Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers, Lucknow. Zambian emerald, Mozambican ruby, diamond and pearl pendant set in 18-karat yellow gold.

Zambian Emeralds 25.00 carats. Mozambican Rubies 7.00 carats. Baroque Pearls 10.00 carats. Basra Pearls 106.00 carats. Estimate: UD$ : 61,000 – 73,500

Many parts of the world are still living in the throwback of bygone eras, where women are considered the weaker sex, and the girl child still deemed a burden to be offloaded. This piece reflects our strong opinions. All of the tiny buds are at the cusp of blooming, but they will not become a flower, they will become a beautiful bird. If we give them wings to fly they will transform their unique beauty — rising above the rest.”

Harnessed by a string of pearls, this traditional kundan pendant is set with emeralds, rubies and diamonds. A charming baroque pearl, fashioned as a beautiful bird, is crowned with an important pear-shaped emerald cabochon floating delicately above.

Lala Jugal has been celebrating age-old traditions of fine craftsmanship since 1857. Its founder, fondly addressed as ‘Lala’, was the jeweller to the Nawabs and they continue to act as court jewellers for the Awadhi Royal Family. Today, there are seven family-owned stores in the Lucknow, Kanpur belt in Uttar Pradesh. Arpit Rastogi, who is the driving force behind the long-standing enterprise, is steering the legacy forward — now in its 11th generation. Growing up with the sensibilities of his ancestors, he is deemed a connoisseur of the old art by his peers. His wife, Tanya Rastogi, preserves their inherited respect for antiques by putting together a special vintage collection. The Nanhi Kali creation has come from this ornate and sophisticated collection.

Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers, Lucknow. Gemfields & Nanhi Kali For 'Project Blossoming'. Arpit Rastogi, M-26, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow- 226006 - +91 522 2380544