Tree of Life Earrings
Nearly four years after we showcased the threaded tree of life choker, here are the matched earrings that complete the set. Thatís just in a manner of saying; actually, the earrings are very much a...
Nearly four years after we showcased the threaded tree of life choker, here are the matched earrings that complete the set. Thatís just in a manner of saying; actually, the earrings are very much an independent ornament, capable of creating a bigger sensation when worn without the neckpiece. Try them with an air hostess blouse or a mandarin-collared top, a regulation kameez, or a cashmere turtleneck sweater in winter and watch heads turn when you make your entry. But seriously, these pierced naksha earrings, in 22K vermilion-tinted gold, with their songbirds and vines and flowers (note the pearl-set lotus in the centre) that derive from the plethora of flora and fauna you see in classic Kalamkari, are indeed showstoppers, as much for their design and workmanship as for their form. You need to be able to carry off the length but may also order it in a smaller size if you feel you might just go overboard a bit with this one. Fine jewellery, essentially a corollary of your character, must be made to suit your physiognomy and personality, not vice versa. On this auspicious day of Eid-ud-Zoha, what better way to celebrate the beauty of our syncretic lives than to eternalize it with this wonderful jewel drawn from an art form heavily influenced by Islamic patronage. The multi-coloured gemstones, the hand-chased motifs, the large pearl drop, and the simplified inverted style of the paradisiacal plant all take us to that sublime heaven of our thoughts and feelings where love resides without condition as a virtue intrinsic to our being human. In that, the symbolism of the Tree of Life, when presented as rare fine gold jewellery, becomes us like no other.