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As Dazzling As It Gets — the world of 3D printed gold jewelry by Zinarya!

Riya was just another hard-working corporate woman who was had developed a sudden liking for chic jewelry designs and was looking to buy some unique pieces in gold.

She felt investing in good gold jewelry was better than going for cheap imitation ones that lose their sheen within months. She visited all the swanky jewelry outlets but not one had designs that would stand out — every design had the potential of finding a doppleganger at a wedding party in some aunty’s necklace or at the office party in another woman’s ears!

The option of going to her family jeweler and expecting his kaarigars to create an urbane piece of jewelry was out of question.

There’s a Riya round the corner everywhere — even you have been this Riya in search of dazzling jewelry with a design that would blow everyone’s mind.

Your eternal quest ends today at Zinarya

Jewelry pieces by Zinarya are soon going to change the way urban women select their ornaments. Zinarya has revolutionalized the way gold jewelry is made and conceptualized which is sure to appeal to the modern women who wants to explore designs beyond the ones that are traditionally worn in India.

All Zinarya gold jewelry designs are unique and take an artist’s imagination to a whole different level using technology that was never before used for making ornaments.

Zinarya’s core manufacturing technology is 3D printing — till now unheard of in which math and algorithm-based designs are put to good use.

Every piece derives inspiration from mathematical and geometrical concepts that have been recreated into fabulous jewelry pieces. 3D printing used for jewelry is a fascinating process, many Youtube videos will give you insights on how the final product is achieved.

While the making process is dominated by machines, it’s the human skill that comes up with stunning designs.

To truly understand what Zinarya’s 3D printed jewelry looks like, have a look at this earring ‘Zoria’ from three different angles.

Notice the way every angle presents a different design, which is intricately assembled as an earring. There are no joints in this design, which makes it a durable piece and a testimony of unprecedented craftsmanship.

Have a look at this delicate yet sturdy pendant design in white gold. Ask yourself, can this design and finish be achieved through manual skills?

Here are some reasons why shopping for jewelry at Zinarya is a smooth ride: 

1. Jewelry designs are categorized in various collections. Look for the one that suits your taste and occasion the best!

2. You can check out 360-degree view of each and every piece to see how the 3D printed piece looks from various angles.

3. Easy EMI options are available for every jewelry — displayed on the very same page.

Customization – Zinarya’s USP

Every design can be customized according to what you want! For instance, the ring design below can be customized in 18k White Gold and 18k Yellow Gold, while many other designs have the option of being made in Rose Gold as well. The choice of stones is also given to the lady — she can choose which stone and what kind of finish should be given to the ring.

And here are some of the options that Zinarya gives it’s buyers for customisation. Every design has different options.

With an array of scintillating and unique designs to chose from, women can rest assured that the piece adorning their neck, ears or fingers is one of a kind!

Special message for men — you now know how to floor your lady with a gift that reflects her personality to the core! Happy shopping at Zinarya

Welcoming a new bride

A Curious Army Wife

It was a chilly Thursday night and I was holed up in a tiny tent with Captain Sa’ab with nothing but a double blanket and an emergency lamp. I checked my phone, which had 4% battery left and I longed for the day when camping tents would come with a phone charging point.

That was my first night in Captain Sa’ab’s Unit after we got married. We were allotted a guest room during the day, but we returned after dinner to find that it was locked. Captain Sa’ab muttered under his breath, “I was expecting something like this,” when his junior came and told us that our arrangements for the night were made in that tent in the Mess’ garden.

It was 12.30 am, and we were about to call it a day when the regimental band, standing about 10 feet from our tent, pierce the silence with an ear-splitting…

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Indian Weddings – Celebrating wastage

It wasn’t until it was time for me to get married that I realised that weddings in India are not just a joyous occasions celebrating union of two individuals (union of families actually), but an excuse to waste money and food unashamedly.

There are some communities which believe that the nature and character of the groom or the bride is less important than dowry. They accept, nay demand, money, gold, furniture, electronic items, and vehicles from the bride’s family on one hand, claiming to be educated, modern and broad minded on the other. So there… precious education gets wasted.

THE DRESS

Every girl dreams of looking like a princess on her wedding day. But face it girl, you aren’t one. So nothing justifies spending a bomb on clothes which you are never gonna wear anywhere else. Yes, you would sparkle on stage next to an equally Swarovski studded guy, but that’s it. I have high regard for two people in this matter — one is a dear friend, and the other is someone I haven’t met ever.

Now this friend told me that he didn’t want to spend a lot on a sherwani which would eventually become food for termites, so he found out about this shop in Jaipur, which would stitch one for you and after the wedding, return 30% of the money if you take that sherwani back.

The other person, of whom I have heard from a friend of mine, did something similar. She spent Rs10,000 on renting a lehenga choli worth Rs70,000. Wore it, got married, kept the choli which was tailored to her specific measurements, and then returned the dress! And she has absolutely no qualms about not being able to keep that dress. Salute!

FOOD

Ouch.. So many people starve to death in our country, so many children go to sleep hungry at night. Oh but that doesn’t stop us from piling food onto our plates at a wedding reception and then throwing the plate away after barely eating half of it. How difficult is it for parents to teach their children that they should only take what they would eat, and eat what they take.  Can we please have a chapter on wedding manners in our textbooks?

DECORATIONS

Flowers, rice, pulses and other grains, disposable plates and glasses, and plastic bags. We lose track of how much these things generate waste. Grains go into the holy fire. Flowers adorn your walls and then the dustbins. Plastics need no introduction.

MONEY

You really have to be a part of a wedding to realise money wastage. I can’t explain it to you in a blog post.