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    Birds and flowers come alive in Farah Khan Ali’s statement jewellery, being showcased in the city

    Offering ruby necklaces with bow shaped pendants and chokers with side slashes, Farah Khan Ali’s latest line of fine jewellery comes to the city just in time for the wedding season. Known for her fascination with emeralds, Ali has added more colour this time — from soft sorbet shades to lustrous bright hues—by using precious gemstones like rubellites, amethysts, tanzanites, citrines, and more.
    Besides the collection showcased at India International Jewellery Week 2014, Ali brings an exclusive jewellery range to the city. “I’m coming to Chennai after almost three years (Her last trip was for a jewellery exhibition at Studio Saks). So I’m bringing a lot of pieces in traditional colours of red and green to suit the city audience’s tastes,” Ali says. Inspired by Rajput and Mughal architecture, expect floral cocktail rings, hoops with tassels, charm bracelets in diamonds and pearls, and gold necklaces featuring emerald leaves, besides her signature three-dimensional sculpted animal motifs of snakes, dragons and birds. “That has always been my focus because it’s going to be passed down the  generations. So I try to make sure they are alive and immortal,” says the designer.
    Her favourite is a pair of diamond chandelier earrings, with dangling pear-shaped rubellite drops, that end on top of the ear with two birds kissing each other. We also love the pieces with corals carved in floral and nature motifs. “I think carvings lend an old world charm to jewellery. They also make it unique because it’s almost impossible to replicate carvings,” Ali explains. Calling them ideal for the 25 to 65 age group, Ali says that by next February, she’ll be launching a new line called FK Amore, which will focus on youngsters and everyday-wear.
    Priced from Rs.25,000. Today and tomorrow
    at Evoluzione. Details: 28333627
    — SM


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