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Rangoli – 3rd concept for Swaabhi.

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Swaabhi, our jewelry art studio has been continuously thriving on creating elegant designs inspired by India’s never-ending rich cultural heritage. While we were feeling sheer satisfaction from the launch of our first two successful design concepts – Parna and Spices, the third one which soon followed was ‘Rangoli’.

I still have a fresh memory of my childhood when my mother used to hold my hand tight and used to take me to one of Pune’s famous and buzzing market places named ‘Mandai’, just before the onset of Diwali season. While many of my friends used to get excited to buy Diwali crackers, I remember my eyes used to wait for that exhilarating sight of the Rangoli stalls. The market used to look nothing less than a pulsating color pallet. I still remember how my eyes used to sparkle at this view and how difficult it used to be to choose only a few Rangoli colors to bring home.

Being in a joint family might sound to be a tough deal at times, but if you look at it from another perspective, you get to learn so many skills from all the family members. One such skill which my aunt mastered was Rangoli. She had precise planning done every time she created a Rangoli. She used to first draft the design on a slate with chalk and once finalized bring it to life at the entrance of our home. I used to look at that entire process as if I used to watch a magician. I think my role was limited to doing tiny help to my aunt. Unfortunately, I could never pick up this skill from her well. Come to think of it, Rangoli as a theme for Swaabhi is probably my way of giving my best attempt to this beautiful tradition and I dedicate this theme to my aunt – Bhagyada Bhave.

Rangoli – The art of creating beautiful patterns on the floor or the ground using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand, or flower petals. The art which is native to India, Nepal, and Bangladesh is believed to have a lot of mythological importance and is even mentioned in Hindu epics. It’s believed that Rangoli used to be made at the door entrance to attract the Gods and ward off evil energies.

If you have grown up in India you are blessed to have experienced the perfect combination of variety and rich culture with a strong base of science. While Rangoli as a concept prevails all over India, different states have their own form of Rangoli and it’s mostly created on the occasion of Diwali. Design depictions also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore, and practices unique to the place. Let’s get to know different names of this art across India:

Alpana (West Bengal)
Aripan (Bihar)
Chaook (Chhattisgarh)
Aipan(Uttarakhand)
Jhoti or Chita (Orissa)
Kolam(Tamil Nadu)
Muggu (Andhra Pradesh))
Mandana (Rajasthan)
Rangoli (Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra)
While there are different styles of Rangoli, the designs typically revolve around the representation of geometrical patterns. If you observe sand put on a metal plate and vibrate it at a certain frequency, geometric patterns start taking shape. This science is called ‘Cymatics’. The reason a Rangoli is drawn at the entrance of a house is because of its calming effect on a person who is about to enter. It manifests into vibrations (brainwaves) in the visitor’s mind putting him at ease and making him feel happy.

Other patterns also represent nature, folk, gods, and certain holy symbols. During Diwali, each day has its auspicious significance and the Rangoli symbolizes a design depicting the importance of the day.

Rangoli designs on different days of Diwali:

Vasubaras – This is the day when a cow is worshipped as a symbol of generosity and hence ‘Go padma’ – a design representing cow’s feet is made.
Dhanatrayodashi – Marks the first day of Diwali. A ‘ghada’ a metallic pot filled with gold coins, mango leaves, and coconut depicting prosperity and wealth, is made on this day.
Narka Chaturdashi – A Diya symbolizing the victory of good over evil aptly depicts the importance of this day when demon ‘Narkasura’ was killed by Lord Krishna
Lakshmipujan – A day to worship goddess Laxmi – goddess of wealth and fulfillment. A design of female feet representing her entry into the home is made on this day
The other scientifically driven forms of Rangoli that are made by Hindus include:

Swastika – This form is believed to drive negative energies out and enables the family and visitors to enter the house with positive energy.

Saraswati – A pattern that is a symbol of knowledge giving a message that a human mind should always be enlightened with wisdom.

Shankha – A conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism creating a sound that gives a message that there should always be the positive sound of life

Chakra – Chakra is a center of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy.

