In a first of its kind, Hallmark India Pvt. Ltd., part of London-based Hallmark Group, has launched the “Divine India” collection of 15 pure silver ingots (.999) layered in 24-carat gold of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. To preserve the value for the collectors, the ‘Premium Edition’ with 15 ingots has only 7,500 complete sets each.
The limited ‘Divine India’ collection is inspired by the finest paintings from Yogendra Rastogi, V.V. Sapar and Nirmala, who are considered among India’s leading artists of divine art.
“The ‘Divine India’ Collection is unquestionable one of the finest collections of engraved silver ingots that has ever been produced, unrivalled anywhere in the world. It has taken more than two years of intensive artistic endeavor, fine sculpture and skilled engraving to create the 15 Master Dies ready for minting,” said R.A. Wainwright, Chairman, Hallmark Group Limited.
The collection spans the diversity of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses in India - Ganesha, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Balaji, Sai Baba, Murugun, Kali, Durga, Hanuman, Saraswati, Ram Durbar, Radhakrishna, Lakshmi and the Supreme Consciousness represented by Om.
Honoring India’s most revered deities, the Hallmark teams of artists, sculptors and engravers have created the “Divine India’ collection. Placed in a handmade, lacquered wood box, each set has a complete 15 fact cards and an album, a jeweler’s cloth, cotton gloves and a mother of pearl tool to lift the ingots and it comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
“For more than three decades Hallmark Group has dedicated itself to the reproduction of historic images as engraved solid silver ingots, the most recent in India being the acclaimed ‘Pride of India’ stamp replica collection,” added Wainwright.