Born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, the royal lady prefers to balance the aesthetic act by picking jewels that evoke memories of colonial India and personifies the fusion of the east and west. Walking the aristocratic path, the jewels of her liking are crafted with uncut diamonds, chunky emeralds peppered with pearls, and gemstones. The collection is conjured by SYMETREE, a couture design house based in Jaipur famous for its mastery in unique crown settings, etching and repoussé techniques. ADORN invited Prem & Khusboo of KHEM, New Delhi, to create stunning outfits for the equally befitting jewellery that is worth obsessing over.
POWER OF PLENTY
It is truly said that jewels are not just meant for special occasions. She believes in living every moment like a princess. donning a shimmering sheeting flared maxi dress, she picks out a royal rajputana paunchi bracelet carpeted with flat and single-cut diamonds and gold. The diva then chooses to adorn her fingers with a fleet of statement rings – the flat almas-e-nizam silver and gold ring (top) tessellated with flat single-cut diamonds topped with a gleaming crown of large diamonds. The asaf jah cocktail ring (right) decorated with Deccan filigree work has a broader band set with flat diamonds and a filigreed gold under grid that supports a diamond-set floret. The durbaar solitaire ring (below) stands out with a thin silver and gold band dotted with tiny diamonds, and a luminescent circlet of rose-cut diamonds.
She loves to be in the spotlight, doesn’t she? She picks on a deep, dark blue range of jewels for this after-eight soiree. A playful Edwardian bracelet fabricated with carved lapis lazuli is strung together with gleaming yellow gold links that are touched up with white enamel. Her highness desires to wear yet another stretchable cuff patterned with peacock-blue lapis lazuli edged with flat-cut diamonds. The hexagonal earrings enhanced with peacock-blue and red enamel terminate with carved lapis drops. The electrifying and energetic accessories blend well with the hybrid matrix “spine” dress.
This style maven seen in a sunflower floral waterfall dress goes for emerald, the time-honoured gemstone that is associated with nobility. But hold on, she chooses to write her own fashion rules by picking on the carved variety of emeralds that are imperial yet cutting-edge. Check out her Durbaar ring (top) with a whopping 165-carat emerald held with long gold posts highlighted with diamonds. The flat repousse ring topped with a carved emerald sits on a bed of framed gold and diamonds, and its silver shanks are highlighted with a pop of gold. The geometric Shekhawati jadau earrings are set with a diamond and gold central motif that is flanked by claw-set carved emeralds of the same shape.
GODDESS OF GRACE
She is the modern-day czarina who sure knows how to grab eyeballs. Wearing a Greek goddess drape saree, she veers towards a nattier avatar donning a broad bracelet configured with slices of bezel-set mother-of-pearl punctuated with diamond grids. The retro Byzantine earrings with diamond grid posts and similar endings hold four rows of gold textured plates with flat-cut diamonds playing hopscotch. She completes her look with a solitaire ring in gold showing off a flourish of repousse work and a crown of flat-cut diamonds.
LACED WITH LUXURY
The lady in the swirling sheeting dress gives a new spin to lace and paisley motifs as she sets her heart on these suave diamond-set cut-work hoops that are suspended with flat gold mesh ribbons with diamond-set paisley posts. Coupling fashion with folklore forms, she picks two spectacular open cuffs – a beehive open cuff in silver populated with diamonds and a silver cuff decorated with paisley patterns studded with diamonds and finished with a gold border.
BLACK ‘N GOLD GAL
Wearing a twisted tape textured dress, she brings in the new-age heritage look with an artistic flair. Her ears are adorned with black onyx ear studs framed with yellow gold peacock feathers on one side and rimmed with diamonds on the other. Matching the mood is the paisley cuff in gold and single-cut diamonds, a retro flat diamond onyx and gold ring, and a half- open gold bud ring set with silver, gold and diamonds.