Buy Guru earrings at the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park to accessorize your cocktail dress this holiday season.
The new colors of the Chrysanthemum studs are great for holiday gifts; and will be available at the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.
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Need a gift idea for any birthdays this month?
Consider October's birthstones.
Modern Birthstones: Opal & Tourmaline
Traditional Birthstone: Tourmaline
Mystical Birthstone: Jasper
Ayurvedic Birthstone: Opal
15th-20th Century Birthstone: Beryl & Opal
Opal has historically been a lucky stone with its power to ward off the evil eye and protect travelers in foreign lands. Psychologically, opal brings motivation, energy, and confidence. Specifically, fire opal helps control blood disorders, depression, and lethargy. Black opal is to aid in reproductive disorders; while white opal helps manage neural disorders.
Tourmaline, is the stone for the astrological sign, Libra, or those born between the dates September 23-October 22. This stone is said to enhance understanding, love, positive transformation, and objectivity.
Jasper, also known as the Power Stone or Protection Stone, is perfect for shy or timid people. The stone is to give people the power to speak out and discover their independence. The stone is also referred to as the Warrior Stone, as it is known to project loyalty and justice. In this sense, Jasper is perfect for professionals such as lawyers, law enforcement, and soldiers who are often faced with unjust situations.
Beryl, is the lucky charm for Scorpios, those born between October 23 and November 21. Its name means "light green semiprecious gemstone". Beryl is considered a token of good luck. Biblically, the eighth foundation stone of the wall of New Jerusalem was made of beryl. Beryl is a family of gemstones that includes emerald and aquamarine. Consider the Emerald and Topaz Ayesha Earrings, pictured on your left, or the Emerald Enamel Jaipur Earrings as gifts for this month!
For other months' birthstones, check out this birthstone chart on the Guru website.
One of the oldest forms of jewelry made and worn in India is kundan jewelry. Kundan jewelry is made of gold that is highly refined. For Indian jewelers, kundan is not only the gold that is made into a jewel, but also the type of setting on which they set the precious stones. Kundan jewelry is not made of real solid gold. Its center part is made of lac or a natural resin made from hardened tree sap. The jewelry pieces that makes the whole kundan jewelry, which are usually justified into hollow separate halves, are usually handled by separate jewelers or assistant jewelers for its shaping before they are fitted together through soldering. Once the jewelry pieces are fitted together to make the pattern designed by the jeweler, holes are then bored into separate halves of the kundan jewelry. The stones are then set in these holes. Any engraving that is done before the hollows of the kundan jewelry are then inserted with lac. Because the lac could still be seen through the holes in front, the highly refined kundan gold is poured on the setting to cover the lac and only then is the stone pushed right into the still pliable kundan.
Guru kundan jewelry is made with Sterling slver and is plated 4 – 5 times in 22 carat gold to keep it affordable for all. We stay true to the art form and craft of this age old tradition while providing great quality jewelry.
Above is the Black Kundan Parrot: The pendant detail is twin black enamel parrots around a white kundan lotus, made Sterling silver plated with 22 carat gold, while strung with black crystals and pearls. This necklace is available at Madison Square Market or on our website!