There is nothing as stunning as a gem studded piece of jewellery…crafted and designed to perfection. But, if it is a chandbali, its beauty enhances manifold.
The chandbali refers to a very distinctive style of earrings. The name is self-explanatory. The word “chand” alludes to the moon while “bali” refers to earrings. The chandbali is thus named for the characteristic crescent moon shape that it adopts. This design originated during the Nizam or Mughal era in Hyderabad.
While there are several stylistic interpretations of this design, it essentially remains the same at heart. There is a jewelled centre with delicate stone or pearl hangings. The design is very traditional. Yet, surprisingly, over the years this timeless piece has proved that it is highly versatile. Women have worn it with saris and anarkalis as well as with evening gowns.
Here are a few eye-catching designs…
Right from the Diwan-I-Khas collection, these pieces showcase Meenakari work, a word that means heaven in Persian. This is an exquisite craft that has travelled through time and cultures. This collection inspired by tradition, is all about reviving Meenakari for the contemporary woman. These earrings are designed for a regal setting. They are hand crafted and hand painted to perfection.
To pair unique jadau styles with pearls and create distinct heirloom pieces is one of Mehta’s best known skills. Jadau jewellery has always been a traditional favourite. These earrings are versatile pieces and work well with a variety of outfits. Setting precious materials like gold with uncut diamonds, rubies, emeralds and exquisite basra pearls, the chandbalis also come with changeable tops.
The chandbali has been reinterpreted through the prism of temple jewellery. Gold dominates in the design, with the red and green stones bringing in a colourful traditional touch.
Made from solid gold and decked with precious stones the gold and white stone combination is a classic!
Gold is timeless…. crafted in 22 carat gold, these versatile pieces match all traditional outfits! Look beyond the dazzle and allure of the yellow metal, and you will see the bespoke craftsmanship inherent in the creations.
The chandbali is a worthwhile style to have in your jewellery collection. Take your pick and add this drool worthy wondrous style to your armour!