Wist­ful Charm

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kadas, in­clud­ing cabo­chon ruby ban­gles on either side, ban­gles ban­gles, and a sin­gle ban­gle set with oval bezel-set ru­bies

ADORN’s cover girl, Sob­hita Dhuli­pala, ac­tor, model and Miss In­dia Earth, looks ev­ery inch a modern belle in ul­tra cool, crisp and ruf­fled sil­hou­ettes skil­fully co­or­di­nated with hand­crafted gold jew­ellery in­spired by tem­ple art that is brought to life by an­cient crafts. Who says one can’t mix old with the new?

Sul­try Al­lure

The triad of 22-karat gold rings bears stylised flo­ral pat­terns – the mid­dle ring fea­tures a carved flo­ral bezelset emer­ald with a sur­round of ruby and gold petals; the ring on the left show­cases a carved drop-shaped emer­ald set amidst di­a­mond and ruby petals; and the cir­cu­lar ring on the right ex­presses an in­tri­cate flo­ral pat­tern in emer­alds, ru­bies and di­a­monds. Jew­ellery | KARPAGAM JEWELLERS Top | HERA; Flo­ral Brooch | STYLISTS’ OWN

Grace­ful Air

The elab­o­rate ear­rings aug­mented with re­pousse flo­ral work high­light cres­cent-shaped mo­tifs and are stud­ded with emer­alds, ru­bies, di­a­monds and tiny golden bells. The hand­crafted, re­poussed ban­gles with swan mo­tifs har­monise with the ear­rings. Jew­ellery | KARPAGAM JEWELLERS Out­fit | AR­CHANA KOCHHAR

Golden Muse

The hand­crafted neck­lace from the Her­itage Line is mounted in 22-karat yel­low gold and uses rare ru­bies, emer­alds and F colour VVS clar­ity di­a­monds. The de­tail­ing of the neck­lace to­gether with the bril­liance of the gem­stones adds to the grandeur of the piece. Jew­ellery | GAN­JAM Top | SAMEER MADAN

Ef­fort­less Chic

The mag­nif­i­cent hand­crafted neck­lace set with fine ru­bies and di­a­monds fea­tures six cir­cu­lar mo­tifs, each bear­ing a pea­cock. Fo­liar scrolls beau­tify the cen­tral pen­dant fringed with ru­bies and gold beads. The broad hand­crafted ban­gle in gold spot­lights a cir­cu­lar de­sign stud­ded with ru­bies. Jew­ellery | KARPAGAM JEWELLERS Shirt | SHRUTI SANCHETI;

Top | VARUN BAHL

Known for its in­tri­cate de­sign gram­mar, tem­ple jew­ellery in­cludes mo­tifs of deities, na­ture, stars and plan­ets, and mytholo .

Talk Of The Town

The or­nate hand­crafted oval gold ring is worn as a brooch. In­spired by the tem­ples of South In­dia, the re­poussed cum­mer­bund fea­tures a de­ity on a throne with in­tri­cate de­tail­ing of stylised pea­cocks and fo­liar scrolls. Jew­ellery | KARPAGAM JEWELLERS Suit | NIKHIL THAMPI;

Shirt | STYLISTS’ OWN

Pretty Pow­er­ful

The hand­crafted pais­ley neck­lace in 22-karat yel­low gold, from the Her­itage Line, is en­crusted with rare ru­bies, emer­alds, gold beads and F colour VVS clar­ity di­a­monds. The elab­o­rate flo­ral pen­dant forms the cen­tral el­e­ment of the daz­zling piece. Jew­ellery | GAN­JAM Shirt | LA­BEL DE BELLE

Meant to be adorned by gods and god­desses in an­cient times, tem­ple jew­ellery to­day is a grow­ing favourite of modern women.

Cap­ti­vat­ing Beauty

At the heart of this tra­di­tional hand­crafted tem­ple jew­ellery neck­lace in 22-karat gold is the pen­dant with a de­ity, flanked by pais­ley mo­tifs, each pic­tur­ing a god­dess etched in re­pousse work.

Pho­to­graphs TORANJ KAYVON Hair FRANCO VAL­LE­LONGA (Faze Cre­ative Man­age­ment) Make-up AKGUN (Inega Model Man­age­ment) Stylists SHOUNAK AMONKAR & PRANAY JAITLY (Who-Wore-What-When) Model SOB­HITA DHULI­PALA

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