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Utpalaam Sinthee-Pati

From the bindi realised as the ‘third eye’ to a lotus mandala crafted with precision, the journey’s taken all of four years.  

In August 2018 we gave you the Sreenanda Sinthee-Pati ...

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A Set of 'Guinea' Studs With Chain, for 'Sambuddha'

A Set of 'Guinea' Studs With Chain, for 'Sambuddha' - Those matrimonial advertisements in newspapers, where the girl's detailed description (including skin colour and height!) used to be given and ...

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Tagdai Titli Tayra

We’re an old hand at this. First, the Madhuja Projapoti Tayra from 2016 and then the PMP Tayra from January last year have been variations of a recherché head ornament based on the classic butterfl...

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Chandramukhi Komor-Bichha

This monumental jewel is as rare of form as it is of design. It's a komor-bichha or kamarpatta that's no less than a Sita-Har and has three key-chains attached to it, the central one fixed in place...

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Bandhan Tickly

Fragmented storylines come together with thrilling effect in this diminutive jewel that's brave in design and fearless as well in its realisation.

The crescentic form derives from a classic...

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Camellia

A sculptor of note came by. He was sent on reference by a connoisseur. The commission was a child's headband, a chaplet, to be made for her upcoming rice ceremony. A brief was given, an idea discus...

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The Charms of Ms.Guha's Bracelet

Ms.Guha doesn't wear jewellery. Her father insists she must. She's long settled in Delhi while he's in Calcutta. From time to time, Ms.Guha's father visits us and makes bespoke guinea-gold jeweller...

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Khopa

Sometimes, the most utilitarian of things can become high art. The basic hair net, in the hands of our expert craftsmen, transforms into a dazzling ornament that decorates and defines the common bo...

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Gulshan

"He who wants the rose must respect the thorn." And so the plainspeak of a Persian proverb tells us much : A relationship of true love is always built on the acceptance of differences and flaws by ...

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Hair Pin

Hand-beaten hair adornment with fifteen mangoes signifying fertility. When rotated, it becomes an elegant necklet that can be paired with coloured beads. Finished in antique polished guinea gold....

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Sreenanda Sinthee-Pati

Made for a bride as renowned for her beauty as her memorable refulgence in the finery of her grand and elegant midsummer marriage, this gracious synecdoche of a hair-ornament plays up the 'third-ey...

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Swapnaloker Chabi

Tagore lamented, "The key to the land of our dreams is lost to the world ......" We say that the keys to the peace and prosperity and to the future of our country remain firmly in our hands. As suc...

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Priyankona Tickly

A tickly usually comes to life at a wedding, mostly for the bride, unless you're from one of the north-western states, in which case there's a cultural tradition of wearing the ornament lifelong, a...

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Moyna Bagan

This is a hair-ornament, placed in the centre of a khopa and may or may not have decorative hairpins in gold surrounding it. Since multi-functionality has gone beyond human beings to cover almost a...

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Atashi Tickly-Pendant

There are times when a design catches our eye in such a way that we want to incorporate it or at least parts of it in something else that may or may not be related to the original. The Baromashi Ka...

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Hashi-Hashi Machh Pendant Brooch

It's a reasonable luxury, writing this to the tempo of Schubert's 'The Trout', but lest that seem a tad affected, we're equally given to crediting Dr.Seuss's 'One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish' ...

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Maya

Amidst a dazzling array of bridal jewellery, one could easily fail to notice a humble tickly, but when worn it completes the shringar of an Indian woman and turns her into a virtual goddess as no o...

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Susmita Mukut-Armlet

In continuation of our series on nicely kitschy fine jewellery, we give you our penultimate piece, a Bowbazar-style mukut that's also a typical Bengali armlet, custom-made for our longtime client, ...

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Madhuja Projapoti Tayra

An ornament meant to hold up the veil worn by a Bengali bride, the tayra is derived by combining the western tiara with a mangtika to make it an exclusive jewel worn like a necklace on the forepart...

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Mayurika Tickly

Derived from one of our distinctive naksha kanbalas, this lovely handcrafted maang-tikka or tickly in Bengali, shaped like the crescent markings on a peacock's feather, has rows of mayurs and gem-s...

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Simran's Wedding Maang Tikka

Forget the Ajna Chakra, forget the union of two souls symbolized by the chakra between the eyebrows ; forget that that's the exact place where the maang tikka rests on the forehead and thus becomes...

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Panjabi'r Botam

The Panjabi'r Botam is dead! Long live the Panjabi'r Botam! That particular item of men's clothing that used to go by the name 'panjabi' has long disappeared. The short, upper-thigh-length kurta, u...

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Amrosaar Tayra

What you see is what you don't : A tayra, tickly, pendant and necklace all rolled into one, this forthright yet elegant jewel is a Convertible piece that not just performs as several ornaments but ...

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