On a typical evening, I sat on a comfortable couch and started sifting through a magazine when my son, Bala rushed into the living room carrying a number of pamphlets and sat next to me. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
Chokers are a type of necklace which comprise of a metal string (often gold) which would circle around a woman’s neck closely and latch at the back of the neck. The origin of chokers dates back to the Sumerian and Mesopotamian Era. From ancient Egypt, on the necks of queens to Europe, adorning the queens long before the French revolution, to various tribes of Africa, coiling around the women’s long necks, chokers can be found in abundance in our history books. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
Christmas is the most joyous celebration of Christians around the globe. It is rejoiced to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The festivities for this festival begin several weeks in advance. People hang ornate glowing stars in their front porches, scores of people from little kids to old people sing carols through the night and prepare their houses in anticipation for Christmas and people save up money to buy beautiful and thoughtful gifts for their near and dear. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
Jewellery has always been a major part in our lifestyle. Right from the exhibits from the Indus Valley Civilisations to the paintings in the Ajanta caves to the latest excavations from the Vijayanagara Empire, our love for jewellery and the creativity and labour manifested in it has always been showcased with utmost grandeur and great importance. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
A piece of jewellery may represent not only investment and pride but also luxury and extravagance. There is an entire section of the jewellery industry to accommodate the needs of the latter. ‘Designer’ jewellery focuses on the purity of the metal or stone used to make the jewellery as well as the exclusivity in each and every piece produced. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
The 21st century has brought in a lot of changes including the love for the ‘King of all metals’ among us, Indians. Platinum jewelleries have been popular ever since. Being the rarest metal on the face of the earth, owning platinum jewellery has given its owners a sense of exclusivity and importance since its inception. Read MorePosted on Nov 23, 2020
The climax of any Hindu wedding ceremony is the process of “tying the knot”. The priest invokes the blessings of the Almighty by chanting several mantras and hands over the sacred thread to the groom. Everyone’s attention is focused on the bride and groom and the air is crisp with tension. The bride is anxious and overwhelmed with emotions. Read MorePosted on Nov 19, 2020
The thirteenth lunar day on the Karthik month of the Hindu calendar is called Dhanteras. “Dhan” means wealth and “Theras” meaning the 13th day. It is celebrated two days before Lakshmi Puja, the main event. There are several stories about the birth of this festival. Some say it the day to worship Goddess Lakshmi and some say that it is the day to pay the respects to Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurvedha. One well-known story goes as follows Read MorePosted on Nov 05, 2020
The joy of a precious little baby trying to balance the hands and knees and crawl away in express speed knows no bounds. The sweet music-like sound of the kid’s laughter is also accompanied by the soft tinkling of the little silver bells strung around the child’s ankles. Assuming that the sound is following him/her, the child looks back and laughs playfully while working the hands and knees with expertise trying to outrun the sound of the bells. Such is the beautiful innocence of God’s finest creation. Read MorePosted on Nov 05, 2020
The beauty of a diverse nation like India lies in the unique ways people from different regions celebrate the same festival. The festival of Navaratri is a classic example to showcase this. While in the north it reminds one of Garba and Durga Pujao in the east, each of the southern states has very different rituals to celebrate this festival. But the crux of all these celebrations is the same: the triumph of good over evil. Read MorePosted on Sept 28, 2020
The festival of Navaratri (translated as nine nights) is celebrated in autumn across India. During the months of September and October, when the kids are excited about the completion of their term examinations and overjoyed about the holidays, when aromatic mouth-watering dishes are prepared by women bubbling with excitement, when youngsters join dance classes to flaunt their graceful moves during the Garba, the air becomes taut with the Navaratri fervour. Read MorePosted on Sept 28, 2020
Durga Puja ( Durga Pujao ) is a Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in north-eastern India. The Navaratri fever is prevalent in the regions of Bengal , Assam and other north eastern states of India as the Durga Pujao. This festival is celebrated to rejoice the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. Read MorePosted on Sept 28, 2020
Diwali is an Indian festival that is celebrated worldwide. As in any festival, there is a contrast in the manner of celebrating Diwali across north and south India. In south India, the lore for the birth of this festival is as follows. There was once a demon named Narakasura who was the son of Bhoomidevi (mother Earth). Read MorePosted on Sept 28, 2020
