What pops into your head when you hear ‘kids’? Diaper rashes, toys, homework, playdates, candies and a whole lot of tantrums! But kids and jewellery? Hardly. You’d think that kids and jewellery are not particularly a good match. And you’d be right too. Kids, as kids should be, are playful and carefree, not particularly good at handling delicate items like jewellery. But think again. Kids, especially little girls, love to play dress-up and it won’t be long before they start taking interest in jewellery and even demanding you buy them their own. Parents from various cultures around the world adorn… View Post

Describing South Indian jewellery as ‘ornate’ would be accurate, but a gross oversimplification of what it really is. To South Indians, jewellery is deeply rooted in every aspect of their life tradition, religion, rituals, ceremonies, weddings, festivals and is perceived as a status symbol, the abundance and display of which is proportional to one’s success in society. South Indian jewellery styles and craftsmanship are traditional, grandiose and distinctive, clearly setting it apart from jewellery styles found in other states of India. Gold plays a central role in South Indian jewellery, followed by diamonds, pearls and kemp stones. Let’s take a… View Post