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    Esha Bagla craftsA�timeless travelA�friendly jewellery

    A trained gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, Esha Baglaa��s jewellery is just that bit edgy. Her traditional Indian influence comes out strongly in her statement cuffs, neckpieces, rings, earrings and even waist bands in a mix of silver and metal alloy that are then gold-plated (except for fashion jewellery). She has worked with the likes of James de Givenchy a�� celebrity designer in New York, jewellery designer Janis Savitt, and at Henri Bendel in New York. a�?Ia��ve always been interested in design, art, fashion, accessories, indie films and dance. And jewellery was a natural transition for me,a�? she shares.

    Looking forward
    Bagla uses uncommon precious and semi-precious stones like labradorite, rose quartz, amethyst, citrines and rubies to create pieces that cater to the globe-trotting Indian woman. Elaborate and dressy, these pieces are ideal for destination weddings a�� from where Bagla drew her inspiration. Her stones are sourced from across the country and even from Thailand. Currently working with a select set of experienced karigars, Bagla hopes to add 3D printing soon. a�?My brother is building his own 3D printer which helps with intricate designs that karigars cannot make by hand,a�? she enthuses. We were impressed with her mix of designs that range from sophisticated long chains with pearls and flower-cut cuffs to colourful lacquer-finish kadas and cuboid rings.
    Rs.1,800 upwards.At Rugs n Riches,A�Residency Road and Spicy Sangria on August 23. Details: 22214481


    a��Susanna Chandy


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