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?
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
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
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
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 .
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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
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.
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.