Shiva Lalata Kadgam

When I was born

the family legend goes...

The story gets retold

till it becomes lore.
Filigree necklace
19th-century gold ring

Cake and balloons

in lieu of gold coins

Gold or gems?

which do you like?
Multi-Jewel Pendant
Multi-gem Earrings

Tutti Fruitti type earrings

to match with clothes
The author with her grandmother.

There I sit, wide-eyed and bemused between the two women who have made me who I am.

The author with her mother and grandmother.

Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world.  Just look at yourself.

Maya Angelou

Jewellery has many definitions

what does it mean to you?
The author with her favourite jewellery

My life without jewels would be but a shadow.