The spirit of Old Delhi recaptured in Lai’s latest festive jewellery collection
Lai, an India-California based jewellery label with a contemporary viewpoint on design rooted in world heritage and craft skills, has come up with their latest festive collection, Old Delhi
Handcrafted at their Jaipur workshop in sterling silver, with gold and/or black rhodium plating, each piece exudes sophistication and charm.
The collection has been inspired by a walk around the bazaars (markets) in Old Delhi.
"I have tried to incorporate the architectural details, the distinct iconography of the 17th century in my designs. My grandfather moved to Old Delhi, in Delhi-6 from Mathura, in 1939, looking for a new beginning with his newly wedded wife and set up a house, where we lived till 1984. The collection is more nostalgia driven with my own childhood memories and the stories I kept hearing till much later,” says Puja Bhargava Kamath, founder and creative head, Lai.
The collection is sure to appeal to the memory collectors, the wanderlusts and the experimenters scouting for timeless design stories in jewellery, comprising 23 unique designs in form of earrings, rings and necklaces.
“Part familiar, part exotic, we've also used 'chakshu' (deity's eye), replicas of Mughal 'asharfi' and ghungroos in this collection,” adds Puja.
Price: Rs 2,500 onward