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Sridisha

Made in the tradition of those massive currency bracelets of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, this cuff, though very new, follows in the steps of the early-18th century West African model in its form ...

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Pushpa-Tori

It’s at rest now, its keel facing the sun, on the shores of a life the past of which weighs greater, much greater, than its future.

We’ve brought together flowers of all kinds, from different...

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The Anganpriya Choor and The Vishoka Choor

We aren't going to go into great detail about the crafting of these cuffs because they're both matched to sets you've seen very recently where the workmanship has been described in detail. The Anga...

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Lokkho-Tara Bala

The Lokkho-Tara bala is eons old and not in the least old as well. Classic jewellery never ages ; with time they become timeless and the virtues they’re born with become intrinsic to their characte...

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Rajrupa

When you're designing for a fiercely disciplined young CA professional (she's with ITC Limited) whose leanings towards 'sabeki' goyna is reflected in her love for all things classic, and when you'r...

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Grinling Gendaphul Choor

The double blossoms aren't graduated in this ornate cuff that's designed to match the Grinling Gendaphul Hansuli of December 2018 vintage because they needn't be — the choor doesn't taper.

Th...

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Champlevé-Enamelled Love Bangles

The most valued minakari work of our country deservingly comes from Jaipur. And unbelievably beautiful as it may be, imagine such art on the back of ornaments the ‘right side’ of which have traditi...

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Bahari Lohas

Wear these lohas if you’re happily married or think you’re soon going to be happily married. Or if you’re happily divorced or separated or widowed. Or if you’re going to firmly remain single. Or li...

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The Kili Josiyam Ring Incident

As reported in the Brighton Herald of 24th April, 1952 :  

The Kili Josiyam Ring Incident. 
A Tamil gentleman by the name of Bhagaba...

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Phuleswar

From my home to Freedom Park
is just that many miles of an epic
journey I make everyday to
<...

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Neat' Rope Ruli

 Zoom in. Enlarge it. Look closely at the valleys between the strands. What you'll find makes all the difference between a regular screw-pak bala and our this ruli in which precision naksha re...

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Chuno-Puti Kankan

Which Bengali doesn't fancy puti-maachh in Spring, though there are those who'll swear by the gravid little things through the rainy months of July to September, usually deep-fried. A year-round fa...

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Ruitan-er Tekka Mantasha

The right term for this kind of jewel used to be "pin-choor" because the chains would be fastened at the back to a regular hinge, one set to the 'pin' or 'screw pyench' and the other to the threade...

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Sahasra Sujata Cuff Bracelet

The end of yet another year is nigh and while contemplating the disappearance of time in a time of catastrophe, we must leave you, as a fitting finale to a flagitious year, an ornament not to remem...

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The Romantic Kadamphul Ruli

Those hell bent on obliterating the past to build a future are fools. You don’t need to wipe out what has come before to create something, or anything, new. In fact, you can’t. The sum and substanc...

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Matching/Swadhin Madhusree Choor

When commissioned to make a choor matched to an iconic necklace, all the elements of the latter may not be included in the handswear. There's a clear reasoning for this : while completing the parur...

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Thokai Ghuri Kankan

Thirty years, almost. That’s how old the die is from which the distinct quadrilaterals of this kankan have been struck. In truth, the patterned iron punch from which the die is made must be much ol...

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Keka's Star Beloari Choori


The Beloari choori reappears four years after we last showcased them to you, but in a new 'old' guise. In fact the set we'd posted in November 2017 was a wider version of the actual bangles tha...

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Banamala Ruli

"Ma Basant ayo sakhi

Sab ban amva boran lage, bolan lage koyaliya

Sab ragini shringar kar ayi, nayak ko man bas

karveko

Ramdas man bhayo re.

" Spring has com...

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Shikarghar Bala

Murder, however regal it may be, has never been an inspiration for jewellery, at least not for the kind we make. That's not to say a royal hunt is a random act of slaughter; there surely is somethi...

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Gajredar Pushpa Bala

Stolen from the archive of Victoria and Albert Museum this is actually a gajredar silver anklet from Maharashtra, dating from the early twentieth century. True, we have copied the design in toto, b...

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Darjeeling

We Bengalis are justifiably proud of our Darjeeling, even though she came to us only in 1935, and that too via Nepal, Sikkim and Bihar. In truth, its famous sobriquet, Queen of the Hills, does make...

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Mayurpur Choor

Not all ornaments are made with a clear purpose ; and,in our case, most aren't ; except that they have to be of universal beauty and must hold within them a simple narrative, or at least embody an ...

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Vallam Kalli Adhai-Pyanch Bala

There are two kinds of enamelling and some intricate granulation on this piece, the quality and cleanness of both of which is why it seems so different and attractive a bracelet when it really is a...

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Riddhima Bajuband

Adapted from our ever-popular Addigai necklace, this grand armlet also doubles up as a choker. You'll recognise the zig-zag thokai pieces strung in a row using thick v-chains, only this time there ...

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ChoraMayur Bauti

In the court of the great and mighty King of Takalok arrived an unassuming and beleaguered embroiderer who was meek and small but well-known around town for his skills and original designs. He woul...

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Joroa Padmini Bala

Every bit a jewel that might have been made in 1930s Calcutta and quite astonishing in its likeness to the design on page 74 of the M.B.Sirkar catalogue dating from almost ninety years ago, this re...

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Nishi Prem

If there is such a thing as responsible romanticism or functional beauty or, for that matter, ecstatic elegance, it's likely y...

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Debahuti Armlet

Can a jewel really be you when you are the real jewel ? How many times we ask ourselves this question(!) when we meet you authentic lovers of fine jewellery, first on Facebook and then face-to-face...

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Madhumanjari Ruli

An extraordinary rendering, in antique guinea gold, of an enchanting plant whose fragrant white flowers perfume the Bengal monsoon. The pearls represent the madhumanjari and a single red ruby hides...

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Dhaaner Sheesh Bala

A slice of the rich, variegated landscape of Bengal in early winter finds its place in an interpretative way in this charming handcrafted guinea-gold bala where the half-naksha half-plain idiom is ...

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