FLO­RAL MAGIC

Adorn - - OFF THE SHELF - Avail­able at FLORA BHATTACHARY, UK www.florab­hat­tachary.com

Award-win­ning fine jew­eller from Lon­don, Flora Bhattachary pre­sents a lim­ited edi­tion Pushpa (flower) col­lec­tion that was re­cently dis­played at the Bloomin’ Jew­els ex­hi­bi­tion that co­in­cided with the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and Lon­don Craft Week. In­spired by flo­ral pat­terns found in An­glo-In­dian chintz and painted tex­tiles, Pushpa fea­tures strik­ing pave-set rings, earrings and neck­laces with pre­cious carved amethyst, black pearls and rich ru­bies set in 18-karat gold.

Com­ment­ing on the col­lec­tion, Flora says, “I was in­spired by the rich flo­ral pat­terns found on In­dian chintz ex­ported in the 18th cen­tury. These lux­ury fab­rics per­fectly re­flect the story of my fam­ily’s links with the East In­dia Com­pany and the rich his­toric cul­tural, trade and aes­thetic ex­change be­tween In­dia and the UK.” Rang­ing from star-like pat­terns to amethyst flower rings and earrings, the pieces ex­ude the rich colour and dec­o­ra­tion of In­dian tex­tiles.

The hand-carved amethyst is set cen­trally with a fuch­sia ruby in this yel­low gold ring.

The geo­met­ric flo­ral ring in 18-karat yel­low gold fea­tures pave-set ru­bies in star de­sign.

The fluted drop earrings are fash­ioned with hand-carved amethyst drops shel­ter­ing black pea­cock pearls. The ear­ring hooks bear a pave-set ruby de­sign.

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