Pieces of EightEast Chicago HS Senior Anvil 1935Blackheath in the Blue Mountains

Connoisseur's delight

True connoisseurs know their gold and diamond jewellery. They can spot an exclusive, handcrafted piece from one of those mass-produced blings, from a mile ahead. That’s why they would, perhaps, like shopping at Bhima Boutique, Bhima jewellery’s new retail space at its landmark store on M.G. Road. Here each piece, be it necklaces, earrings or bangles, is a true work of art, painstakingly handcrafted to perfection. And each one is a statement piece that you would never want to take off! Take for example, the spectacular neckpiece of pear shaped emeralds that flow into a big locket offset with round diamonds, rubies, pearls and even more emeralds. Or the statement diamond necklace, which on closer inspection is like a rose bush in full bloom – diamonds crafted into the shape of tiny roses – complemented by a locket of rubies that dance merrily inside a glass enclosure. Or even the coral necklace inset in exquisite filigree work topped by a swish of Kundan stones that appears as if it’s cascading out of a pot of gold…

GINA PHILLIPS

  1. Ruth Lozner's very attractive “Dr. Mesmer's Principles of Animal Magnetism” is an assemblage of antique collectibles and handmade ceramics. Although intended to allude to those strange ideas, I couldn't see the fit with the “thought experiment” theme
  2. Every day of the Stampede, visitors get to watch antique farm equipment in action and blacksmiths at work. It will zap you back in time, when bare I felt immediately silly, and that's even before I started hitting the anvil. We stood downwind from
  3. Some years ago, two men, each more than 100 years old, watched the Museum's anvil shoot and recalled this tradition from their early boyhood. Now, shooting the anvil has come to be the highlight of the Museum's fabulous July 4th Celebration. People as

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