Me, at my wedding sangeet, wearing bangles, and my favourite piece of jewellery - the panja.

Me, at my wedding sangeet, wearing bangles, and my favourite piece of jewellery – the panja.


Shopping jewellery,
oh, what an exquisite revelry!

I sit on the couch,
browsing collections for which hundreds vouch.

Rings, I like.
Toe rings, dislike.

Bangles that jingle,
anklets that tinkle,
bring my eyes an enchanted sparkle.

Of the most exotic,
are the cummerbunds, lachhas and panjas,
evoking in me, a thought quixotic –
Why not I wear them everyday, like the Maharajas!

Then the attention veers,
to those that adorn the ears –
jhumka and kadi and latkan and button,
make out of me a jewellery glutton.

I look at the cart, which is now full.
I look at the jewellery box and take a deep sigh,
Oh how I had shopped when my wedding was nigh!
Now there is no space and the box is all full.

I grudgingly empty the shopping cart of its contents.
I am secretly happy I controlled the urge,
and saved the wallet from an unnecessary splurge.
I have enough for now and in window shopping I am content.


P.S : As I wrote this, I purchased a ring from a neighbourhood Aunty (a close family friend) who sells ย jewellery in the local ladies circle. Talk about irony. ๐Ÿ˜ Though ‘Mummy financed’ jewellery shopping is always guilt free. ๐Ÿ˜‰



Now now, is somebody J? :D

Now now, is somebody J? ๐Ÿ˜€

This post is a part of the April A-Z Challenge.

189 responses to “Jewellery”

  1. Hello there.
    I think Indian jewellery is simply beautiful. The ring “mummy” financed is lovely too! I really like the henna as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    • Meta says:

      Hi Barbara,
      For some reason, your comment had gone to the spam queue. Sorry for the delay. Yes, Indian jewellery makes one feel like a Goddess indeed. The ring is more contemporary though. The designer took 7 hours to put the henna! It was worth it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Do keep visiting! All the best for the April Challenge!

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