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Paisley Pillsbury Lahari Kanbala

More than five years after we’d featured the Pillsbury Necklace on this page, comes this pair of matched earrings in the form of lahari kanbalas.

This time it’s in season. The necklace was “o...

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Samvida

 Modelled on the jhapta-dul and created in volume like a kanbala, this disciplined, dramatic two-step earring is blessed with the gift of space and balance, the two crescentic tiers hanging fr...

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Biophilic Butterfly Kanbala

Often enough we’re asked to design to match an accessory to a main ornament and sometimes, though rarely, the other way round as well. In both cases it’s important to study the ornament with which ...

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Mili Mary Kaan-Jhumka

A Loreto girl, Mili Mary D’Cruze was destined to lead. There wasn’t any ‘climbing the corporate ladder’ for her because she made certain she started at the top, as an administrative officer in a bl...

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Begum Nargisa Earrings



The matched earrings to the Nargisa choker of a week ago come as no surprise but the pair's narrative (and it's name) now turns upon Mrs.Gopali Chakraborti-Ghosh's charming view of the 'Beg...

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Vidita Earrings

This is the matching pair of earrings to the Vidita necklace you saw last week. Yes, and no. By that we mean, they are matched but aren't identical in their shape or form to that of the necklace. F...

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Juna Mahal Kan-Pasha

More than three-and-a-half years after the Juna Mahal choker was presented to you here, come these rather reserved, matched pashas with two pairs of passionate parakeets again spi...

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Agori-Chandan Jhumka

“I’d like the Karabi-Kadamba for my earrings but they’ve got to be different from the ones you’ve done.”


The brief, short and cryptic, tells of the exclusivity we all seek in our wedding ...

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Tzolkin Naba Chandro Earrings

"Mirrikh par mushaira kar lo ki moon par Hum to ab apne sher sunaenge phone par." - - - - - - - - - - - Khalid Irfan

Something needs to be done. Romance is dying by each internet hour, losi...

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Helen

It's a challenge making an ornament from an ornament in a photograph from a printed magazine or its digital version, even it's someone as legendary as Madhuri Dixit wearing it, and especially becau...

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Patuju Passion-Flower Earrings

Relaxing on the cast iron bench, after a hearty breakfast, in the garden of a little house we sometimes go to (for a couple of days) in Shantiniketan, you can hardly fault us for seeing things, so ...

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Sraboni Earrings

The indescribably beautiful matched earrings to the Sraboni choker of January, 2017 and Kukubha Ragini Necklace from August of the same year, this exotic jewel deserves a separate article on it see...

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Navina Naksha Dul

“A legendary matriarch of the House of Naksha is reborn as a beautiful young girl, hand-wrought in pure guinea gold using techniques and instruments of trade more than a century old, and care...

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Zakhm-i-Gul

Great beauty at times comes from a heavy heart. Flowers, in whatever form, have a habit of sharing our joys and sorrows, and the rose among them foremost in presenting itself in life and in death w...

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Anisha

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short term weapon." --- Tom Stoppard

 

We don't know about the short term bit but, for ...

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Princess Kaninika Earrings

The companion piece to the Princess Kaninika necklace, showcased here right after Poila Baisakh, these earrings in precious naboratna have been made to match the har, certainly, but designed in a m...

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Karabi Kadam Jhumka

Here's what we're going to sign off with this Puja week because we stay away from commercialising culture and will not impress upon you the ceaseless passion with which we pursue our calling in a t...

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Tree of Life Earrings

Nearly four years after we showcased the threaded tree of life choker, here are the matched earrings that complete the set. That’s just in a manner of saying; actually, the earrings are very ...

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Tota Pakhi Kaan-Jhumka

"Aata gachhe Tota Pakhi Dalim gaachhe Mou Eto daki tobu katha Kou na keno Bou?" Jogindranath Sarkar's lovable rhyme for children, well known to lots of pre-internet Bengalis who've encountered many...

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Naksha Kanbala

In the halcyon days of the Bengali Zamindars, these elegant guinea gold Kanbalas would have been de rigueur for the ladies of the house. Today, however, they’ve become a precious rarity.
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Mayurpur Earring

A four-step jhapta style pure 22K gold earring that's matched to the Mayurpur Necklace but is quite capable of carrying the evening all by itself. The riveting centerpiece of the har is repeated he...

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Jet-Engine Jhumka

This'll probably go down in history as the most unpopular of names amongst our ornaments, but the truth is if we can't credit the actual inspiration for the design, half the purpose of the jewel is...

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