Text by Preeta Agarwal
Adored by Indian royalty, Ganjam has long been regarded one of the country's leading luxury jewellers. With stores in India's finest luxury hubs and a flagship showroom on Infantry Road in Bangalore, the brand is well known for both its contemporary collections and exquisite classical south Indian jewellery, focusing on fashionable designs and high standards of craftsmanship using only the finest quality 'f' colour VVS diamonds.
Following the launch of its Nizam collection last year, Ganjam has revisited Le Jardin, a collection inspired by the delicate beauty of nature. Previously, the collection comprised a combination of pink, white and gold in simpler silhouettes, but since its neo-classical makeover, it packs a more colourful punch. Petals dazzle with pink sapphires, set in 18ct pink and yellow gold, accented with vivid purple amethysts and lustrous white pearls. From a Y-shaped necklace and large cocktail ring to elaborate earrings and chunkier wrist wear, the mood is extremely feminine - an embodiment of the grandeur and richness of an Indian garden.
"The Le Jardin collection was initially created with a fresh spring palette of pink and white," says Ms Arunima Bhaumik, Head of Design at Ganjam. "Recently we revisited the collection and wanted to add a freshness to it. The idea was to keep the existing feel of the collection - feminine and soft - but add a new dimension. This we did by introducing purple amethysts to the pink and gold and diamonds. The purple plays off the soft pink and adds a point of contrast within each piece."