"Memories of Mehrangarh - from palace to ornament in a design executed to the highest levels of aesthetics and craftsmanship," is what the magnificent Mrs.Gopali Chakraborti-Ghosh said when she rev...
"Memories of Mehrangarh - from palace to ornament in a design executed to the highest levels of aesthetics and craftsmanship," is what the magnificent Mrs.Gopali Chakraborti-Ghosh said when she reviewed the matched choker to this earring pair last April. Her panoptic and deeply considered views are always a great fillip to the authentic jewel-craft of Bengal and act as a healing balm to the innumerable pitfalls we face each day we choose to go the slow and detailed way through our work towards a certain realisation of pure truth and beauty.
The earrings to Moti Mahal are here : the same four ogee arches surrounding the quadrangle, all filled with exquisite katai filigree, form the portals of the palace. One of the gateways breaks away and moves towards the top of the fort as if to put a distance to passion but remains connected to the others by a pearl path, along which you'll walk on moonless nights, the luminescence of the gems enough to guide you to where lovers go in the shimmer of a starlit sky.
The path can be longer, more arduous. There can be obstacles placed in the form of decorative bars that'll hold the pearls together and prevent them from sagging. In case you want the pearl-path extended as a test of your love, we'll do that with reluctant ease but advise you then not to use the jewel for its intended purpose but make it, with a magic touch, an ornament for the front placket of your special kameez. Now, it's a stunning, unconventional goyna put to a radically inventive purpose that few will have thought of ; a reworking of the botam-chain that gentlemen so proudly wear with their punjabis but more dramatic, more visible, more vivid, yet the very picture of elegance all the while.
Come, now. Who hasn't loved at least once in their life? And who hasn't shared passion in secret or secrets with passion with those they've loved? Why is it that all our loves are consigned to memory? Let these jewels guide you through the pearl-and-gold studded path to the place where every beautiful memory of yours resides, you'll find. Unlock them. Set them free.Then go looking for them all over again.
For, remember, it is only when the loveliest of your memories like precious gems are embedded in your future that you truly begin to live life to its fullest and in the way you must.
As for that glorious handcrafted guinea-gold repository of your best memories from where you must release them for them to return to you as your future, let's just say for the sake of saying, it's called Mehrangarh. But each must find their own, wherever on earth it may be.