Customize Your Eidi For This Eid Festival
Millions of Muslims around the world have marked the beginning of Ramadan, a festival that starts in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and continues for a month. Ramaḍān is also romanized as Ramazan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan. People fast from dawn to dusk and break their fast with water or dates and continue to feast all night long, also known as “Iftar”
The last 3 days of that month are considered a holiday for Eid which is celebrated across the globe. During Eid, loved ones, family and friends including children give an “Eidi” i.e. cash or gifts as a gesture of love and happiness. Its said that the prophet and his sahabah never gave such things as an Eidi, but its a practise that came into existence much later.
I recently visited the IBJA Gold store in Bandra, Mumbai a hub for jewellers and browsed through an array of over 500 readily available designs of gold and silver coins. Think of any design and they be should be able to make it for you. In an interesting conversation with Mr. Deepak Tulsian, Business Head, IBJA Gold he talks about their gold coin collection launched for Eid.
StylePrer (SP): What categories does IBJA Gold offer in gold coins?
Deepak Tulsian (DT): In Gold and Silver coins, we offer more than 500 ready designs across categories like Alphabets, Numeric, Zodiac Signs, Devotion, Pride of India, and Occasions such as Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Housewarming and Farewell. We also customize images and etch them on gold or silver.
For Eid, we have coins with symbols of Allah, Muhammad, 786, Quran, Ajmer Sharif, Mecca Madina, Crescent Moon.
SP: What’s inside this quirky box?
DT: Over a period of time we have received feedback and enquiries from many customers asking for alternatives other than a simple gold coin and would like to express their special moments, occasions or dates in a unique way when they gifted it. Keeping this in mind, we decided to designed our coins in a way where the coins could have photographs printed, messages engraved or something that gives it a personal touch.
SP: How many coins can fit in a box?
DT: We can customize a box for one coin, upto 10 coins or more depending on individual requirements.
SP: What denominations and karatage are these coins available in?
DT: Gold coins with images are available in denomination of 5gms and above. We have recently customized a 100 gms coin for a customer. The coins have 995 purity which is considered as 24kt in India.
If a customer has a budget constraint or chooses to purchase an alternate metal other than Gold, we offer these in Silver as well.
SP: Is the coin certified?
DT: Yes the coins come with a certificate of authenticity that mentions the purity and grammage (weight).
SP: How can one order a coin and this box?
DT: Customers can visit our flagship store in Bandra and browse through an array of 500 designs or more before they place an order.
Alternatively they can approach us directly via email, call or could also place an order via our website IBJA Gold
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Store Address: G-01, Ground Floor, Durga Chambers, R.K Patkar Marg, Water field Road, Bandra West, Mumbai. Contact 022-26406451
Story, Concept, Model : Prernaa Makhariaa (StylePrer)
Location HajiAli Dargah Mumbai and Haji Ali Flower Shop No 123.
Photography : Prarthana Chudasma & Mrudula Rajasekhar For StylePrer