Just as, to get away from the heat and humidity of Calcutta, we often take to the hills, there are times when we feel we deserve a holiday from all the heavy-duty stuff by way of our precious gold ...
Just as, to get away from the heat and humidity of Calcutta, we often take to the hills, there are times when we feel we deserve a holiday from all the heavy-duty stuff by way of our precious gold jewellery that, while sustaining the big occasion at hand, still relieves us from the avoirdupois of showpiece ornaments or the splendid significance of great ones, both of which can weigh too much on our minds and bodies if displayed with disciplined consistency such that we become defined by our ornaments and forgotten without them instead of the other way round. This simple necklace is the perfect antidote for any overdosing on jewellery you might be guilty of. It's a stunning reminder of how minimal our needs really are and as well a symbol of the essence of the essential in luxury. There are only four elements : a double and single kamal chain, sat-karai phul studded topas, pradips, and bunches of split bells. These combine in simple rows to create what could be called a thick nupur for the neck with a gentle tinkling of the bells a constant accompaniment to its display and a soothing reminder of the more serene moments we crave for from time to time such as the sound of the santoor against that of a gushing waterfall. In many ways that is what it is, this monastic guinea-gold goyna : The sweet tintinnabulation of dancing anklets heard as a lovingly played instrument with a natural jhora as its backdrop. And because of its minimalistic setting and deliberate detachment, it becomes all the more monumental and timeless and beautiful. Just like you.