ODE TO INDRA

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Cel­e­brat­ing its most iconic mo­tif, the pea­cock, Paris­based Mellerio Joaillier chose to name its new col­lec­tion Indra, one of the most pow­er­ful gods of Hindu mythol­ogy.

Leg­end goes that orig­i­nally male pea­cocks had a grey and brown plumage. One day, a pea­cock saw Indra be­ing chased by de­mon Ra­vana. De­spite be­ing pow­er­ful, the war­rior god was scared and had no place to hide. The bird then spread his long feath­ers be­hind which Indra hid eas­ily, and Ra­vana passed by with­out notic­ing him. Pleased with the bird, Indra asked him for a boon. The pea­cock asked him to give him a colour­ful plumage, and the wish was granted.

The col­lec­tion con­sists of rings, clip earrings, dan­glers and pen­dants dressed with green tour­ma­lines and sap­phires on white gold, and or­ange spes­sar­tite gar­nets, spinels and pink sap­phires on pink gold.

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