The traditional chandbali gets a modern update this Diwali
From turquoise cabochon to lacquer detailing and sapphire inserts — here’s how you can lend your festive ensemble a contemporary edge this season.
Minimalistic yet epitomising simple sophistication, these crescent-shaped earrings with uncut crystals from Suhani Pittie are a must-have this season. Made from 22K gold-plated copper, this one will work great for both a formal and casual outing. `6,000.
Set in brass, this lovely pair from Urban Dhani brings together shades of blue and green in a floral pattern. The green stones and blue enamel detailing are given an added edge with bunches of miniature pearl drops. `3,673 approximately on
This stunning pair from designer Percossi Papi has been handmade in Rome. The gold-plated silver earrings have been set with blue topaz, moonstone, seed pearls, and kyanite and sapphire stones, creating a dramatic effect. Wear with an updo to let the earrings do all the talking. `1,03,147 approximately
If you’re looking to keep it minimalistic this Diwali, this pair by Aavriti R Jain is just what you need. The handmade earrings are crafted from brass and have a muted matte finish that make them stand apart. `4,800. At Indelust, Residency Road. Details: 22533252
These moon-within-a-moon patterned chandbalis from Amrapali are sure to add a splash of colour to your Diwali outfit. In addition to the pattern, the enamel finish, and the combination of pink zircon and pearl make this pair worth every penny. At Kasturba Road. `6,170. Details: 22221622
Legend has it
Taking inspiration from
Arjuna, this piece from the brand Unniyarcha features semi-precious blue stones set in 18-carat gold. Reflective of his warrior traits, the solid moon-shaped golden rings are interspersed with triangular purple and green enamel. `4,120.
Tone on tone
An alluring interplay between
turquoise- and jade-coloured stones, this pair is perfect for an afternoon do. The gold-plated piece, by Ahilya Jewels, features a flowerhead design from which are suspended crescent-shaped green and gold danglers, offset with tiny pearls. `13,630 approximately. At the store in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Details: 9699458585
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo and Ayesha Tabassum