Chandraki is a Hindi name meaning “Peacock”.
This exquisite pendant features a Kuchi tribal peacock pendant that encapsulates a statement piece of ruby red and luscious sea green glass set in a raised bezel setting in the centre, as well as smaller pieces of green and red glass surrounding the central bezel. The eye-catching feature of this pendant is the striking blue glass bezels extended outwards adding dramatic flair, and from which the dangles are suspended. The colours are simply breathtaking and reminiscent of the wondrous peacock. The dangles are believed to attract the eye and also ward off evil spirits.
Pieces like this originally came from the nomadic tribes that wandered the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer. The jewellery of these wandering peoples incorporates design elements from many cultures including those of India, the Middle East, Central Asia and the tribal areas of the former Soviet Union. Kuchi jewellery in particular is renowned for its vibrant energy, colour and sparkling embellishments.
The pendant is suspended from a strand of blue glass beads from Ghana, which are offset by green Jade, oxidized silver beads from India and Tibetan silver spacers. The glass beads are made using centuries old methods by the Krobo tribe, which involves pouring fragments of recycled glass into reusable moulds and firing them in a very hot clay kiln to produce these lovely beads.
Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity, and is said to promote love, courage, justice and acts as an emotional balancer. It is thought to release negative thoughts and to soothe the mind. Jade is a protective stone, believed to protect the wearer from harm and to attract good luck, friendship and harmony. In China, Jade amulets are still carried and given today for protection and to focus its powerful energies. It is also regarded as a “dream stone” and said to stimulate ideas and bring insightful dreams. Indeed, it encourages you to become who you really are! It is mined from numerous places around the world including China, parts of Asia, Latin America and New Zealand.
Bring out the graceful and elegant peacock within you with this fabulous statement piece, and expect all eyes to be focused your way!