Fine jewellery brooks no hierarchy. Earrings could be the sole ornament one wears to complement a formal attire. A necklace, though, is rarely worn alone. This, here, is an afterthought. You will r...
Fine jewellery brooks no hierarchy. Earrings could be the sole ornament one wears to complement a formal attire. A necklace, though, is rarely worn alone. This, here, is an afterthought. You will remember the Tzolkin Naba Chandro Earrings from last Saturday. That stayed with you over the weekend and no one asked about its paired necklace whereas for the PritiParoma Pashas posted a few days later, there were specific enquiries for the matched neckwear.
This, here, appears an afterthought. The jhapta form's identical to the earrings and takes centre stage but the moons have reduced from nine to four. Everything else is the same : that serrated split-ball fringe, the kalkas in the moons and the star-studded chains. Only the order of crescents has changed, and those below are larger and more elaborate than the one they're tethered to. The faceted ball drop in the central among the lower half-moons is also detailed in. To make it a necklace was required the double-kamal chain which, as you see, has uncharacteristically differentiated borders, one a plain ball, the other with chhela topas partially covered by the tinkling orbs. And the crescentic idiom from the Mayan calendar, though now much reduced in numbers, prevails over the centrepiece, so that what you see is precisely what you get.
All in all, a simple but spectacularly arranged jewel that holds in its guinea gold heart a certain feeling that it might just be a herald of greater things to come –– the earrings.