Aside of all the sobriquets Bangalore enjoys, soon ‘Gem of a City' could probably be added to the list. One can't feel otherwise while stepping into the ‘Gemstoneuniverse' boutique store launched today in Indiranagar, Bangalore's hotspot. It is a world of planetary gemstones, a first-of-its-kind store. His Highness, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Maharaja of Mysore, did the honor of cutting the ribbon and lighting the lamp at the inauguration.
Ms. Vani Ganapathy, one of the top Bharata Natyam Dancers of India also graced the occasion. Ms. Vani has danced all over the country and abroad performing for many important dignitaries from Indian and abroad. Ms. Vani runs a dance institution under the name 'SANCHARI' where she herself trains a lot of enthusiastic and dedicated youngsters.
Gemstoneuniverse, the world's largest retail store exclusively for planetary gemstones, is spread over 3000 sq. ft. with dazzling interiors based on themes from the Zodiac, astrology, Astronomy and Vedic texts. The retail store of 3000 sq ft is part of the
Gemstoneuniverse centre of excellence - the with 10,000 sq ft housing a research center, private viewing chambers, state of art gem photography studio and gemological instruments among other facilities right in the heart of Bangalore.
Interestingly, consultation rooms have been named after the two Vedic Gurus/ mentors - Jupiter (Brihaspati) and Venus (Shukra), as sacred knowledge and its dissemination are completely under the aegis of these gurus.
The store offers customers an insight into the world of pure Jyotish quality gemstones. Customers can consult with the team of GIA and PGA certified consultants and get gemstone recommendations based on accurate analysis of their horoscopes. A wide range of designs available at the store will facilitate the customers to choose and place orders for their personalized jewellery pieces with the recommended gemstones.
Talking at the inauguration, his highness said "Guruji Shrii Arnav and Abhijita Kulshrestha, who are the brains behind Gemstoneuniverse, have carefully planned the whole project making sure that all elements of nature are balanced in this setting. It has been well incorporated in the design and layout of the store also. I wish their endeavour the very best as it really makes a far reaching impact in spreading of our heritage and this scared science."
"Karmic experiences and situations are rather inevitable, under the circumstances gem stones associated with our grahas support and help in reducing the impact of the challenging situations that we face or encounter. But the key is to get authentic and appropriate gem stones from the right source as it is also associated with astrology and other sciences" said Ms. Ganapathy, talking on the occasion.
Guruji Arnav said, "The facility is not just another store selling gemstones but an opportunity for people to understand and experience the power of real jyotish quality gemstones.
We as the patrons of the industry would like to facilitate knowledge development and sharing on the subject of jyotish gemstones and their powers. The store is our effort in that direction where experts from the industry across the globe would be invited for discussions, training programmes and seminars."