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The KajalLata Ratan-Choor (with a secret)

There are times when we’ve been asked to make matched handswear for the main set that includes usually a necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring. In this case, to match the KajalLata Necklace of 20...

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Fleur-de-lis Pola'r Kankan

It's not always easy to explain it’s not always the monumental we deal with and that the small can as well be monumental. There are those who believe we don’t do the more, let’s say, routine stuff ...

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Sahasra Sujata Cuff Bracelet

The end of yet another year is nigh and while contemplating the disappearance of time in a time of catastrophe, we must leave you, as a fitting finale to a flagitious year, an ornament not to remem...

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The Romantic Kadamphul Ruli

Those hell bent on obliterating the past to build a future are fools. You don’t need to wipe out what has come before to create something, or anything, new. In fact, you can’t. The sum and substanc...

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Matching/Swadhin Madhusree Choor

When commissioned to make a choor matched to an iconic necklace, all the elements of the latter may not be included in the handswear. There's a clear reasoning for this : while completing the parur...

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Thokai Ghuri Kankan

Thirty years, almost. That’s how old the die is from which the distinct quadrilaterals of this kankan have been struck. In truth, the patterned iron punch from which the die is made must be much ol...

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The Gynarchic ‘Guinea’ Ring

Keka's Star Beloari Choori


The Beloari choori reappears four years after we last showcased them to you, but in a new 'old' guise. In fact the set we'd posted in November 2017 was a wider version of the actual bangles tha...

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Banamala Ruli

"Ma Basant ayo sakhi

Sab ban amva boran lage, bolan lage koyaliya

Sab ragini shringar kar ayi, nayak ko man bas

karveko

Ramdas man bhayo re.

" Spring has com...

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Shikarghar Bala

Murder, however regal it may be, has never been an inspiration for jewellery, at least not for the kind we make. That's not to say a royal hunt is a random act of slaughter; there surely is somethi...

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Gajredar Pushpa Bala

Stolen from the archive of Victoria and Albert Museum this is actually a gajredar silver anklet from Maharashtra, dating from the early twentieth century. True, we have copied the design in toto, b...

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Riya

A gracefully rounded frieze of florals and flourishes, hand-chased, frosted and cut, is the heart of this deliberately old-fashioned bouti ----- a much respected but all but lost Bengali hand-ornam...

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The Ring of Secret Desire

Night after night I matched the 'chhum-chhum' of your anklets to my heartbeats which in the foolish throes of passion forgot it was not your feet they heard but your ring

Darjeeling

We Bengalis are justifiably proud of our Darjeeling, even though she came to us only in 1935, and that too via Nepal, Sikkim and Bihar. In truth, its famous sobriquet, Queen of the Hills, does make...

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Mayurpur Choor

Not all ornaments are made with a clear purpose ; and,in our case, most aren't ; except that they have to be of universal beauty and must hold within them a simple narrative, or at least embody an ...

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Vallam Kalli Adhai-Pyanch Bala

There are two kinds of enamelling and some intricate granulation on this piece, the quality and cleanness of both of which is why it seems so different and attractive a bracelet when it really is a...

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Riddhima Bajuband

Adapted from our ever-popular Addigai necklace, this grand armlet also doubles up as a choker. You'll recognise the zig-zag thokai pieces strung in a row using thick v-chains, only this time there ...

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Rakhiphool Kankan

The common passion flower, twining its way in beautifully turned delicate filigree, with each of the chhela rakhiphool guarded by two large frosted leaves the midrib and veins of which are also chh...

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ChoraMayur Bauti

In the court of the great and mighty King of Takalok arrived an unassuming and beleaguered embroiderer who was meek and small but well-known around town for his skills and original designs. He woul...

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The Galle Face Hotel

Those who've been to Colombo and stayed at The Galle Face Hotel have been to Colombo. The rest have been to Colombo in the geographical sense, yes, but not in the spirit of its enchanting history.<...

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Joroa Padmini Bala

Every bit a jewel that might have been made in 1930s Calcutta and quite astonishing in its likeness to the design on page 74 of the M.B.Sirkar catalogue dating from almost ninety years ago, this re...

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Nishi Prem

If there is such a thing as responsible romanticism or functional beauty or, for that matter, ecstatic elegance, it's likely y...

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Debahuti Armlet

Can a jewel really be you when you are the real jewel ? How many times we ask ourselves this question(!) when we meet you authentic lovers of fine jewellery, first on Facebook and then face-to-face...

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Madhumanjari Ruli

An extraordinary rendering, in antique guinea gold, of an enchanting plant whose fragrant white flowers perfume the Bengal monsoon. The pearls represent the madhumanjari and a single red ruby hides...

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Chena-Achena Mantasha

Sometimes, smaller goyna can serve as inspiration for more eminent jewels and result in stellar ornaments worked around their basic design. The Naksha Makar Mukh Kanbala (shown here on 9th July,201...

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Golap Phul Pata Choor

You've seen the Golap Bagh Ananta and you've also seen the Gulbahar Hansuli. Almost in the same genre but with a painstakingly perforated finish is this glorious naksha rose vine choor that comes w...

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Dhaaner Sheesh Bala

A slice of the rich, variegated landscape of Bengal in early winter finds its place in an interpretative way in this charming handcrafted guinea-gold bala where the half-naksha half-plain idiom is ...

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