‘Jewels of Awadh’ by Tanya Rastogi
Lucknow’s Awadhi legacy has an irresistible charm and the ‘Jewels of Awadh’ are one such traditional insignia which are loved and revered by jewellery connoisseur Tanya Rastogi, Director, Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers. From the Brides to the elites, everyone has been charmed by its grandeur and intricate detailing. ‘Jewels of Awadh’ are an assortment of more than 150 year old authentic antique jewels that were once worn and treasured by the royal courtesans and are revamped with a fresh perspective while retaining its authentic roots. Each Jewel of Awadh has a saga to narrate and have elements of antiquity in the form of rare old gems or karigari with 22K gold used in the most natural settings, making each elegant piece out of the world. Set with time-honored precious gemstones like, Burmese rubies, Columbian emeralds, and Basra pearls, Spinel/Ladli, along with jade stones, turquoise, blue and yellow sapphires, hessonites and cat’s eyes, the significant range of tantalizing jewels are a class above the rest with timeless meenakari work. The assortment encompasses chabkas, maang tikas, necklaces, saat ladas, karnphools, cuffs, brooches and much more and speaks loudly for itself. The range is a true masterpiece by Tanya Rastogi that oozes radiance with every stone and carving embedded with precision. Tanya Rastogi is a true connoisseur of Awadhi Jewellery coming from the family of the Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers. Her eternal romance with antiquity and passion to restore rare designs from the bygone era is the reason that she creates enticing, eternal and imperial designs for generations to cherish. Since she focuses on bringing the lavish, antique designs once only reserved for Royalty to the jewellery hub of the world, thus the collection is a perfect reflection of the majestic and pristine legacy of the country, along with the elegant heritage and history of the Nawab’s of Lucknow.