"Van Hart tot Hand: De Kunst en Ethiek Achter Onze Zilveren Juwelen uit Jaipur"

"From Heart to Hand: The Art and Ethics Behind Our Silver Jewels from Jaipur"

Discover the Art and Ethics Behind Our Silver Jewelry

On the bustling streets of Jaipur, the city known worldwide as the heart of the jewelry industry, every silver ring and pendant we offer is created with a blend of ancient traditions and modern ethics. This blog takes you behind the scenes to reveal the fascinating process that underlies the craftsmanship of our silver jewellery, from the first sketch to the final masterpiece.

First some information about Jaipur.

Jaipur, known as the "Pink City" because of its characteristic buildings in terracotta-pink color, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after the then headquarters of his empire, Amber, became inadequate due to the growing population and a shortage of water. Jaipur was one of modern India's earliest planned cities, designed by Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

Jaipur was strategically planned according to a grid pattern, divided into nine blocks, two of which contained the Imperial Palace and government buildings and the remaining seven were for the public. The city was surrounded by strong walls and had seven entrance gates. The design was based on the principles of Vastu Shastra, the traditional Indian architectural theory, and Shilpa Shastra, the science of Indian sculpture and architecture.

The name "Pink City" comes from a special gesture of hospitality in 1876 for the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, when Maharaja Ram Singh had the entire city painted in terracotta pink, a color that symbolizes hospitality. The law requiring that every building in the historic center be painted pink remains in force to this day.

Jaipur is part of India's famous Golden Triangle, along with Delhi and Agra, and is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant culture. Major attractions include the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), the Amber Fort, the City Palace, and the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for astronomical observatory. Jaipur is also an important center for arts and crafts, with a focus on jewelry, textiles, and stones.

From Concept to Creation

Our journey begins with the delicate process of design and conceptualization. Here, talented designers in Jaipur transform ideas into detailed sketches, using both traditional drawing methods and advanced software. This phase is crucial for establishing the aesthetic direction and ensuring that the designs are both timeless and innovative.

The Selection of the Stone: A Story of Beauty and Responsibility

The core of every piece of jewelry is the stone that accentuates it. The stones are carefully selected based on their beauty, quality and ethical origin. We work closely with suppliers who use responsible sourcing practices, putting the protection of the environment and the well-being of the community first.

The Craftsmanship of Grinding and Setting

After selection, the stones are expertly cut and polished to emphasize their natural shine and color, a process that requires both technical skill and artistic insight. Each stone is then hand-set in silver, using techniques that vary according to the settings used, to ensure both safety and aesthetic beauty.

Ethical Practices and Craftsmanship

But what really sets our jewelry apart is not just the craftsmanship or the beauty of the designs. It is our unwavering commitment to ethical practices throughout the entire production process. From ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions for our artisans to choosing stones that are ethically sourced, we strive to offer jewelry that is not only beautiful to wear, but that you can also be proud to wear. to own.

Your Choice Makes a Difference

Every time you choose one of our silver jewelery items, you are not only supporting Jaipur's traditional artisans and their communities, but also contributing to a future where fashion and ethics go hand in hand. Your choice supports a movement that values ​​people, the planet, and the unparalleled beauty of handmade jewelry.

We invite you to be part of this special story. Discover our collection and experience the pure magic of Jaipur, captured in each carefully crafted piece of silver jewellery. Together we can change the world, one beautiful jewel at a time.

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