Please shop locally this year for Christmas and support your local small business.
Indigo has just received a huge new jewelry shipment, with beautiful 18k gold antique rings from India, contemporary hand hammered sterling rings and tribal designs from Ethiopia. Feel free to call us for orders at (808)579-9199 or visit us online at www.indigopaia.com. We can ship anywhere in the world tax.
The time has come to cut off guesses for the arrival of our 40 foot container. If you've guessed somewhere in the next month or so, you may be in luck....
But the best news right now is that we have EVERYTHING in the store on sale at 20-50% percent off until the container arrives. EVERYTHING is 20% off. I'm talking EVERYTHING. I'm talking:
Seriously, everything inside these doors is at least 20% off.
In addition, we are currently going through all of the rugs right now marking them 20-50% off. Check out the full selection here. As I'm sure you're well aware, each rug is completely handmade using unbleached wool and vegetable dyes. They are all one-of-a-kind pieces, and we never put them on sale. I would definitely take advantage of the discounts (actually I am going to) This is one of my favorites:
Its price is $9500, but is one of the rugs at 50% off, so the new price is $4750. The colors are super nice for any type of decor. If you've been thinking about a specific rug in the store, contact us and we can give you its sale price, or just come by and check them out.
Also, all the furniture is 40% off in store to make room for the many pieces coming in.
This altar was $5200, but I just made a new sign pricing it at $3120. Its a beautiful handcarved wooden altar, great for displaying any sort of collection.
So that's the news! You might actually be a little bummed when the container comes in, because the sale will be over. Come in and see us, and help us clear some space in the store.
One of the most interesting things Caramiya and I get to do for our store is shop for antique jewelry. Over the years between Caramiya, her parents Sharon and Terry and myself we have found some amazing pieces of jewelry in Asia. Below is a beautiful antique 18k gold Russian cross brought back from Istanbul.
This beautiful Sri Lankin Sapphire necklace has many admirers. The antique Mugal design contains 1060 faceted sapphires. I counted one day. The work that went into faceting all of the sapphires and individually wiring them with gold to each other is mind blowing. A piece like this would have been made for a wedding and is considered a dowry necklace. The Mugal empire which began in 1526, ruled most of Hindustan (South Asia) by the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and ended in the mid-19th century. The Mughal Emperors were descendants of the Timurids, and at the height of their power around 1700, they controlled most of the Indian Subcontinent — extending from present-day Bangladesh in the east to Balochistan in the west, Kashmir in the north to the Kaveri basin in the south
This is a beautiful piece we sold last year to a client. The gold amulet in the middle is an excellent example of the filigree work done in Northern India The necklace is stung on brioletted naturally colored red, blue orange and yellow sapphires
The ancient art of jewelry making from India and Nepal is called navrata or Navaratna jewelry. Women would visit an astrologer to find out what stones it was auspicious for them to wear according to the day, hour and minute they were born and where the planets and stars were at that time. The word Navaratna is a sanskrit word meaning nine gems and the jewelry revolves around 9 sacred stones. The Late Thai astrologer Horacharn Thep Sarikabutr has given the meaning of these nine gems in his Parichad-Jataka (chapter 2, verse 21, page 35-36) translated as follows:
“Top quality and flawless ruby is the gem for the Sun, natural pearl for the Moon, red coral for Mars, emerald for Mercury yellow sapphire for Jupiter, diamond for Venus, blue sapphire for Saturn, hessonite for Rahu (ascending lunar node), and cat’s eye for Ketu (descending lunar node).”
These hammered 18k gold earrings were made for us in India. The design is a beautiful tribal design . To see more of our Antique Indian Jewelry and our gold jewelry you can visit or website www.indigopaia.com