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Cooling off with crystals

The icy blue of a crystal is enough to take one’s mind off the heat, into a day dream of gushing waterfalls and turquoise beaches. Studio Tara, a jewellery boutique in Alwarpet, introduces its new collection as a tribute to and a respite from summer.

Cool Crystals is a collection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. “This summer we wanted to do something to counter the heat,” says Bharathi Raviprakash, the owner. “Pearls, corals and crystals bring about a sense of coolness. The closest thing to ice is natural crystal and it’s the most abundantly found natural gemstone in the world. Hence, the theme.”

Also a part of the collection is a bracelet made in gold with detailed filigree work, diamonds, along with a cushion-cut Zambian emerald at the centre on a slab of crystal, enhanced with pearls on the side and twisted pearl strands for the wristband. Star-shaped earrings that have frosted crystal and diamonds are also on display. Inspired by the pyramid is a crystal pendant with white gold and diamonds embedded in it. “Each collection we introduce takes about three months to design and manufacture. These products are trendy with intrinsic design values. They can be worn anywhere, for any occasion,” says Bharathi.

There are also earrings shaped like lightening bolts, made of white gold and embedded with diamonds. Among the neck pieces is the Spatikam Navaratna Mala, set in gold with crystal beads, nine precious stones, sea gold pearls and un-cut diamonds. “Crystals are auspicious stones, especially for Hindus and so, this piece that is a contemporary take on tradition,” says Bharathi.

The collection is priced Rs. 60,000 upwards and is available at Studio Tara, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet.


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