sky blue colored clothes and jewellery.

 

 



The ninth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Siddhidatri. Soak up the festive fervour with Pink !!!! Who doesn’t love this pretty shade. And this ring is a must-have statement piece for the last day of Navratri.

 

Navratri is celebrated with much fun and fervour and girls of all ages deck up to have a blast during ‘Garba,’ the traditional dance form. Despite a difference in celebrations, customs and rituals, Navratri brings us all together for its very significance – the victory of good over evil. This Navratri 2018, apart from the fun and festivities, do think about bringing an end to the evils of society and turn it into a better place to live in. Support the girls having the courage to come out in the #metoo movement !!!! Be Fierce !!!! And bring out your inner Goddess !!!!!

Get Navratri Ready!!!

Navratra is one of the most popular festivals in India. This auspicious Hindu festival is celebrated to worship the 9 forms of Goddess Durga. Each day of the Navratri puja is dedicated to Goddess Durga’s different avatars. In addition, distinct food is prepared and a significant colour is worn on each day of Navratri. Of course, you don’t want to miss the chance to rock your style this Navratri. Whether you’re into Indo-Western fusion wear that is trending these days or you prefer to do Navratri the old traditional way – we have a treasure box of Jewels that will rock each look !!!!

 

 

Designed in a unique Teardrop style , these are really pretty danglers. This beautiful earring is made with pure 92.5 Sterling Silver which is the highest proportion of silver that can be used to make jewellery.

 

 

 

This gorgeous kada has a square fastening with intricate rawa work and dark maroon spinnel stones . It comes with a screw fastening , so it can be easily slipped on.

 

 

 

Enhance your looks with these 92.5 Sterling Silver anklets. Fully inspired by nature – Featuring a design of mango keri and flowers , this sweet piece will sweep you away !!!!

 

 

 

Made in the shape of a key hole or Kuchika , these are absolutely stunning Balis !!!!! Intricate Rawa work across the entire surface makes them even more gorgeous !!!!

 

 

Designed like you’re wearing a whole lot of thin plain bangles !!!! Super playful and flirty. We just love this practical kada that is heavy on impact !!!!

 

 

A statement ring with intricate rawa work in concentric circles. Perfect fit for Navratri.

 

 

 

Who would not love the Boho charm of this gorgeous anklet kada ??!!!! So gypsy and Banjara – we totally love it !!!!!!

 

 

Inspired by our favourite dholki beads, this unique and royal inspired bracelet is simple, elegant and beautiful, with three strands of dholki beads strung together with a thick cord fastening.

 

This Navratri add elegance to your outfit with our beautiful Navratri Jewels. Over 1000 unique and exceptional designs to choose from – I’m sure atleast one is yours alone !!!! So come and celebrate your inner Goddess !!!!!

Get Navratri Ready!!!

Navratra is one of the most popular festivals in India. This auspicious Hindu festival is celebrated to worship the 9 forms of Goddess Durga. Each day of the Navratri puja is dedicated to Goddess Durga’s different avatars. In addition, distinct food is prepared and a significant colour is worn on each day of Navratri. Of course, you dont want to miss the chance to rock your style this Navratri. Whether you’re into Indo-Western fusion wear that is trending these days. Or you prefer to do Navratri the old traditional way – we have a treasure box of Jewels that will rock each look !!!!

 

 

Designed in a unique Teardrop style , these are really pretty danglers. This beautiful earring is made with pure 92.5 Sterling Silver which is the highest proportion of silver that can be used to make jewellery.

 

 

 

This gorgeous kada has a square fastening with intricate rawa work and dark maroon spinnel stones . It comes with a screw fastening , so it can be easily slipped on.

 

Enhance your looks with these 92.5 Sterling Silver anklets. Fully inspired by nature – Featuring a design of mango keri and flowers , this sweet piece will sweep you away !!!!

 

 

 

Made in the shape of a key hole or Kuchika , these are absolutely stunning Balis !!!!! Intricate Rawa work across the entire surface makes them even more gorgeous !!!!

 

 

Designed like you’re wearing a whole lot of thin plain bangles !!!! Super playful and flirty. We just love this practical kada that is heavy on impact !!!!

 

 

A statement ring with intricate rawa work in concentric circles. Perfect fit for Navratri.

 

 

 

Who would not love the Boho charm of this gorgeous anklet kada ??!!!! So gypsy and Banjara – we totally love it !!!!!!

 

 

Inspired by our favourite dholki beads, this unique and royal inspired bracelet is simple, elegant and beautiful, with three strands of dholki beads strung together with a thick cord fastening.

 

This Navratri add elegance to your outfit with our beautiful Navratri Jewels. Over 1000 unique and exceptional designs to choose from – I’m sure atleast one is yours alone !!!! So come and celebrate your inner Goddess !!!!!

Take a walk on the wild side now !!!!!

