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Wear a piece of art

The ArtKarat expo of designer jewellery is in town for the fourth time, exhibiting a breathtaking range of exquisite hand-crafted tribal kundan jewellery, designed under the theme ‘Rajaputana’. From simple elegant bangles, bracelets and rings to heavy chokers, necklaces and exclusive pieces of nathnis, hathkadis, kalgis and kaan phools, the expo brings home the sheer opulence of the Rajputs.

Made of silver base and coated with 22 karat gold, studded with semi precious stones and designed with immaculate craftmanships, the jewellery are statement pieces. “Every six months, the jewellery designer Asha Kamal Modi, comes up with a new range and a different theme. Our last collection was based on the theme ‘Parampara’ and earlier it was ‘heirloom’. This time, the designer has chosen the jewellery worn by the Rajput kings and queens,” says Reena Chopra, Business Development Manager of ArtKarat. “For instance, Kalgi is something typical of the Rajputs. It was traditionally worn by the Rajas on their turban or crown and the women used to wear it on the mukut. Likewise, the maang tikkas that are specific to Rajasthan are also an added attraction in the expo.”

A separate collection of earrings features elaborate danglers like the chaandbaalis, the multiple layered jhumkas, kaan phools and simple studs apart from which baajubands, kamarbands and jhumars are also displayed. “These jewels are timeless pieces. The jhumar and kalgis are even used a sari brooches and pins these days. Even though they have the traditional look and feel, it doesn’t mean that they don’t fit the modern style sense,” says Reena. “The response in Madurai has always been good, which is why we have chosen to come back. Over the last expos, we have earned a customer base here. The people here like the idea of buying statement jewellery which is as good as gold in the looks and also pocket-friendly. Our brand stands for the purpose of popularising designer art jewellery as an alternative for gold.”

With over 600 exclusive pieces of jewellery ranging from Rs.2000 to above a lakh, the expo will leave you spoilt for choices. The exhibition is on at UrbanSpice Gallery, K.K.Nagar, till today (March 19), from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 09599283245


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