The significance of the agate stones travel long back intothe history of some of the ancient cultures of the world. They are also linkedto some of the zodiac signs and are considered holy and beneficial for some. And in the modern world these stones are considered afashion statement.
Agate is usually referred to as a Chalcedony variant ofQuartz or mineral deposit. It is considered a semi-precious gem stone.
They are found in different parts of the world, but mostlyfrom the Gulf and the Indian peninsula. After the extraction from the nature,the stones are cleaned and broken into smaller pieces with the following steps;
(1) Drying under the sun, (2) Heating, (3) Chipping - whichare the tradition continuing of Indus Valley and modified over a period oftime, (4) Grinding on a hard sandstone.
During this process the stone acquires its shine and an eyepopping bright color. It goes through a very long and complex process to becomean attractive stone. A couple of experienced and expert hands are required forthe process of extraction. And in today's world only a handful of such expertsremain available.
The stones are acquired from the Western coast of India withspecific criteria. The stones come in different shapes and sizes. The exquisiteconceptual designs are carved out with passion and dedication by Jinal. Andunder her supervision, the karigars (workmen) carefully put the pieces togetherto execute the design, which is the last stage of the final product.
Meera is a Customized Stone Jewelry Concept. Each piece iscarefully handcrafted to retain the 'imperfect' natural shape of the stone. Theproducts are crafted in a manner which makes it appear similar yet unique fromeach other.
Our jewelry is for the people who are passionate about theirlife, about what they believe in and have strong sense to make oneself indulgein it. Our intricate pieces of art depict the passion of people, which is themotto of our brand.
Jinal Choksi started the venture witha strong passion towards the stones immediately after graduating from The NirmaUniversity of Entrepreneurship, Ahmedabad. Driven by her strong passion andcoming from a family background of jewelry empire, 'Meera' was born.
Our brand extracts its inspiration from the devotion andpassion of the legendary Meerabai towards Lord Krishna. Her selfless love andsubmission have become a landmark in itself for the generations to come.
Our brand signifies those spiritual beliefs and a strongaffinity towards pure dedication despite persecution. She was strong headed anddid what she believed in spite of world's accusation and her family opposition.Pretty much our own story, minus the family opposition; Fortunately, familysupport is something that we have in abundance!