The South Indian state of Kerala is known for many things. It reminds us of the luscious green carpets of tea gardens, the beguiling beaches lined with tall coconut trees, lip smacking delicacies and the warm hearted people. The tradition and festivals of this state mirrors the same. The most famous festival of Kerala , which is celebrated all around the world, is Onam. Read MorePosted on Sept 17, 2020
The South Indian state of Kerala is known for many things. It reminds us of the luscious green carpets of tea gardens, the beguiling beaches lined with tall coconut trees, lip smacking delicacies and the warm hearted people. The tradition and festivals of this state mirrors the same. The most famous festival of Kerala , which is celebrated all around the world, is Onam. Read MorePosted on Aug 13, 2020
It’s the month of August; the air in my house has already started buzzing with the excitement for Rakshabandhan. My father is scuttling around trying to master technology, in order to send gifts to his sisters; delicious aroma of sweets and snacks prepared by the skilled hands of my mother, is wafting from the kitchen, making my stomach growl with hunger; my two sisters have a spring in their step as they know their gifts are safely hidden around the house. Read MorePosted on Aug 10, 2020
Kerala is a region that is associated with gold since ages. Kerala and gold go hand in hand to a point of being stereotyped for the same. For a land that is rich in culture and tradition, this state has its fair share to contribute to the world of jewellery designs. Unlike other regions, Kerala concentrates more over gold jewels than other varieties. Read MorePosted on Aug 10, 2020
Festivals form the crux of Indian culture and tradition. There are over 30 grand festivals celebrated across the nation. Each festival has great significance with respect to religion, terrain and season. Indian festivals bring us the image of vibrancy, happiness and heaps of lip smacking delicacies. While some are celebrated worldwide, there are many festivals that are rejoiced in the confines of states or even wee little hamlets. One such festival is Pongal, celebrated in Tamilnadu during the first 3 days of the Tamil month "Thai" which falls in mid-January. Read MorePosted on July 18, 2020
Gold is one of the rarest items that can be deemed a luxury as well as a necessity. From ancient literature to history books to daily newspapers, gold has its presence marked in all of it. Especially in an Indian household, it is revered so much that some people buy gold only during the auspicious time of the day. During festivals it is considered to be sacred to worship the gold in the house, as it is the symbol of prosperity. What makes the glamour for gold last over centuries with its glory not diminishing, much like its lustrous appearance? Read MorePosted on July 18, 2020
The evening twilight lit up the entire courtyard with an enthralling shade of orange. Too many things were happening, it just feels surreal. Seemed only yesterday I was teaching her to ride her bicycle on these very grounds. Her little voice screeching “Appa, keep holding the cycle, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!” is still echoing in my head. A bittersweet smile crosses my face. Read MorePosted on July 18, 2020
The engagement is a highly momentous occasion of a couple's life, where two people commit to staying together forever. The physical symbol of this beautiful moment is an engagement ring!
However, finding a ring is never easy. If one doesn't purchase jewellery often, they may not be very knowledgeable on buying the right piece, and there are several options on the market! How does one decide what type of ring to pick up? Read MorePosted on December 15, 2017
Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and every bride wants dazzle on this day. It’s the moment of “I do”. The moment when your fate is sealed with another.
Jewellery is an important facet, adding the much-needed panache to your attire. The ornaments that you select will add to your aura, glow and overall look. Read MorePosted on December 15, 2017
Selecting jewellery for the office can be challenging. You don’t want to go over the top and at the same time, jewellery adds personality to your entire office look.
The critical fact to keep in mind while selecting office jewellery is your environment. You are a professional working woman and you need to ensure that the focus is on your job. However, the jewellery that you select will surely make a difference to your overall aura. Read MorePosted on December 15, 2017
Jewellery design is continually evolving with time. While some pieces stay forever eternal and classic, others adapt to modern tastes of the generation. Jewellery is increasingly becoming more personalized. Wearers now opt for pieces that stand out and give them an edge. Read MorePosted on December 15, 2017
Everyone’s jewellery requires care and the occasional clean-up. There is no point investing your money in fine jewellery if it ends up looking lacklustre after a while. Caring for jewellery is as important as purchasing the right pieces.
Every piece needs a right amount of care and attention. If you are not aware of the best tips to care and clean your jewellery, we are here to help. Read MorePosted on December 15, 2017