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Touch of class


THIS WEEKEND if you are planning to buy artefacts, clothes or expensive accessories, you can check out the shows happening in the city.

Art Karat's new collection is aptly named "Desire." For wearing or even owning jewellery is every woman's desire.

Created by well-known jewellery designer Asha Kamal Modi, this range of classic designs are made of silver dipped in gold. Studded with colourful semi-precious stones, these pieces look traditional yet stylish.

There are earring, necklaces, bangles and bracelets to choose from. An exhibition to showcase the range will be held from 16 to 21 August from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hotel Chola Sheraton, 13, Cathedral Road.

Antique look

KARIGARS FROM Jaipur and Hyderabad have put together a collection of anitique-looking jewellery with a dull gold polish finish. Called Aura, this collection is displayed at Collage@7W (Appa Rao Galleries, No.7, Wallace Garden, 3rd Street, ph: 28334955). You can wear them with silk, cotton or georgette saris and salwar kameezes.

There are jhumkas, padhakams, maatals, balis, chokers and bracelets set in patterns of flowers, leaves and other patterns inspired by Nature.

Cob rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls have been used to lend an extra sparkle to these pieces created in 22 carat gold.

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