Antiques Roadshow: Inside Coomi’s Den of Antiquity

The utopian concept of a peaceful planet inspired Coomi Bhasin’s playful pendant, which is composed of seven B.C.-era antiquities. “With all the problems in the world today, I wanted to show that if we have unity, we can work together to solve things,” says Bhasin. “Every antiquity in this piece is from a different area and a different era; when I brought them together, I felt like I was connecting the world.” The raw-looking construction of ancient jewelry and art also informed the design: “In the B.C. era, they used to hang stones and shells and flint, really anything they found, to create a work,” says the designer. The pendant gussies up museum relics in whimsical ways (note the Peruvian carved figurine wearing gold sunglasses): “It’s a serious piece, but it’s not at all serious.”  Motley Crew The palm-size pendant was created using seven separate ant

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