Navratna Talisman in Veg Tan Leather
Navratna, meaning “nine gems” in Sanskrit, is a traditional and sacred arrangement of gemstones in Hinduism. Each of these gemstones represents a planet, and this specific arrangement is thought to bring astrological balance that will benefit the wearer.
The talisman is made with natural veg tan leather and sewn with a tiny Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Cat’s Eye, Blue Sapphire, Hessonite, Coral, Pearl, Herkimer Diamond, and Ruby. Filled with a small pebble from the Pacific Ocean and suspended on a braided cotton cord. Length is adjustable with cream colored tassels at the back.
Necklace measures 27" inches in length. Talisman is approximately 1 1/2 inches tall.
Elena Chien is a jewelry designer in Los Angeles. Traveling to markets around the world, she has accumulated beautiful collections of textiles, beads, talismans, and artifacts which are the inspiration for See Real Flowers.