Rudraksha, the holy bead

The holy rudraksha beads en colorful gemstones form a unique bracelet in the Kiliaan Jewelry collection. The ornaments and lock are made of sterling silver made by our silversmith on Bali.

 

The tears of Shiva

In sanskrit Rudra is another name for god Shiva and ksha means 'teardrops', Rudraksha the 'teardrops of Shiva'. The story goes that god Shiva went into a deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, the tear drops welled from his eyes as he realized the suffering of all living creatures. Once the teardrops reached the earth, these formed the seeds of the Rudraksha trees.