The Indian spectrum

spans a stunning range of jewellery

From black beads to conch shells

Consider the ornaments available in India

Amulets and Ornaments

Gold tiger claw necklace.

Dangling nose rings in gold and silver

Flowers on arms

The list continues

Bespoke luxury

customized to person and occasion

A mangalsutra in India is a sacrosanct symbol of marriage. The same goes for toe rings and nose rings.  

The film Bajirao Mastani brought the beautiful jewellery of the Peshwas into soft focus.

Not too many Maharashtrian women I know wear the nath, the beautiful nose ring.  But they should. They own it after all. 

Often, a bride was blessed by the jewellery she wore:

“May your nath be ever present,” “May your mangalsutra outlast you.”

Parts of this article were first published in Mint Lounge