A central line of chhela topas flanked by chiselled wire telephones which again are flanked by paktar ekkas framed by a pair of slant-cut L-bezels. Each row is separated by a single running paktar....
A central line of chhela topas flanked by chiselled wire telephones which again are flanked by paktar ekkas framed by a pair of slant-cut L-bezels. Each row is separated by a single running paktar. The two-tier jhumkas display identical detailing but the lower (and smaller) one loses the ekka-tar line and fits in well below the larger dome. There can be nothing simpler and more straightforward than the patterning of this flat choor which draws its form from the famous Jhumka-Karas of North India. The double-dome naturally weighs the bangle down so the jhumkas rest beneath the wrist. They’re a little fussy and you need to be careful while putting your hand on the table to eat or your jhumkas might end up dunked in curried rice or dal or whatever exotic dish you’re eating. Similarly, stove-top cooking wearing these is a strict no-no but that’s an unnecessary caution: who’d be scrambling eggs wearing jhumka-kadas, anyway ? That said, an important reason these are featured is for you to be able to see the underside of the choor and notice how immaculate it is. The solders --- plenty, here, because it’s all wire --- can barely be seen and, in fact, in the tradition of dorokha in shawls from Kashmir or as in the brilliant hand-embroidery of the Sisters of Cluny in Pondicherry, the reverse is just as intricate and unblemished as the actual side. But, we're not going to harp on this. It’s only for you to note and remember the quality of workmanship, the neatness of finish, the perfection of details. These are the unseen virtues that set our jewellery apart. In this case, they come together to give you the Nirmala Jhumka-Choor.