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About the Idols & Gemstones

Are the Om Ganesh idols single piece stones or many stones put together?

Every gemstone idol available with us is a single stone artifact.

 

 

Some idols have different shades in a single stone. Is that a defect?

These are natural Gemstones that have different shades and linings in them, adding to their beauty. Don’t mistake them for cracks or defects. 

 

 

Does the colour of the idol fade over time?

No, rest assured the colour does not fade over time. Read our Care & Maintenance section to ensure you follow the right cleaning practices.

 

 

Is it gold paint or real gold on some of your idols?

All the gold that you see on Om Ganesh idols is real gold, and not colour.

 

 

How are these single stone idols made?

Every single gemstone idol is hand crafted, washed with Holy water (Gangajal) and worshipped with chants once they are ready.

 

 

Some idols have different shades in a single stone. Is that a defect?

These are natural Gemstones that have different shades and linings in them, adding to their beauty. Don’t mistake them for cracks or defects.

 

 

Is there a particular position or direction that the idol needs to be placed in?

Any place where you think it is ideal. We do not suggest any particular position or direction.

 

 

Where are the Gemstones sourced from?

We have over 25 gemstone types, and every gemstone is sourced from a different location from across the world, for e.g. Burma, China, Australia, Africa, Brazil, Afghanistan, etc.

 

 

How long does it take to complete an idol?

This depends on the size and the gemstone being used in the creation. It can range from a week to 3 months.

 

 

What are the different sizes that the idol is available in?

The size ranges from 2 Inches to 4 Feet.

 

 

Does using Pooja items like incense stick, dhoop, camphor affect the stone?

No, you need not worry. As these things do not affect the idol.