For several years, Animal Inspired Jewellery has continued it’s popularity amongst fashionista’s of all ages.
Since man started using his talents to create art, from the earliest rock and cave paintings to the most modern of art and design, he has been inspired by the animal form.
As we move into modern times, we want more and more of natural themes because we live in Concrete jungles and we want to feel some closeness with Mother Nature.

 

So, take a walk on the wild side.

SIMHA LION KADA

Designed as two intricately carved lion heads on an engraved hand carved kada. This is a unisex kada and can be worn by both men and women.

THIN HAATHI ELEPHANT KADA

Designed as a beautiful “Kada” cuff, with stylised intricate geometric carvings and two elephant head terminals, mounted in Sterling Silver. This is a unisex kada and can be worn by both men and women.

MAYURESHA KADA

Mayuresha means the Lord of the Peacocks and this one sure is the finest of them all. Designed as a single Peacock with its spectacular train of feathers making the body if the kada. It comes with a screw fastening , so it is easy to slip-on. This kada is one statement piece !!!!! Just have a look at the intricacy of the carvings – they are simply mind boggling.

MAYURAKSHA PEACOCK PENDANT

Designed in a unique curved eye shaped format , this pendant has incredible paisley carvings around a central peacock motif and a suspension of florets.

AIRAVAT ELEPHANT KADA

This stylish kada has a pair of elephant heads, intricately carved out, along with some abstract stylisations. This is a unisex kada and can be worn by both men and women.

MATSYA RING

A unique piece designed with one end as the fish head and the other end as the fin coming together in the front, mounted with Sterling Silver.

PARROT ON A BRANCH

A really sweet and simple design of a parrot seated on a branch. Would look lovely to wear to that Ladies lunch or at work.

ELEPHANT GAJI KADA

These Elephants have been designed very stylistically, their tusks curving in a paisley motif .

This is a collection of animal inspired jewellery designs that will rock any outfit!

For more designs visit www.ahilyajewels.com

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Here are some of the interesting facts about Lord Ganesha.

The Lord of wisdom whose biography teaches us many lessons.

 

Who is He?
He is everyone’s favorite Lord “GANESHA”.
And we just can’t get over his cuteness. He doesn’t only have devotees from all around the world but also has a huge fan following across social media too.

 

But before that, check out some interesting Ganesh facts that you have never heard before:

 

You all know the history behind his elephant head but do you know the history behind his one-tooth? Well, according to Brahmavart Purana, the great sage Parshurama once went to the Kailash mountain to visit Shiva when He was meditating. So, Lord Ganesha didn’t allow Parshuram to meet Shiva. This angered Parshuram and He used his axe which was granted to him by Shiva himself to attack the little Ganesha. To respect the power of the weapon given by his father, Ganesha took the attack on one of his teeth and since then he is called Ekdanta.

 

It is believed that Lord Ganesha is the writer of the epic Mahabharata. The great sage Vyasa found Lord Ganesha worthy of understanding the Mahabharata. Thus, he decided to recite the epic to Ganesha and asked him to write it without any interruption. One of the stories , mentions that Ganesha broke his tusk and used it to write the rest of Mahabharata when the feather quill broke down in between.
One of the interesting facts which Sadhguru highlights is while writing the Mahabharata, the challenge for the sage was that he should not pause in the dictation. He must continuously dictate & Lord Ganesha must continuously write & if the sage pauses then Lord Ganesha won’t write further. Keeping this challenge in mind sage Vyasa dictated continuously and Lord Ganesha wrote the whole scripture uninterruptedly .

 

Though many believe Ganesha to be a bachelor, there are numerous instances where Ganesha is represented with two wives-Ridhi and Sidhi. Both of them were created by Brahma to placate Ganesha who was distraught at not having any wife when several Gods and deities had more than one. While Ridhi stands for wealth and prosperity, Sidhi symbolises intellect and wisdom. It is believed that anyone who worships Lord Ganesha also invokes the blessings of his wives.

 

Hindu deities are frequently attached to animal vehicles or ‘vahana’ which serve as their primary mode of transport. Lord Ganesh’s animal vehicle is the Mouse which represents the ego. Observers popularly interpret Lord Ganesha’s riding of a Mouse as a representation of the human duty to control one’s ego and stay constantly grounded.

 

Lord Ganesha is not only worshiped by Hindus but by Buddhists too. In Buddhism, Ganesha is referred to as Vinayaka and is worshiped in countries like Tibet, China, and Japan.

 

Lord Ganesha with His wisdom and knowledge has been blessed with some special grants which make him one of the eminent Hindu Gods. He is worshiped first before other Gods in every holy procession. Thus, Ganesh is generally worshiped alone during Ganesh Chaturthi pooja. But, during Durga puja, He is worshiped along with his family -Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Kartik, Goddess Laxmi, and Goddess Saraswati. Devotees seek his blessings as he grants them success, happiness, and prosperity.

 

These were some of the interesting facts about lord Ganesha which will make you love him even more. With these interesting facts we also have some interesting jewellery designs that are inspired by Lord Ganesha.

