Motijhur Monsoon Jhumkas
You’ll see pearl drops missing the moment you lay your eyes on this three-step jhumka and might think we’ve take...
You’ll see pearl drops missing the moment you lay your eyes on this three-step jhumka and might think we’ve taken to heart the unforgettable 1975 song, ‘Joroar Jhumka Thekey Ekta Moti Khoshey Porechhey’, all too literally in designing the earrings. But this is not a joroa dul, for one, and there aren’t any pearls that have fallen off. It’s just that, while taking the photograph, we weren’t careful in prodding out some of the drops that had entangled in the hangers. But that’s going to happen and you might consider it a sweet romantic pastime (while wearing the jhumkas) to get your husband, lover, paramour, friend – whoever – to free them into an even fringe, testing his patience, yes, but more than that his ardour towards you, for there’s nothing that can come between a passionate woman and a caring man which a temperamental little jhumka cannot resolve.
The ball and tip-tip pasha has a pearl in the centre and the pradip-ball umbrella contrarily rains down thick rings of strung motis that taper to a polished ball-karai drop. It’s a very unusual monsoon, where the chhata gathers rather than keeps out the brishti of pearls. For certain, it’s a season drenched with the possibility of love in ways more picturesque than most. We must make use of it. This charming jhumka, with its built-in excuse for an amorous adventure, is a bright and elegant beginning.