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Parosmita

A Paroma pasha (not the actual one but the inadvertent design, with a prominent rose in it, which came to be known by that name thanks to the beautiful television personality, true-blue aesthete, a...

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Mogori Rose Choker

Being the main ornament of a wedding set, this choker was designed first and then the fringe earrings (shown earlier this week) matched to it. The idea of substituting the sophisticated rose of our pr...
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Ajanta 'Guinea' Necklace

Warring sisters-in-law (wife vs husband’s brother’s wife) we’ve seen aplenty in popular Indian cinema, and the usual pyrotechnics resulting from their inevitable confrontation has been a source of ...

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Jayati 'Guinea' Necklace

And here’s the other ‘guinea’ necklace made for the elder ‘Ja’ of the Sengupta family of Guwahati, Assam.

Now, there’s something to say here that we didn’t when we showcased the ‘guinea’ shell...

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Priyanjana

"Ami chakri kori London IBM e (tothyo projukti) r UK te thaki amar husband er sathe. Engineering pash korechi . . . Baba'r chakri sutre West Bengal er bibhibnno jaygay ghure ghure boro hoyechhi (Sa...

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Aad-Bastar

Distinctly Rajasthani in its form and detailing, this one-of-a-kind necklace is nonetheless as far away from those chunky 'aad' designs as, say, a hansuli is from a pati har.

To start with, it’...

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O Tiya!' Sita-Har

Drawn as much from Lalu Prasad Shaw's Bibi series of paintings as it is from the endearing Pratima Banerjee song 'O Tiya Toré' — where she pleads her escaped parrot to readily agree to be shackled ag...
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Briar Rose's Collar

Now, Briar Rose was a brave princess and no amount of pleading by the old man at the barely discernible gate flanked on both sides by seemingly unending thorn hedges could dissuade her from wanting to...
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Chandra-Toran

I sell stolen moons but only of the falcate kind. To start with, it's difficult to pilfer the full moon from the sky without anyone noticing, and then it's even more difficult to offload them because ...
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Qudratan

If you are to believe Emily Dickinson when she posits, "Forever is composed of nows." — this almost Sita-har length necklace will stand witness to your trust for seldom has the present presented itsel...
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Radio Har

This comes straight from the M.B.S. catalogue where, on Page 39, bottom right, you'll see the original version of this which, because of its obround inset piece, was, and still is, known as the Tentul...
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Ratna Briksha

Seems familiar? That’s because you’ve seen this chasing on another set of jewels : The Shuk-Umlakh from March this year.

That’s the beauty of bespoke : when you love a jewel enough to commit to ...

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Vishoka

Another instance of the kind of matchless jewel that can result from reverse customisation where a smaller ornament or accessory is referenced for a necklace or Sita-har or mukut or some such monument...
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Anganpriya

In classical music the structure of a piece is built upon a theme that usually has a strong central melody which is later varied and repeated and is called a ‘variation’. After the first variation’...

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Kingkhap

Sometime in June, the venerated Cottage Industries held a textile exhibition at the Thyagaraja Hall where only handloom silks and cottons and linen were on display mostly as clothing and related ar...

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Bonophul Hansuli

If chronology were to be the only criteria for an understanding of the evolution of art, this Hansuli would be a neat coda to the wonderfully wild Kaan that preceded it. As a matched set, the chasi...

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Aru-Soma

Amongst us Indians, the reasons for wearing precious jewellery can broadly be stated to be cultural, symbolic, talismanic, to affirm a social position, or for decoration, or to simply make us feel ...

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Nandighosha - My New Home in Your Heart

I’m changing the narrative a little, this time. 

You know how irate Lakshmi is with this whole business of my going and visiting my Aunt while she was sleeping. She thinks it a sly thing...

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Marangoni Minaphul Necklace

This is rare. And by that we don’t just mean the ornament — which is certainly unique in that it’s a near replica of a museum piece — but also the circumstances of its manufacture.

When a cli...

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Kudrati Kanbala Necklace

There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before and yet it feels new but in a strangely familiar kind of way — like someone you meet whom you know you don’t know but who, it somehow seems, you’ve know...

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HilaalKamal

It hasn’t been a week yet since we gave you the Recap post on “Chokers Strung or Set With Pearls” and again we’re presenting one of the same though the ‘sameness’ here is of a different kind. There...

