These sterling silver drop earrings are a contemporary interpretation of the meaning of the age old Rudraksha bead, a seed from Elaeocarpus ganitrus, a large evergreen tree. Rudraksha malas have been used by Hindus in meditation since the 10th century. The word Rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva, the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened his eyes after a long period of meditation, and because of strong feelings he shed a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree. The seeds are known as “Rudra’s Tear Drops” and it is believed that by wearing the Rudraksha bead one will have the protection of Lord Shiva – ‘Rudraksha is the one that has the ability to wipe our tears and provide happiness’.
Rudraksha Drop Earrings are handmade Sterling Silver stud earrings with a 2mm square drop ending in a dome which contains the seed, Rudra’s Tear Drop. The earrings are 50mm from top of drop to dome. Overall length can vary slightly, depending upon the size of the seed .
A beautiful matching Rudraksha Drop Pendant is also available. You can check it out in the ‘Necklace’ section.