It's perfect, this be named 'Breadbasket', for the radiantly golden glow of the citrine within gives off the wondrous energy of a glittering loaf, freshly baked and served, late winter, and blessed...
It's perfect, this be named 'Breadbasket', for the radiantly golden glow of the citrine within gives off the wondrous energy of a glittering loaf, freshly baked and served, late winter, and blessed with the warmth of a kindly sun.
No less than thirty-eight guinea gold 'sticks' make-up the oval 'basket' in which the gemstone rests, caressed and protected as would a new born be in her crib.The brief was to design a 'dharoner angti' which should be anything but ------ one that'd be a recherché jewel with all the functions of an astral gem (that must touch the skin; refract as much light as possible; be secure) encrusted ring intact. Here, the collet has been made using concentric bands to the sides of which the 'sticks' are soldered. The latter rise straight up and, when the stone's dropped into the 'basket', become prongs as they're pressed from the top onto the table of the citrine. The effect is much as that of a neat bamboo fence without the nodes.
The band is plain, slightly tapered and contoured to take any heaviness out of it and also for ease of wear, and then buffed to a high gloss. At the collet, the jointing is filed down and narrowed to attach to the 'sticks', making the 'basket' seem independent of the band; and the overall appearance is one of haute design. A regulation 'dharoner angti' would mean a nondescript cover-set affair sitting on your fingers, drab and unnoticed, while this one leans more towards an attractive cocktail ring, albeit one whose sophistication lies in its simplicity.
Made for and owned by the elegant, erudite and enchanting Mrs.Gopali Chakraborti-Ghosh, the ring was commissioned by her and handcrafted with great care by an expert diamond jewellery artisan who took it upon himself to first get the arrangement right in scale and spatial terms and then, after due approval, complete the ring. Needless to say, it didn't make the cut first time and had to be re-done. Still, considering the skill-set we were working with, it wasn't a long wait for the desired outcome. The result is for you to see.
Never conform to your ornaments. You must love them to wear them. Make them to suit your character and personality and taste. They are, after all, you. Even a 'dharoner angti' can be raised to be a jewel of universal artistic appeal. It's the collaboration between you and us that can make such art possible.
Mrs.Gopali Chakraborti-Ghosh, who's a connoisseur of all things beautiful and the most avid collector of sublime thoughts, loved her ring. And it's she who fondly named it 'Breadbasket'.