Sri Durga Thokai Kanbalas
If it's the more plebeian among jewels that you're after either for reasons of appropriateness to gift someone whose tastes may be distinctly provincial (read that as 'gainya' in Bengali) or becaus...
If it's the more plebeian among jewels that you're after either for reasons of appropriateness to gift someone whose tastes may be distinctly provincial (read that as 'gainya' in Bengali) or because you love that bordering-on-Bakrahat kind of look which just might start a world fashion trend, look no further : Flip the pages of the legendary Sri Durga catalogue and you'll come across several versions of these thokai kanbalas; choose any you want and let us tweak them for you so that they're still hick, but edgier and more stylishly so.
Hand struck and finished in typically shiny 22K gold (available in black antique and copper-tinted polishes as well), you'll find the kanbala on top, sporting a makar mukh and low-relief patterns, hung on a glossy topa-karai pasha with fluted teardrops dangling below while the other earring has a joda-mayur and florals to go with the decorative peacock tops and a full-fledged miniature jhumka on each.
These carefree kanbalas are light and easy to wear and though they may not compare to our characteristic naksha varieties, there is something in them that gives both pairs reasonable currency as fine jewellery.
Now, you decide, wearing these earrings, whether you're the Miss.Belghoria type or Madanpur-marka or just a proud Indian lady whose eclectic tastes cover precious gold jewels with a very definitive 24-Parganas chic.