Akasha Navratna

Navratna, the name of a group of nine sacred gemstones cited within Hindu astrology that each correspond to a planet and are believed to absorb and transmit energy. In earrings the shape of crescent moons and spiral hoops, Akasha turns to upratna – stones that often take the place of stones that substitute navratna stones- including red garnet, carnelian and cat’s eye chrysoberyl. Depending on the piece, these nine enchanting stones appear as a group, otherwise individually. Here, exquisite cabochon carving is evident as well as various lacquering techniques.