From Rathyatra, Durga Puja to Saraswati Puja, make sure your jewellery is designed in tune with the occasion. Check out the online store Soukhin that stocks oxidised and brass jewellery in eye-catching and offbeat designs, all with a touch of Bangaliana.
The brainchild of MCom student Suratna Dutta, Soukhin, meaning elegance, has a variety of oxidised, clay and brass jewellery, which are mostly chunky but each with a particular theme. From handcrafted clay jewellery sporting the face of Jagannath to brass ones with pendants in the shape of swastika and traditional fans, each piece is worth a dekko.
Their earpieces are equally unique. To break the monotony of your sari, take a look at their oxidised ear cuffs designed in the shape of fish and trishul to brass and hand-painted ones with faces of Durga, Kali and a Kathakali dancer. We also came across a statement hand-painted necklace bearing the word 'Debi' and another brass one where the pendant took the shape of a diya. They also store a variety of nose pins and rings, mostly chunky ones and with intricate patterns. To add some swag to your hairstyle check out their oxidised funky hair pins engraved with messages like 'Durotto Bojai Rakhun (Please maintain distance)'
While the earrings are priced between INR 150 and INR 350, handmade neckpieces start around INR 350 and go up to INR 1200. Rings, nose pins and hairpins are available from INR 120 to INR 300.