Known for its award-winning jadau pieces, Raniwala 1881 celebrates the culture of Rajasthan with its jewellery. Their newly launched 2020-21 collection of bridal jewellery, Beawar Legacy is also no different. The collection pays tribute to the brand’s rich heritage and legacy that stems from the town of Beawar, Rajasthan and started by the late visionary forefather, the aristocrat Rai Bahadur Seth Champalal-ji Raniwala.
The narrative of this collection is centred around three sisters of style and substance returning to their ancestral home in Beawar. The intention is to embrace their roots while burnishing them with a modern, flair and global outlook.
The three lines within the collection – The Mahadevi Look, The Radha Rani Look and the Chandrakanta Look derive inspiration from the individual sensibilities of the women from the founders’ family, which sits at the very core of the design ideas that weave a collection of modern classics for the new-age bride.
The Mahadevi Look is named after Late Rai Bahadur Champalal-ji’s wife and is every bit aristocratic. Lauded for her opulent taste and fondness for gold zari silk saris and magnificent jewels, which she personally designed, the collection recreates the grandeur with sizeable polki sets with statement embellishments including sheesh pattis, tikkas spruced with Zambian emeralds, bajubandhs, kadas, bangdis and hathphools.
The Radha Rani Look characterised by generous use of pearls in flat-cut tikkas, bajubandhs, kadas, bangdis and hathphools, is based on the timeless and elegant style of the next generation’s Radha Rani.
The Chandrakanta Look features sheesh pattis, navratan kathi necklaces layered with pearl strings, kadas, bangdis and hathphools with navratna gemstones and coloured stones, that infuse a youthful spirit in the collection. These ethno -contemporary jewels balanced customs with modernity in just the right away.
The design of the Beawar Legacy collection comes from the metaphorical and literal inspirations rooted in the family’s Beawar haveli. From the palatial structure, history, juxtaposition of Rajput and Mughal architecture, intricate ornamentation and detailing in the mehrabs and gumads, the latticework in every corner, the iconic baradari, and the artefacts of Champalal-ji, every aspect of the Raniwala legacy is well reflected in this new collection. The motifs in the collection follow the contours of the intricate wall carvings, while the colours borrow from the multi-hued inlay work on the marble flooring and interiors.
Speaking about the new collection, Abhishek Raniwala, Co-Founder – Raniwala 1881, says, “The soul of Raniwala 1881 lies in preserving and celebrating the culture of Rajasthan — this is our legacy that has remained unchanged since 1881. As we grow, it is very easy for values to be replaced by misplaced ambition. But I am proud to say that this legacy and authentic identity have survived in our brand philosophy.”
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