Om – The most sacred syllable in Hinduism, it is believed to be the manifesting word of God. The art of Rangoli happens to be an inseparable factor of celebrations and it is so enticing that no special training needs to be given for the generations to pick it up from their parents. Right from choosing the best design, the colors to be filled in the Rangoli, and then spending a few hours of sheer artistic pleasure to create it with family, Rangoli dyes every Diwali Festival in beautiful hues.

When I designed this unique jewelry theme, I was overwhelmed and astonished with the number of art forms I could derive which were inspired by Indian Rangoli art. A deep dive into various Indian art forms related to and associated with Rangoli designs helped me create some of the best designer pieces under Swaabhi’s theme-based jewelry collection. Each culture had a rich design and finally, I only picked the designs which carried some sort of relevance and importance in our culture.

Honestly, technically executing all the designs under the Rangoli theme, and crafting them into jewelry was not at all a cakewalk. Rangoli mostly has separate art shapes disconnected from each other so making a pendant/earring having concentric circles or squares or a ‘swastika’ in the center was just impossible. The real skill was to create these designs without compromising on the essence of the Rangoli traditional patterns, which I believe we have successfully managed to secure in all our masterpieces.

If you have keenly observed, one important aspect of Rangoli is its background which enhances the Rangoli patterns made on it. I created the designs for the Rangoli theme in such a way that they create outlines like Rangoli and the fabric of the costumes worn can act as a beautiful background to fill the transparency created by the gaps in between. To retain the delicate look of these patterns I used American diamonds and zircons

While we have a huge jewelry collection of designs under ‘Rangoli’, the following are the best sellers Swaabhi offers which you can comfortably pair with ethnic, heavy sarees and even with Indo western or western outfits.

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This Saraswati pendant and earrings are studded with CZ stones which give it a captivating look. A traditional look with a touch of modernity is achieved with these silver-plated Saraswati pendant and earrings.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi-coloured bead strings or withmangalsutra strings/chains.

The name Saraswati came from “Saras” (meaning “flow”) and “Wati” (meaning “a woman”). So,Saraswati is a symbol of knowledge, its flow(or growth) is like a river and knowledge is supremely alluring, like a beautiful woman.

Rangoli designs are a galore of intricate patterns and colours. Saraswati goddess is the Deity of knowledge, who blesses us with creative thinking, innovation and positive energy.

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A beautifully carved showpiece depicting the holytulsiin the pot looks nearly spiritual and calming. The knotty tangles with sparking stones on the pot augment the look of the pendant and earring. This design is inspired from the Kolamrangoli form which is mainly used in Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

The tulsi is an essential symbol in the Hindu religious custom and is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. Tulsi is regarded as the best representative for worshipping lord Vishnu Ram and Krishna.

Style tip: Pair them with a traditional saree or Kurtis or salwar suits. You also have the option of customizing the pendant gold/silver chains, multi-colored beads strings, or mangalsutra strings or chains. This can be a unique piece to gift your loved ones on festive occasions

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This simple but elegant design pattern looking like a shining star also reminding of traditional symbol of Swastik. This is an ethnic Indian jewellery creation that is lightweight and great for wearing to festivities and wedding functions. This design is inspired from Maharashtrian rangoli form. Feel the peace in yourself with this pendant and earring.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Swasti in sanskrit means “may all be with you and may you get what you want”.Swastik is one of the most important symbols in Hindu religion. The swastik symbol represents auspiciousness, peace and prosperity.

Aruna Silver Rangoli Pendant Earring.

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Blaze brighter than the sun with this brilliantly radiant, style-statement sublime pendant and stud earrings. A sun motif design, shimmers with scintillating CZ stone at center. The fine silver work depicts the sun rays.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Arun, a name given after the Sun has immense power to rejuvenate life on earth .He is considered the creator of the universe and the source of all life. Surya is the lord of excellence and wisdom.

Shaurya Gold Rangoli Pendant Earrings.

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An accessory does not have to be subtle in nature each time. This bold looking rangoli transformed into a golden finish pendant with dazzling CZ stones will enhance your boldness and confidence. The eye catching diamond shaped earrings are sized adequately to complement the bold looks of the pendant. This design is inspired from the Kolamrangoli form which is mainly used in Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

The rangoli, consists of dots which are joined by lines or curves that have mathematical calculation. By this one understands and infers that ancient Indian women had artistic traits combined with a sense of arithmetic sense too.

