'The Naksha Kanbala' In the halcyon days of the Bengali Zamindars, these elegant guinea gold Kanbalas would have been de rigueur for the ladies of the house. Today, however, they’ve become a precious rarity. Made by a line of all but extinct master artisans, these immaculately hand-chased, hand-crafted beauties give an altogether different spin to the word ‘earrings’ and are guaranteed ‘show-stoppers’ everywhere.
Stereotypical Kanbala and Banal Jhar-Jhumka There are some ornaments the designs of which are quite indefinable, yet they seem extremely effective and efficient, attractive even. They're either bland or over-decorated and appear unlikely to perform well as fine jewellery. These two handcrafted natural guinea-gold earrings fall into that category.
Vrindavani Kanbala : A rage during the '50s and '60s, these unmistakeably Bengali naksha kanbalas now sit at the high-table of timeless style and good taste where they're comfortably paired with gowns, sheath dresses, turtleneck-and-trouser combinations, and, the best : the saree. Exquisitely put together by hand in rich yellow 22K gold,