The Kirpan Necklace was one of the pieces that turned out way more beautiful and powerful than I imagined it. I felt like it was divinely guided, and that it was a necklace waiting to happen.
It has also had a life of it’s own. I planned as a dramatic opening piece for a Fashion Week runway show, but it decided it wanted to be more. It became one of our best sellers, got featured in Lark Book Publishers collectors series ‘500 Art Necklaces’, showcased at the ‘Hot Under The Collar’ Exhibition at the SNAG conference, and continues to be one of our most remembered pieces.
I also felt that the Kirpan Necklace was perfect expression of who I am. Having been brought up on the Sikh ideology in the land of Goddess Durga lead me to deeply believe that good must triumph over evil, and that standing up against injustice is our imperative individual responsibility. The Kirpan Necklace also turned out to be the perfect representation of a woman- a beautiful and graceful crescent shaped jewel on the outside, with sheer practical power and strength on the inside.
Over the years, as our jewellery has moved towards a smaller, more delicate direction, we have been experimenting with the challenges of making a miniature of the Kirpan Necklace, while retaining all its details.
Just as the triumphant goddess Durga is being prepared to be welcomed into the festivities of the Pujas in Calcutta in a few days, we present to you the Mini Kirpan Necklace, a labour of love and passion, a symbol of power and grace, and a representation of our choice to always stand up in the face of injustice.
Material : Handcrafted in sterling silver with gold plating.
Size : The necklace length is 18 inches in length from end to end, and will have one additional inch of adjustable links at the back so you can wear it at varying lengths. If you would like a longer/ shorter chain, do call/ WhatsApp us on +91 9831299125 with your request.
Also included in packaging: Concept card with a note about the collection, care card & a note from the designer. If this is a gift, do mention so in the 'Notes to Designer' section in your cart so we may address the note accordingly. Any personalized messages can also be included. Custom-made jewellery comes in a travel-friendly fabric pouch & our keepsake box.