It's been twenty-five years this set has been in production, and it's still going strong. And why won't it? We've always harped on the point of best design being that where the details never show b...
It's been twenty-five years this set has been in production, and it's still going strong. And why won't it? We've always harped on the point of best design being that where the details never show but are instead felt. This suite of jewels epitomizes that. Yet, there's barely any great detail work as everything's just kamal chain and half-topa with the neckline sporting a clear, staggered topa arc sandwiched between two chains where the one on top has a ball-ball edging for extra protection against tearing but also to enhance its beauty. That said, the ample cascade of the bib-front culminates in a splash of ball-jhur to each strand and the topas are faceted, all of it making the ornament a dazzling announcement of your arrival at any grand 'evening only' venue for this jewel does not reserve its carriage for smaller dos such as late-tea gatherings or cocktail parties where it might still conversation with its generous spread, screamingly glamorous bearing and wholesome design, not to say anything of its supreme candlepower that'll crush any diamond in sight.
It's a robust ornament, and rather Art Deco influenced. But the cascade of chains also draws from the horseshoe falls of Chitrakote except that we've rotated around the horseshoe shape and made the cascade drop from the convex side. It's the way farriers would hang horseshoes, never with the open end pointing down. And it's for good luck. The muddy waters of the Indravati in mid-monsoon, the magic of Chitrakote, as a brilliant and evocative ornament so rich in its simplicity that it'll easily compare in enchantment to the actual geographical wonder. Crafted with care and patience in hallmarked natural yellow 22K gold, and with matched earrings, a necklace you'll grow to love so much and that effortlessly makes you look so spectacular time and time again that you'll tend to overuse it. Don't. Wear it with the awareness that it's quite unforgettable to the viewer so you'll need to make sure it makes its appearance on you in time sufficient for people to at least not recall it at first shot.