Rakshabandhan 2022- Make it special with jewellery your sister will cherish forever

Siblings are the first companions you have. They are your best confidantes. And often the biggest tattletales too. They can be extremely caring. And often the most annoying. Behind all the endless fights, the constant blackmailing, the leg-pulling, there is a special, pure bond that brothers and sisters share. It’s a love-hate relationship after all. But one thing’s for sure, nobody can understand you better than your sibling.
Rakhi is just around the corner. And it’s a good time to relive your childhood memories with your sister and make her feel special. It’s a precious moment where she ties the thread of love and you add a big smile to her face with a thoughtful gift. Even if the pandemic may have affected Rakhi plans for you to visit your sister, let that not stop you from pampering her with a gift she will absolutely love.
If you’re struggling with finding the perfect gift for your sister, we’re here to guide you. We understand every brother and sister share a unique relationship and your gift should be a symbol of your special bond. Chocolates and cash is passé, it’s time to find a timeless accessory to add to her collection, that will be a reminder of your love for years to come. We bring you 7 unique pieces that say ‘You’re the world’s best sister’ in style.
1. Diamonds are forever, just like your special brother-sister bond. For the endless times she became your saviour from your parents or your biggest support during your tough times, she deserves so much love. How about you show your love and gratitude with this treasured piece of diamond jewellery. Gft your sister this sapphire and diamond floral pendant set which shall never go out of style. Its chic design and optimal size is perfect for everyday use as well as special occasions..

2. As your sister adorns your wrist with the sacred thread this Rakhi, there is one thing you can adorn her wrists with to showcase your affection for her. Gift her this pair of gold bangles intricately studded with delicate and subtle diamonds, which will make her shine like a star. It’s the perfect embellishment – a modern, elegant design with a touch of timeless tradition that goes well with every look.

3. Gold is considered to be extremely auspicious and symbolic for such occasions.Gifting gold is not just about the beautiful design of the accessory but it’s also an investment. This spellbinding pair of gold earrings crafted with floral jali work, perfected with cascading detailing will be your sister’s new favorite. They speak to the young, modern woman of today who likes to keep tradition alive in style. If bling isn’t her thing, these earrings are perfect for her as they can lift up her look and add to her confidence.

4. Every girl loves to have jhumkis in her jewellery collection. They go well with every attire- be it a saree, an anarkali, a lehenga or even a kurta with denims. These traditional jhumki style earrings can spice up any look and always remain in trend. Our quirky pair of these rose gold earrings with dramatic tones of pink and blue will look absolutely flawless on your sister. Gift her these earrings this Rakshabandhan and she will absolutely love this gem.

5. We bet these earrings will be your sister’s dream come true. An enchanting Australian opal paired up with fine diamonds in this dainty pair of earrings is unparalleled rarity and perfection. It’s an iconic statement for the modern woman of today and a beautiful reminder of your love. For women, jewellery especially diamonds bring emotions and a sentimental value. These earrings will surely touch the right chord, and be a reminder of your special memories shared together.

6. For the sisters who ditch traditional and opt for statement pieces, this dainty and distinctive ring crafted with an intricate work of art would be the ideal choice. It’s a gorgeous find, unconventional yet timeless and trendy. She would steal the spotlight with this ring everywhere- work or night out or a festival.

7. Last but not the least, your quest for the perfect Rakshabandhan gift ends here with our diamond pendant set embedded with ravishing rubies. This geometrical pendant set is a classic which you cannot go wrong with. Your sister will appreciate your keen eye for detail and impeccable taste with this pendant set from our exquisite everyday trinkets collection, that will allow her to look her stylish best.
Whether you’re the protective kind of brother or the one who needs your sister to bail you out of tricky situations, the sibling bond today represents much more than just a promise of protection from a brother. It is the perfect occasion to show your love for your sister and create memories. Seal this bond of love with a timeless beauty from our collection that your sister will cherish forever. Happy Rakshabandhan!

How my beeji’s hasli necklace was worth much more than all my jewelry?

I have always had a strong fascination with jewelry. I feel it has the unquestionable ability to bring out the best in a woman’s features, making her feel beautiful and confident. For me, a look for any special occasion is incomplete without the right kind of jewelry. Over the years, I have added stunning pieces of jewelry to my collection- glittering gold and scintillating diamond pieces decorated with rubies, emeralds and pearls. I like to collect distinct ornaments that represent varied styles of craftsmanship- the South Indian temple jewelry, the Mughal Jadau designs, the Persian Meenakari or the Rajasthani Kundan designs.

But nothing melted my heart more than the memory of a necklace that I had dreamed of wearing all through my childhood. I would imagine as a kid how that necklace would perfectly adorn my neck one day. The necklace belonged to my beeji (dadi). She was an extremely elegant and graceful woman in her time. I still remember the portrait shot of her and my grandfather at a family wedding, framed beautifully in our living room. Every time I looked at it, I would just marvel at her beauty and grace. But what caught my eye every time was a royal-looking haar (necklace) that she wore. On some special occasions, beeji would go to the locker, get the haar and complete her outfit with this gorgeous ornament. And the haar always added something special to her beauty.

This haar was a statement necklace called a hasli- a collar-like neckpiece that sits beautifully on the wearer’s neck. Made in 22k carat gold, this necklace was decorated with stunning emeralds and rubies. The pink and green hues of these gemstones against the striking gold, and a floral motif hanging from the center added a fine touch of grandiosity to its design. Yet, it wasn’t just for its intricate craftsmanship or the exquisite design, this piece held a strong sentimental value for me. Amongst the many stories that my beeji told me, the one about this necklace rings loud and clear in my memory.

My beeji had told me a lovely story of why my grandfather had bought this necklace for her. Being an army man, he was unable to be home for his first wedding anniversary. And so he decided to say sorry with this necklace. He had visited the famous Jagdish Jewelers in Chandigarh and spent hours selecting the perfect haar for beeji because he felt for someone as elegant as dadi, the haar must do true justice. Along with the haar, he had written a beautiful love letter for beeji professing his love and expressing his apology. To me, the necklace represented a beautiful love story that stayed true all their lives. Even at 90, they were the cutest couple I had ever known.

When my bua’s first daughter was born, my beeji gifted this necklace to her. But bua never wore it as she always thought it was a little heavy. All the years, bua just kept this necklace in her locker and never really donned it. When beeji passed away, she left all of us with many pieces of jewelery- my mom, me, and bua. I was happy to inherit all these heirlooms but my heart still wished for that one necklace. But I never said anything. A year later, I was talking to bua and she told me how she was planning to get the hasli necklace redesigned as she would never be able to wear it. I was hesitant but this time, I decided to ask bua if she would be willing to give me the necklace in exchange for all the jewelry that I inherited from beeji. To my surprise and happiness, bua was more than willing to exchange it. I gave beeji’s 2 necklace, a jhumki and 2 bangles to bua in exchange for this hasli necklace. My mother and bua were confused and found this childish but wearing my beeji’s hasli necklace meant so much more to me than any other jewelry ever could.

Adorning this timeless and oh-so-precious necklace brings a sense of nostalgia and happiness for me, sometimes welling up my eyes. It is easy for memories to slip away through our fingers with the passage of time but jewelry stays forever. I feel a strange exhilaration when I look at this necklace, carrying the weight of the many stories that it holds. Even today, no matter how many jewelry pieces I buy, this haar will always hold the most special place in my heart. A symbol of my grandparent’s true love, a testament of my grandmother’s beauty and carrying memories of the many occasions it has been worn by beeji.