CJ Artisan Boutique jewellery blends elegance and luxury in their latest lineup
Chiriankandath Jewellery is a familiar name for most Malayalis. The Thrissur-based brand has over eight decades of history when it comes to delivering quality gold ornaments. CJ Artisan Boutique, a year-old precious jewels outlet that creates bespoke designs with gemstones and diamonds, borrows from this legacy. Spearheaded by young couple Raaga and Paul Chiriankandath, this store features fine accessories made from rare stones from around the world—like the black pearl from Seychelles, Padparadscha sapphire and tourmalines from Sri Lanka, black opal from Australia and zultanite from Turkey. “My husband and I handpick these stones when we travel. The first order was my wedding jewellery, and that shows how personal this brand is to us,” says Raaga. Their new collection, named Amore, features subtle designs in diamonds and special gems.
Sleek like a rock
Amore is all about the love for colourful baguettes. One such simple design has Ethiopian white opal and Russian emerald, a rare and congruous combination. Diamond frameworks adorning valuable stones are characteristic of this collection. A single angel coral in pastel colour on a bed of diamonds is our favourite pick. Instead of round brilliant cut, these solitaires have been groomed more in the Europen style with rose or marquise cuts.“We have made these to suit western wear and black-tie attire,” adds the 26-year-old.
Actor Santhy Balachandran wearing Amore
Old and gold
When it comes to bridging the gap between old and new, CJ Artisan Boutique also does customisation of traditional jewellery with their heirloom collection. “We recently recreated the kashimala with pink sapphire and diamond, designing it to suit the modern woman in a traditional frame,” adds Raaga, talking about how there is always a flair of elegance to these ornaments that need to be preserved. In December this year, the brand will launch its first store in Ernakulam.
Available online. Price varies according to customisation.