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The Navratan set

Jewellery lovers have a reason to rejoice as Preeti P, a designer from Mumbai is showcasing her kundan collection in the City.

“I have come to Bangalore before but I am showcasing here for the first time,” she says. “Bangalore has a mix of values and every one is open to outsiders as lot of people from different parts of the country have moved here. And it’s these people, who have opened the market to a lot of brands.”

Preeti has travelled to many places across India since her father is from the army. Extremely new in the jewellery business, she owes it all to her mother, who comes from a family of jewellers.

“I studied computer science engineering and worked in the media for sometime. But thanks to my mother, I entered this field, and now it is truly my passion.”

About the collection, she informs, “It is inspired by the Rajasthani culture, where kundan originated many years ago. It’s a great mix of both traditional and modern jewellery.” She assures, “It has complete bridal sets, pendants and earrings for casual wear. All are exquisite in design.”

There are bangles called pachelis, which have a three-dimensional look. “Traditional Rajasthani women wear 12 of them at one go, but each one is so heavy,” laughs Preeti.

“There is also the thumb ring called as arsi, which has a mirror in the middle,” she says.

“This mirror is very similar to the vanity mirrors that women carry in their bags.”
Preeti’s main aim is to promote the beauty of kundan in the rest of the country. “My motto is to ‘make a woman smile her best’, and jewellery is the best way to do that,” she laughs.

“All the pieces are in silver, but they are gold plated with some intricate meena work at the back,” she says.

Preeti is exhibiting till August 27.

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