If we travel halfway around the world from the US, we can land in a place Luxa holds dear - India. Most of our collections include handcrafted jewellery from India.
We work closely with Indian artisans to understand their rich jewellery heritage and source authentic local gemstones to adorn our unique accessories.
This South Asian country has spiritual and healing traditions dating back thousands of years. Its long history has seen extensive immigration patterns that have uniquely shaped the religion, culture and politics of the world's second most populous nation.
From the imagery and principles of the Hindu cosmology to the different tribes and societies that define different parts of the country, Indian jewelry design showcases a delicate balance between celebrating enlightened intent and exploring divine purpose.
Spiritual Healing Traditions in India The world has learned about Hinduism and Ayurveda as a result of the spread of other well-known Indian traditions, namely yoga, which intersect to promote holistic wellness practices embedded in their symbols and systems.
Hindu Symbolism in Indian Jewelry Hinduism is a complex religion that has been practiced for a long time and decoration plays a central role. This is why Indian jewellery contains a huge spiritual capital. All over the world, we can find elegant symbols deeply rooted in Hindu beliefs.
In Hindu mythology, its deity traverses ethereal realms in vehicles made from plants and animals from India, sometimes in avatars that combine animal and human features, such as Lord Ganesha, the Ganesha.
When we wear the elephant amulet, Lord Ganesha is known as the clearer of obstacles and it inspires meaning. To connect with this ubiquitous figure in India, the Elephant Amulet grants the wearer strength and wisdom to pursue the path of light and virtue, just like the Fengguang Elephant Amulet Bracelet.
The lotus is another common icon associated with Hinduism. Native to India, the lotus grows freely in its swampy waters and symbolizes the pure beauty we find as we move from challenges to new frontiers.
For example, the Generous Heart Lotus earrings remind us to maintain faith and compassion for ourselves and others as we seek to know our purpose.
Ayurvedic Principles of Embedding Jewelry Ayurveda is a healing system that relies on natural medicinal resources found in Indian plants to help stimulate optimal physical, mental and spiritual health.
Loosely associated with Hinduism, it combines symbolism and positive body practices to teach people how to adjust their bodies and promote better health.
One of the most well-known components derived from Ayurveda is the chakra system. On our bodies, the chakras align with the seven spinal nodes from the pelvis to the top of the head, but many other divine chakras exist in our spiritual orbit.
Ayurveda recognizes the impact of unbalanced, misplaced chakras on our general sense of vitality and energy.
Often, crystal healing is prescribed, such as wearing stones that correspond to certain chakras, and metals worn in jewelry can also balance the chakras. E.g…
Beaded jewelry from India, such as the Enlightened Mind Hamsa chakra bracelet, is meant to do just that. Gold corresponds to the upper chakra, so the Blessed Balance Amethyst Lotus Ring can be a great link to the crown. Silver strengthens our earthly roots and moves us through the lower chakras, which is well represented in the subtle divine rose quartz lotus ring.
Ayurveda also emphasizes stimulation and stress, demonstrating our innate ability to provide relief through touch. Hence, jewelry has such an important place in Ayurveda as a healing tool.
The bracelet reflects cyclic energy as a continuous loop that moves around our wrist. Earrings ensure constant pressure on key nerves related to immunity and hormonal balance. The necklace is placed on the neck and chest to draw attention to the heart chakra. Rings press on important energy points and can improve certain areas of the body, depending on which finger they are worn on. The crown jewel among the cultural gems of India To come close to covering all of India's unique jewelry and handicraft traditions, we need a whole volume of articles to touch on the myriad cultures and regions there. However, the city of Jaipur in particular is deeply connected to our extensive collection of Indian jewellery.
Royal heritage Jaipur is located in the western Indian state of Rajasthan and can be reached by express flight or train south from New Delhi. Jaipur, known as the Pink City, is close to the Thar Desert with hot, sandy air. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city still has an expansive city palace full of art and gems.
Although no longer the ruling family, the royal family continues to occupy a part of the palace and many monuments testify to Jaipur's glorious royal history.
The kings and queens, maharajas and maharajas of Jaipur love the rich gems found in the land of Rajasthan. As a result, Jaipur opened up the market for precious gems and crystals and honed the art of jewelry making.
Men's jewellery from India, such as the Essential Protection Hamsa necklace, relies on these gemstones and ancient ties to provide spiritual protection as they lead with a peaceful presence.
Desert culture Rajasthan has many different tribal traditions that complement the harsh desert land. Learn about the delicate balance we humans have with the planet, cultures that celebrate the splendid gift that emerges from sand and stone, the precious gems, especially emeralds and rubies.
In their jewelry-making tradition, silver plays an important role in tribal handcrafted jewelry in India via Rajasthan, reflecting silver's connection to grounding and stability. In Jaipur, though, in keeping with royal traditions, gold pieces create elegant designs around crystals and gemstones.
Why India is so important to us For a country so diverse, there is still a lot to learn about India. The artisans we work with pride themselves on conveying the exciting colours, deep spirituality and mystical influences that have contributed to Indian culture.
Due to the wealth of knowledge and skills of these artists, our jewelry for women and men from India is handcrafted in small production facilities, not in factories. This ensures that every piece made in India and sent home is filled with personal style and care.