With summertime in full bloom in India and an abundance of luscious yellow-orange mangoes, it is only natural to be drawn to jewels inspired by this juicy king of the fruits.
Called the “ambi” (amb means mango in Punjab), “kairi” (mango seed) or “manga in” in India, “boteh jegheh” or “butain” in Persia and “paisley” in Britain, the Indian mango motif is one of the most enduring symbols in the design world, its origins dating back to the 18th century or earlier.
Representative of life and eternity for some, a symbol of rebellion for others, most Indian designers have worked with the paisley motif at some point in their career, while some have spent their lifetime exploring its form.
Some designers prefer to opt for a simple and sleek interpretation of the motif, while others present more elaborate interpretations. Here you can find some inspiration:
Designed with the motif of the keri paisley,this cocktail ring stands out with its simplicity of design.
This beautiful necklace consists of delicate paisleys suspended from flowers, all set in 92.5 Sterling Silver.
We just love these gorgeous chandbalis made in the nine auspicious stones or navgraha , with lovely keri paisley on the surround and suspended from a stylised peacock stud. These is an absolutely stunning design and will match with any outfit and sari .
Enhance your looks with these 92.5 Sterling Silver anklets. Fully inspired by nature – Featuring a design of mango keri and flowers , this sweet piece will sweep you away !!!!
Studded with ruby red stones, this paisley shaped gold plated ring is all set to make a Statement !!
Based on a traditional Indian motif of the “Kairi” or paisley- This beautiful filigree piece has intricate details suspending a pearl drop. These earrings have hanging loops.
A lovely pair consisting of paisleys with floral detailing and an oxidised finish.
And while the paisley is predominantly found in women’s jewellery, it is not solely a feminine motif – men also wear paisley jewels.
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