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Latifa-Hydrangea Hansuli

Sometimes we do too much.   

From the form of this hansuli, you’ll recall easily our Grinling Gendaphul from December, 2018 that’s gone on to become something of a legend. The order...

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Gopa

A revival of what used to be a popular style thirty years ago, this tubular amulet necklace owes its second birth to Mrs. Gopa Das Gupta who not only ordered it in the given combination of black an...

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The Juna Mahal Pendant

The Juna Mahal choker of early 2018 vintage has seen great patronage. From it was drawn a pair of pashas in August last year. Much has been said about those, and the legend of a crumbling 13th cent...

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Shuk-Umlakh Guluband

On the night of our marriage I asked of him his umlakh. It wasn’t the silver kind commonly borrowed from bankers and money lenders. This had five beautiful panels in guinea gold, each depicting the...

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Chaahat-Chaniya Necklace

In the brilliant qawwali from Barsaat ki Raat (of 1960) written by Sahir Ludhianvi, as the competition reaches its climactic conclusion, Bharat Bhushan sings :

“Jab jab Krishn ki bansi baaji,...

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TellaJumiki Choker

That the classic can’t be sultry is a sad misconception. Bengali wives in aristocratic homes, at the turn of the century, painting their buttocks with alta as enticement is a case in point. That pe...

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Ramnagarer Shonar Haathi

If “The use of time is fate.” — as the English poet-dramatist George Chapman has claimed, we’ve either wasted time or conquered it in creating this jewel, thus sealing our destiny to be grim or glo...

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Anuradha

The key to great bespoke anything is candid conversation. More so in the case of fine gold jewellery, not only for their enduring value but also because of the character you imbue them with over th...

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Oviya

This isn't a tie-up. It isn't some kind of cross promotion either. But we must, at the outset, credit the Oviya Design Studio in Fremont, California, and its founder Meenakshi Satyavolu Rangachary ...

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Trinayani Kanbala Sita-Har

The Kakoli Necklace of 2014 and Renaissance Sita-Har of 2017 both have variations of the Naksha Kanbala from 2013 as their centrepiece, and the lotiform pashas are included in the ornament too, not...

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Vidita

For more than two years Ms.Vidita Menon's been working as an Audit and Assurance Analyst for Deloitte USI. A post-graduate in Marketing Management from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT),...

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Kinkinee Sita-Har

A doctor is a caring person, the nature of the profession deems that to be unequivocal in the practice of it. But when you have a doctor who's a RabindraSangeet singer (trained by none other than P...

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Nargisa

Iznik ceramics inform this stunning choker where in the traditional square centrepiece we see the local innovation of a fish-scale pattern (referencing the sea) rise up from the two ends and meet i...

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Cycle Chain

A bicycle chain is hardly an inspirational object, unless used as a weapon –– a lash or whip –– by those who deem it be so because they find a certain delight in the machine...

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Tero Parbon

In the wake of India's 74th Independence Day celebrations comes this jewel which, in the spirit of that momentous day, carries upon its robust frame the onus of expressing a freedom that has more t...

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Ladakh

On 5 August 2019, the President of India scrapped Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. This means the state

Subhasree

Five different kinds of virtuoso workmanship. A necklace in three sections held together with hundreds of bichha chains. A form taken beyond the usual by its deconstruction and final reassemblage i...

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Neem Chameli Necklace

The fragrant flowers of the cork-tree bloom during fall and carpet the ground with tiny little stars. Spiritually significant as a symbol of transformation, we gather these four-petalled blossoms a...

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Grinling Gendaphul Hansuli

Just as the Kakoli Necklace (shown here on 22nd November, 2014) is a fine and suitably complex example of reverse customization, so is this, though the resulting ornament is far, far different. Her...

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Debarati

We've known Mrs.Debarati Dutta-Cherukuri for three years now. Facebook brought us together. Or rather, our ornaments on Facebook did. Since then, we've had the occasion to make bespoke jewels for h...

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Tzolkin New Moon Necklace

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...

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Mayurpur Necklace set

The nocturnal garden of love that comes alive with the rains, this necklace celebrates the erotic in chaste guinea gold, the ecstasy of passionate prem-bandhan immortalized in delicate delightful n...

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Magic Butterfly Necklace

Available encrusted with precious stones or in polychromatic enamel, these diaphanous wire-mesh butterflies float on adjustable chains and guarantee that ethereal touch of magic.