A jewel that recognises blessings and celebrates abundance, this exquisitely chased necklace follows the v-shape of the Kukubha Ragini from August, 2017 and also its jora-mayur pendant, though sans...
A jewel that recognises blessings and celebrates abundance, this exquisitely chased necklace follows the v-shape of the Kukubha Ragini from August, 2017 and also its jora-mayur pendant, though sans the double muchkunda-phul drop and, here, in detachable form so that the necklace may be worn without fanfare.
The elements that have gone into its design are disparate but they all come together almost perfectly to bring forth this recherche jewel that will not take too long to become a modern classic.
The ball karai edging on both sides is essential to frame the central panel which, in turn, has two distinct parts : the lower quarter a running motif of ears of paddy, signifying plenty, and the rest covered by a stunning vine, the flowers and foliage of which spread magically and culminate in a single pratul-phul right at the centre of the 'v'. The upper section of the jewel has been directly taken from the border of a nearly hundred-year-old Banarasi saree with minor changes and interpretations to enable its smooth transition from thread to precious metal and to capture in it the spirit of a grandmother who meant the world to us and gave us the irreplaceable love that only a doting Dida, or Dadi, could give.
This necklace celebrates many things but it celebrates family and fortune most. The pierced naksha tells its story well and the 'dhaner shees' speaks of plenty. Together they work their magic and give you this ornament of rare elegance and good fortune in the purest guinea gold.