For lovers of yellow metal out there, there is something exciting in the city that can give you a glittering high. An exhibition of antique pieces from 1847 is on display and sale at Geeri Pai, MG Road. The expo has an assortment of jewels sourced from various places.
Chunky chokers with huge pendants studded with emerald, ruby and pearl, ‘Mani Mala’ with an equally-beautiful pendant adorned with uncut diamonds and navaratnas, the huge neckpieces of antique Rajasthan design, for those who love the priceless antique pieces, there are several to choose from.
“The antique pieces exhibited here are sourced from various parts of the country, including Rajasthan. Besides, the traditional Kerala pieces like the kasu mala and manga mala, we have antique Rajasthani and Calcutta pieces too. While Rajasthani jewellery has many stones and unique Filgiree cut, the ones from Kolkata are images of deities, a reflection of their culture,” says Ramesh Pai of Geeri Pai.
The highlight of the expo is a range of designer jewellery fashioned out of antique pieces by mixing the best of both worlds.
The exhibition, a result of over six-month work, also has an array of earrings in display like jumkas and ear cuff-inspired pieces that are strikingly beautiful and elegant. Navarathna Jhumka, pearl-studded gold ones, ruby-adorned long earcuff, the pieces on display are graceful and enticing.
“The earrings are made with handcut diamonds. There is Naksi work too. We have ensured that all the pieces are of 916 purity. While searching for antique pieces, we made no compromises on the purity,” says Ramesh Pai.
Besides, there are impressive collections of navaratna bangles and hair pins as well.
Ramesh Pai adds that they have done an extensive researched on antique models. “Sometimes, it may be a pendant. To pair it with equally beautiful chain, we do a research on antique models that go along with this and create a impressive jewellery,” he adds.