December issue 2010

By | Fashion | Life Style | Published 7 years ago

The soaring price of gold has created a high demand for substitutes. So when silver jewellery with some gold content is fashioned to look like the real thing and embellished with genuine precious and semi-precious gems, it makes for some affordable, yet exquisite pieces that become heirlooms in their own right.

Ahmad Haroon Khan is the man behind the ingenious idea of replicating the original jewelled treasures of the Mughals, Victorian royalty and the princely states of India. Made in Jodhpur and Udaipur by kaarigars who are the descendants of the original craftsmen of this jewellery, Haroon makes sure to retain the quality and precision of the original museum pieces, so as to make the wearer feel like royalty. To make the pieces as affordable as possible, he mixes pure silver with a few grams of gold so as to give them their colour and to prevent the silver from tarnishing. His polkitoo, is combined with kundan, whereas all his stones and crystals are real.

Voila! Jewellery fit for a queen!

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