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This Gold-toned peacock shaped pendant and earrings will add a modern twist to your jewellery collection. The feather strings are delicately designed with sparkling stones at the end of each feather captivating the eye of the viewer.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

A connection to nature by bringing the National bird of India in design. Peacock which is also called Mayura in Sanskrit is one of the predominant bird known for inspiring different rangoli patterns.

Asmi Gold Rangoli Pendant Earrings.

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This intricate design pendant and earrings look bold and distinctive. It’s various geometrical shapes together form a beautiful rangoli. The small triangles that join the squares inside the circle have tiny lines protruding outwards giving a wholesome look. This pendant design is inspired from MandanaRangoli form which is used in Rajasthan.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

When a person looks at such a geometric pattern, it manifests into vibrations inside the mind of the observer which in turn calms the mind. And this is exactly what the rangoli does to one’s mind. i.e It has a soothing effect.

Style tip: Team it up with a less-detailed, plain traditional attire and let the jewellery set catch the attention! Aim for subtlety a simplicity is beautiful in all its forms.

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This beautiful rangoli pendant designed with two layered squares and a lotus flower shape on the edges gives a traditional and festive look to the set. The two horizontal and vertical lines with shining bright CZ stones add an abstract touch to the ornament. This design is inspired from Maharashtrian dots rangoli.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

A very elegant looking pendant and earrings that can be paired with traditional outfits and is a very affordable gift to present to your loved ones.

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Unique and stylish, spiralling(chakra) pattern is an influence from the intricate Rangoli patterns used in Andhra Pradesh. These spirals combined together make it look like a grapes bunch. Add an ethnic cum traditional look with this Chakra Rangoli Pendant and Earrings to your outfit.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Bodhita Goldrangoli Pendant Earrings.

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A cluster of golden stars pendant complete with shining bright CZ stones complimenting the design when connected together, give a crown shape befit for a simple yet royal look. Shine bright with these clusters of stars’ pendant and delicate pair of earrings.

The design of Bodhita pendant set is hugely inspired from the patterns of Rangoli which are typically observed in the Rajasthani ‘Mandan’ Rangoli designs.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Style tip: Team them with sarees, casual ethnic wear like salwar suits and kurtas.

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Abha means ‘brightness’ and reflects the joy in one’s life. This particular pendantset is designed with the abstract pattern of Rangoli that is created by joining dots. The little mesh formed on the four edges gives a unique appearance to the set. This is a design inspired from a famous Rangoli design pattern named ‘Sanskar Bharati’. This pendant looks absolutely bold and fresh with the twinkling CZ stones at the end of each petal.

The design of Bodhita pendant set is hugely inspired from the patterns of Rangoli which are typically observed in the Rajasthani ‘Mandan’ Rangoli designs.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured-bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

The pendant is paired with gorgeous boldearrings. Ethnic Indian jewellery that is lightweight and great for wearing on festive occasions and wedding functions.

Dharini Silver Rangoli Pendant Earrings.

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A quirky silver rangoli pattern of dots that are intricately connected to eachother to form various triangles giving an abstract gaze to the pendant and earrings. The petite spirals and diyas on each triangle give a traditional touch. Not to miss the bright CZ stone at the center!

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Style tip: Looks stunning on any Indian attire, especially the cool tone colours like blue, green and black-white!

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rajastani Lotus shaped silver finish pendant and earrings with each petal designed with different geometrical figures making it look unique. The lakshmipadma with sparkling stones at the center add a traditional tinge to it. This rangoli is inspired from RajasthaniRangoli form.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Spiritual jewelry makes such a sensational gift for so many occasions and this lotus-flower necklace seems to capture the beauty of nature in sterling silver.

Ethnic Indian jewellery that is lightweight and is great for wearing to festivities and wedding functions.

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Delicately crafted Silver Rangoli Pendant and earrings. Each flower connected to the other with fine strings. Triveni pendant set is inspired from the bougainvillea flowers. Bougainvillea plant looks absolutely adorable with the small multi-coloured flowers on it. These flowers are replicated in various Rangoli Patterns. Each flower has a shining stone at the center! This rangoli is inspired from Andhra Prradeshrangoli pattern.

