The Bajuband Plays On! Behind Farah Khan’s Ornate Armlet

This flowing, flora-tastic armlet from Farah Khan Fine Jewelry “used nature as its central theme of inspiration,” says designer Farah Khan. But its proportions—and raison d’être—are in homage to bajubands, the ornate bracelets worn by Indian brides on their upper arms. “It’s a neo-interpretation of the traditional Indian bajuband…with Art Nouveau style,” explains Khan, whose Mumbai-based collection is a red-carpet staple in Bollywood. “I wanted to explore unique and exotic color combinations in precious and semiprecious gemstones with exquisite cuts. I like people to fall in love when they wear my designs.”  Garden Party This natural beauty—part of Khan’s Le Jardin Exotique collection—features 2.9 cts. t.w. diamonds, 0.6 ct. t.w. tsavorites, 2.99 cts. t.w. sapphires, 1.9 cts. t.w. rubies, 11.21 cts. t.w. emeralds, and 51.41 grams yellow gold. The p

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