'The Naksha Kanbala' In the halcyon days of the Bengali Zamindars, these elegant guinea gold Kanbalas would have been de rigueur for the ladies of the house. Today, however, they’ve become a precious rarity. Made by a line of all but extinct master artisans, these immaculately hand-chased, hand-crafted beauties give an altogether different spin to the word ‘earrings’ and are guaranteed ‘show-stoppers’ everywhere.
Sankhamuthi Har The poisonous banded krait, or Sakhamuthi, finds expression in 22K gold. The polychrome flowers reference the bright colours of the snake and, though voluminous, the ornament is actually very light. Wear with care - it bites.
Bazaarer Farda Necklace / Mandiwali Hansuli Freshwater fish, natural fruits, organic vegetables ----- so precious in today's age of rampant adulteration that we decided to immortalize them in gold. Look carefully : you'll find grapes, mangoes, parwal, chillies, fish, melons, onions, brinjals and a host of other things, a veritable kacha bazaar or mandi in the purest of pure 22K hallmarked gold.
This v~shaped belt necklace with a traditional butta, or jhumka, as the centrepiece, is defined by its formidability. The usual Tamil pomp and typical Bengali restraint marry to create a glitzy, showy ornament that cleverly hides its light weight and even lighter demeanour behind a facade of superlative craftsmanship and deftly placed elements. With matched earrings, all in copper~tinted 22K gold ; and a row of set pearls for added spice.