Style tip:Combine this elegant pendant and earring with your traditional or casual outfit.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Vijaya Silver Rangoli Pendant Earrings.

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The beautiful lotus petals with dazzling CZ stones enhance the overall look of the ornament. The joined ends and curved edges give a sense of completion.

This pendant has been inspired from Shankha shell, which represents a symbol of new beginnings. The blowing of shankh makes the atmosphere holy & pure & conducive for the spiritual growth of the individual.A typical rangoli drawn in Andhra Pradesh, has an eight petal lotus which is formed by a variety of geometric patterns.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi-coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

This lovely Shankh charm is a symbol of your wish for longevity and prosperity of the wearer.

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Laxmi Padma comprises of the footprints of Goddess Lakshmi, and is drawn on many auspicious occasions. These unusual and rather fun earrings are shaped like feet and have crystals at their centers! The Laxmi Padma symbol has great religious and cultural significance.

Foot designs are reminiscent of the footprints of the Goddess, which reminds you that you are never alone.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi-coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Style tip: It’s time to ditch the everyday jewellery and embrace some bold pieces that will really get you noticed.

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The alluring golden light rays on the pendant with a shining stone in between coupled with the light rays emanating from it adds a perfect charm to the set. Enlighten yourself with this elegant diya pendant and earrings.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi-coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Traditionally, the earthen lamps with cotton wicks are lit in most of the houses. Light signifies purity, goodness, good luck and power. Lighting up of Diyas on Diwali night goes beyond being just a decorative concept and holsd a greater spiritual significance.

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This pendant set has been inspired from the beautiful yet conventional shape of flower that is frequently replicated not only in rangoli but also in various prints. The Swastik at the center andthe bright CZ stones gives thependant a blend of traditional and fancy touch making t different from your usual flower motif.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can also customize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Style Tip: Well suited to compliment your everyday ethnic outfits.

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This intricate yet beautiful silver pendant and earrings are inspired from dots-rangolidesign. Every edge is connected to each other forming a beautiful shape of a star.

These earrings are the ultimate talking point at any party. They will look incredible with any traditional or indo western outfit. Their intricacy is worth admiring!

Style tip:Pair them with traditional sari or kurtis or salwar suits or a black evening dress. You also have the option of customizing the pendant gold/silver chains, multi-coloured beads strings or mangalsutra strings or chains.A unique piece to gift your loved ones on festiveoccasions.

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Our stunning golden finish pendant earrings celebrate this hope with a delicate and lovely representation of this beloved flower.This rangoli is inspired from the solid flower is an open petal design with a clear cubic zirconia stone at its center. Sparkle when you walk and frame your face with this beautiful flower when you wear this gorgeous floral jewelry.

Style tip:Pair them with traditional sari or kurtis or salwar suits. You also have the option of customizing the pendant gold/silver chains, multi-coloured beads strings or mangalsutra strings or chains.A unique piece to gift your loved ones on festive occasions.

Maarisa Silver Rangoli Pendant Earrings look like a koyari. The various geometrical patterns on the pendant give an ethnic look to the set. This sterling silver charm lets you show your spiritual side while staying in style.Dainty, with a spiritual vibe, this charm is a perfect pick for true fashion believer and goes with all outfits.

Available in Silver and Gold(en) finish form. You can alsocustomize these pendants with silver chains, gold chains, multi-coloured bead strings or mangalsutra strings/chains.

Kasav Silver Rangoli Pendant Earrings.

Turtles are a popular symbol in mythology because of their longevity and one’s hope and wish for a long life. These silver shaped pendant earrings shine brighter with the dazzling American diamonds on its legs, eyes and at the center!Spiritual jewelry makes such a sensational gift for so many occasions and this Turtle shaped pendant earrings seems to capture the beauty of nature in sterling silver.

Style Tip:Pair them with traditional saree or kurtis or salwar suits. You also have the option of customizing the pendant gold/silver chains, multi-coloured beads strings or mangalsutra strings or chains.

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