While the city celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, and with Gauri Puja starting from today, the markets are flooded with products inspired by the Elephant god to lure customers. Among other things, jewellery based on Ganapati is gaining popularity, and city jewellers are working overtime to bring out interesting and unusual pieces in gold, silver and even diamond, especially for the festival.
Amongst the jewellery pieces available, one can find supari, mukut, bangles, bracelets, chains, durva, modaks, kanathi and bajooban. There is a good demand for silver jewellery as it is cheaper and looks good on the idol as well. A lot of people are also opting for jewellery with kundan work. The Guide takes a look at some jewellery and decorative options that one can buy for the festive season.
At: Ranka Jewellers, Sinhagad Road. Call: 24349733
Rs 2,000 onwards
Made from silver, it has natural colours used in it.
>Pan (betel leaf)
Made from silver and coloured using metallic colours.
>Mukut ( crown)
Rs 400 onwards
Made from silver with stones tucked in it.
Rs 2,018 onwards for a bundle
Made from silver, these decorative modaks can bought as single pieces.
Rs 1,850 Made from silver.
Rs 1,500 onwards
Made from silver with stone work in it.
At: PNG and Sons, Satara Road. Call: 24210299
Rs 7,000 onwards
If one does not want to buy individual items they can buy the full set that is made of silver and has almost all things needed for the Ganapati puja.
Made using stones and silver with gold polishing, it’s a perfect ornament for Ganesh’s hands.
Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000
Made from silver with gold plating in some of them.
Price on request
Made from gold and silver it is made using a technique called aari cutting. It is done on gold to give a beautiful look to the flower while reducing the weight of the flower.
Rs 25,000 onwards
Made in sliver with gold plating and cupid zirconia stones.
Rs 15,000 onwards
Made from both gold and silver with stones and kundan work it.