Amrapali’s Exquisitely Adorned Peacock Cuff



Conjuring images of centuries-old Indian paintings—depicting goddesses dripping in jewels with azure peacocks at their feet—this Amrapali gold, silver, and diamond bracelet harnesses history and opulence in equal measure. Its design was inspired by the symmetry and high ornamentation of Mughal architecture, which flourished in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in India and nearby countries. Of course the Jaipur-based jeweler, known for its modern interpretations of iconic Indian designs, is “always creating pieces inspired by Indian art and culture,” says CEO Tarang Arora. The company has made several versions of this bodacious bangle, including one covered entirely in diamonds. Which, ­considering its stunning complexity, feels a little like gilding the lily.Fowl FriendsIn Indian culture, peacocks symbolize beauty. You often see the vibrant birds prancing about in gardens in M
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