The newest trends in jewellery are a tribute to old school craft.

first_imgTrends may come and go, but there is something about gold jewellery that manages to catch the fancy of young and old alike, making it timeless. Brinda Sirkar of A Sirkar Jewellers acknowledges the importance of having this classic piece of jewellery that one can find in any Indian woman’s,Trends may come and go, but there is something about gold jewellery that manages to catch the fancy of young and old alike, making it timeless. Brinda Sirkar of A Sirkar Jewellers acknowledges the importance of having this classic piece of jewellery that one can find in any Indian woman’s collection of jewels.”Jewellery has to be something you love, you feel beautiful in, so that you continue to wear it. Otherwise it gets relegated to the lockers,” she says. Part of A Sirkar’s newest collection is ‘Bidri’.”It’s an ancient craft that’s slowly dying out in India and we wanted to revive it. Traditionally, its inlay work is always done with silver but we thought of reworking it with 24 carat gold,” says Sirkar.PC Chandra Jewellers, another major jewellery house in the city, echoes the same sentiment. “Modern brides these days are inspired by the designs from their grandmother’s jewellery box. So traditional pieces like jhumka, kaan bala, tiara, maang tika, ratan chur, mantasha with meenakari and filigree work are very popular,” says Anuttama Das, GM Marketing, PC Chandra Jewellers.Amazing gold: A necklace and earring set from A Sirkar Jewellers’ Bidri collectionA Sirkar’s customers too look for “naksha” jewellery, a traditional style sported by Bengali brides. Within gold as well, one can find various combinations. A Sirkar’s hotsellers are its pieces from the Bidri collection in black and gold, meanwhile PC Chandra has been getting many requests for jewellery in rose gold.”From rings and bracelets to necklaces and earrings, rose gold has made a fashionable comeback in a big way,” says Das. A Sirkar’s copper-tinted pieces are similar to rose gold and also quite popular, says Sirkar. “But the colour and polish should ideally go with the style of jewellery. Naksha work looks beautiful in copper-tinted gold. But a traditional chatayi haar necklace will look better in a classic gold polish,” advises Sirkar.advertisementlast_img read more

Giants’ Prize Free Agents Ready

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Free-agent prizes Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, and Damon Harrison are ready to get down to the business of rebuilding the Giants’ defense.Reflecting on their comments March 10 after they officially signed their monstrous free-agent contracts, Jenkins has more work ahead than the others in justifying the $204.25 million combined outlay General Manager Jerry Reese made for them.The former Rams cornerback described his best quality as his ability to create turnovers in man-to-man coverage. But it was his brutally honest depiction of his greatest weakness that might have brought a small gasp from Reese, whose five-year, $62.5 million offer kicked off his Day 1 spending spree.“I can say to myself, ‘Improve on stop being lazy at the end of games,’ ” Jenkins said. Gulp.Jenkins then explained that his focus occasionally wandered as the clock ran down. It is a tendency he can ill-afford as he and fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie work to improve a secondary whose late-game performance cost the Giants five fourth-quarter leads in 2015.“Instead of just relaxing, thinking about the ball not coming to my side, you know, and focusing more on the game. It’s just a mind thing. It’s easy to control. Playing on this level, some things are going to happen.“You’ve just got to improve, man.”Vernon, now the highest-paid defensive lineman in the league with a five-year, $85.5 million deal that includes $52 million of guaranteed money, said he was excited about forming a rejuvenated pass rush with linemates Jason Pierre-Paul, Jonathan Hankins, and Harrison. The defensive end who had 7 ½ sacks last year knew full well that the Giants’ 23 sacks ranked dead last in 2015.“Last year wasn’t what was expected to be,” he said. “That’s not the Giants’ standard. That’s not the Giants’ way. “From what I remember, they’ve always been stout.”Pierre-Paul, along with former Giants safety Antrel Rolle, was actually one of the people who persuaded Vernon to sign with the Giants.“I could just tell how he spoke,” Vernon said of Pierre-Paul, ” he’s a man trying to get (back to relevance). I’m trying to be a part of that.”While Vernon hones his pass rush and Jenkins tightens his focus, the 350-pound Harrison said he expects to form an impenetrable middle against the run with the 320-pound Hankins. Taken as a unit, the pair represents 670 pounds of space-eating ability.“We just have to do our jobs to the best of our abilities, and complement and work off each other,” Harrison said. “It’ll be fun with me and Big Hank in the middle.”As for leaving the Jets’ 3-4 alignment, where he played directly over the center, for the Giants’ 4-3, the defensive tackle anticipated a flawless transition.“The 3-4 and the 4-3 are actually similar, except for the outside linebackers,” Harrison said. “You play the exact same positions. It’s just the defensive ends are in, and you have linebackers.”The free-agent trio is tasked with pulling the Giants’ defense out of the rankings cellar, and no one understood that better than Harrison after he signed his five-year, $46.5 million contract.“They invested a lot in me, and I know they’re expecting a lot out of me,” he said. “That alone is motivation to help the franchise get back.”Later, the Giants agreed to terms with linebacker Keenan Robinson, late of the Redskins.(ERNIE PALLADINO) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more