Sujatha Suresh

I have loved jewellery from the time I was very young. My memories of Pati, my maternal grandmother,  in the red uncut ruby lotus necklace are myriad - weddings, family functions. Even today when I think of summers with her, the memories are entwined with this gorgeous lotus necklace. My hugging her as I [...]

Closed Setting Diamonds: Only in India

Setting gemstones into gold allows for many options.  You can set a diamond using a claw setting or a prong setting. In India, perhaps unique to the region, South India uses what is called the "closed setting," in which the stone nestles inside a nest of gold. This requires many steps.  Watch [...]

By |2021-07-06T10:06:24+05:30August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Making, Tamilnadu|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Welcome to our Tamilnadu Edition

What can I tell you about Tamilnadu? The land of my birth. Madurai Malli (jasmine), Kumbakonam degree coffee,  Ambur Thalapakatti biriyani, Kanchipuram silk, and the Kaveri delta. The sari-clad matron grudgingly accepts the cellophane-wrapped plastic bag from the jewellery salesman behind the counter. “No calendar?” she asks. This then [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:51:33+05:30June 6th, 2019|Categories: Tamilnadu, Welcome|Tags: , , , , , , |15 Comments
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