 

 

 

This exquisite pair of earrings has a beautiful leaf motif suspended from it with a plaque of an intricate hand painting of a dancing Lord Ganesha in a mehndi green colour. Mounted with pure 24 Karat Gold Plating on pure 92.5 Sterling Silver.

 

 

 

Get this fashionable bracelet with an oval shaped pattern interlinked to a silver chain and mesmerizing Ganpati motifs that reside as a good luck charm.

 

 

 

The four hands of Ganesha , holding the axe , the lotus , the modak and the last one offering his blessings to all his devotees – all set in a grand floral design. Also Ganesha holding a Dhol – also called a drum in his lap – just a joyous image of the Lord !!!!!

 

 

 

Designed around Ganpati in the centre, in a gorgeous floral circular motif with ruby coloured stones.

 

 

 

This exquisite pair of jhumki has a beautiful leaf motif on the border with a plaque of an intricate hand painting of a Lord Ganesha in green colour.

 

 

 

This is one of the cutest Ganesha rings that we have ever seen , of Lord Ganesha wearing a Mukut or crown and seated . This comes with an adjustable shank. Can be worn by both men and women. Made in pure 92.5 Sterling Silver. !! Om Shree Ganeshaya Namah!!

 

These designs are truly interesting as they are inspired by the beauty of Lord Ganesha.
For more interesting designs do visit www.ahiyajewels.com

Ganesha: The Hindu god of new beginnings!

Lord Ganesha is probably the most beloved deity of Hinduism. He is denoted by His elephant head, big belly, His mount is a small mouse. He is the Vighnaharta or the destroyer of all obstacles.
Ganesha’s elephant head is the symbol of wisdom, and His long ears signify that He hears everything that His devotees say. In India, Lord Ganesha is worshipped before the commencement of almost every task. He is worshipped first in almost all rituals of Hinduism. In fact, Lord Ganesha is almost synonymous with the beginning of any work.
Ever wondered why is it that we worship Ganesha first? Let’s find out. What the Scriptures say according to the Ganapati Upanishad, Lord Ganesha appeared even before the creation of nature (prakriti) and consciousness (purusha). This is an important link as to why Lord Ganesha is worshiped before beginning any task.
As per Mythology, the story goes that Goddess Parvati instructed Lord Ganesha to guard the gates and not to let anybody enter. As Ganesha stood on guard, Lord Shiva came and headed towards his room.

 

When He was prevented from entering the house by Ganesha, Lord Shiva became furious and chopped off Ganesha’s head. Hearing Ganesha’s scream, Goddess Parvati came running and on seeing Ganesha’s plight she became furious. She pledged to destroy the world if Her son was not brought back to life. Then Lord Shiva replaced Ganesha’s head with an elephant’s and brought Him back to life. Seeing this condition of Her son, Parvati became extremely sad. So, Lord Shiva bestowed Ganesha with divine powers and declared that no puja or good work will ever be deemed complete without invoking Lord Ganesha’s name and blessings. Hence, Lord Ganesha became the ‘pratham pujya’ or the one who is worshiped first.

 

Let’s start a new beginning with these beautiful Ganesha pieces.

 

 

 

Get ready to exhibit this sensational pendant that has a plaque of a hand painted ganpati which gets its heavenly shine from the crescent moon below it. The plaque is surrounded by nature with leaves and flowers flowing around it. The silver globule like ghungroos are an important element of this grand piece.

 

 

This is an exceptional ring, more like a piece of Art actually. Rendered in exquisite detail and proportions , it is a sculptural depiction of a four-handed Lord Ganesha holding a Trishul in one hand and a modak in the other. There is an Om symbol carved on the side . The Lord Ganesha wears a magnificent crown. This kind of hand carving is reminiscent of Temple carvings and is a one of a kind , truly exceptional piece, rendered in Sterling silver.

 

 

 

Seek divine blessings with the sacred Ganesha Haar Necklace that is large and wide to make a huge statement. Ganesha’s motif in the middle and intricate hand carvings , is what makes this piece so powerful and enchanting.

 

 

 

Designed like the rays emanating from the sun, with the centre that is a hand painting of the Lord Ganesha , this is an extremely beautiful and stunning statement ring.

 

 

 

Designed in classic Temple style , with a sweet three dimensional Ganesha surrounded by deep maroon spinnel stones , leading to a pair of peacocks  and ending with an exquisitely carved floral jhumki .This one is a statement earring alright !!!!

 

 

Classic and ornate, this necklace has been intricately handcrafted and is a perfect accessory to dress-up any outfit.This piece has a 3D feel to it and is an excellent interpretation of the visual imagery seen in traditional architecture.

 

Ganesh is also often associated with luck and prosperity.
Let’s celebrate this auspicious occasion in style with these beautiful jewels.
For more designs visit www.ahilyajewels.com

 

Ahilya wishes everyone a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!!