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Mogori Rose Fringe Earrings

When you're commissioned danglers — as part of a bridal parure — that can't be a jhumka, or kanbala, or jhapta earring, what do you do? You invent, of course, and reimagine a classic form suited to...

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Pushpa Piyali Pancharatna Kanbala

It’s a stochastic process, the making of a wildflower wreath. This one’s no different. We simply chose a bacciferous vine, tough but pliable, and twined around it leaves and flowers with abandon. B...

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Light Bright Jhumkas — The Nilavilakku and Ball Bali Jhumka

A lady a few days ago, on this page, praised our designs but also conveyed the fact that all our jewellery was 'heavy' and thus could not be afforded by most. It's a perception, but not one that's ...

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'O Tiya!' Kanbala

Just about a fortnight ago we gave you the ‘O Tiya!’ Sita-har. This is the matched Kanbala to it. But as Lalu Prasad Shaw's ‘Bibi’ often does in his paintings —— for which he’s so well known and wh...

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Namrata

Our jewellery is never about us. They're always all about you. They have to be. Unless they perform the task of making evident your inner beauty, they fail in their core purpose of creation and end...

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Sweta-Nandighosha Earrings

We never got around to telling you this. Our Nandighosha has made America its home. Not long after ulto-rath, it found in Mrs.Sweta Chakrabarti- a patr...

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Sutapa'r Pakhiralay Kanbala

There's reason to go bespoke with your precious jewellery if you're of the bent of mind of Mrs.Sutapa Dutta or possess a heart as unreasonably generous as hers. 

Considering these kanbal...

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Joonjhulana Kaaner Dul

A pierced naksha crescentic swing held by gote-ball vines gently rocks from a curvy foliate bracket with a solitary godhuligopal flower on it –– the same that inhabits the falcate moon jhulana but ...

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GulBitan Jhumka-Pasha

Classic ornaments have a habit of transmogrifying into jewels that inevitably turn out a further classic of no less individuality and pulchritude when the former is customized either by incorporati...

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Aranyakanak

There was a time, remember, when we were all renaissance people, independent of thought and action; when we didn’t subvert our freedom to State or to society or even family if it were one where ort...

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Anushka

It’s daunting – even thinking about designing something … anything … for someone who’s a masters degree holder in strategic design and management from none other than the legendary Parsons School o...

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Riti's Kanbala

 In memory of her beloved Dida.
This isn’t our design. It’s a grandmother’s gift of a cherished pendant to her favourite ‘natini’ that we’ve replica...

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Maitreyee Mukto Kanbala

So much has been written about the jhumka in Bengali music that one wonders whether any other form of ornamentation of the ear might even deserve consideration in the lyrics of popular Indian songs...

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Peacock Palatak Jhapta Earring

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
This is intended to be a Spot the Difference puzzle for you since you know our handcrafted ornaments well and have been further famil...

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Shuk-Umlakh Earrings

Sometimes I wear these earrings on their own ; not with the guluband. When he's on a campaign far away and I have no reason to wear a necklace to bed, I let the presence of his absence distill itse...

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Radhika Kaan Jhumka

"Radhe! Firmly reject this shrewd son of the king of Vraja, O immoral girl! Listen! Don't be weak! I'm saying it for Your own good. Don't submit to Him!"

Such advice from her loyal sakhi Lali...

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Sampanna

In August last year when we released the Gulistan Choker there weren't any matching earrings to it. It's heartening to know then that when at last a pair was made, it was a pasha and not a dangler ...

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Ramnagarer Shonar Haathi Earrings

The Ramnagarer Shonar Haathi Sita-Har, the one we opened the year with, finds its companion piece at last in these earrings. The necklace took fourteen months in manufacture; this, sixty days more....

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Surya ‘Tarkulia’ Jhumka

After that barrage of recaps during the Dhanteras–Diwali period, a return to sanity warrants an ornament small but significant. Here’s a jewel modelled on the traditional ‘tarkulia’ surya-motif sil...

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Paisley Pillsbury Lahari Kanbala

More than five years after we’d featured the Pillsbury Necklace on this page, comes this pair of matched earrings in the form of lahari kanbalas.

This time it’s in season. The necklace was “o...

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Biophilic Butterfly Kanbala

Often enough we’re asked to design to match an accessory to a main ornament and sometimes, though rarely, the other way round as well. In both cases it’s important to study the ornament with which ...

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Mili Mary Kaan-Jhumka

A Loreto girl, Mili Mary D’Cruze was destined to lead. There wasn’t any ‘climbing the corporate ladder’ for her because she made certain she started at the top, as an administrative officer in a bl...

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Juna Mahal Kan-Pasha

More than three-and-a-half years after the Juna Mahal choker was presented to you here, come these rather reserved, matched pashas with two pairs of passionate parakeets again spi...

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Helen

It's a challenge making an ornament from an ornament in a photograph from a printed magazine or its digital version, even it's someone as legendary as Madhuri Dixit wearing it, and especially becau...

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Sraboni Earrings

The indescribably beautiful matched earrings to the Sraboni choker of January, 2017 and Kukubha Ragini Necklace from August of the same year, this exotic jewel deserves a separate article on it see...

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Navina Naksha Dul

“A legendary matriarch of the House of Naksha is reborn as a beautiful young girl, hand-wrought in pure guinea gold using techniques and instruments of trade more than a century old, and care...

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Zakhm-i-Gul

Great beauty at times comes from a heavy heart. Flowers, in whatever form, have a habit of sharing our joys and sorrows, and the rose among them foremost in presenting itself in life and in death w...

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Anisha

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short term weapon." --- Tom Stoppard

 

We don't know about the short term bit but, for ...

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Princess Kaninika Earrings

The companion piece to the Princess Kaninika necklace, showcased here right after Poila Baisakh, these earrings in precious naboratna have been made to match the har, certainly, but designed in a m...

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Tota Pakhi Kaan-Jhumka

"Aata gachhe Tota Pakhi Dalim gaachhe Mou Eto daki tobu katha Kou na keno Bou?" Jogindranath Sarkar's lovable rhyme for children, well known to lots of pre-internet Bengalis who've encountered many...

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Naksha Kanbala

In the halcyon days of the Bengali Zamindars, these elegant guinea gold Kanbalas would have been de rigueur for the ladies of the house. Today, however, they’ve become a precious rarity.
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Mayurpur Earring

A four-step jhapta style pure 22K gold earring that's matched to the Mayurpur Necklace but is quite capable of carrying the evening all by itself. The riveting centerpiece of the har is repeated he...

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