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Unless it is self-indulgent and can be possessed, it’s not luxury. If that’s where you stand when it comes to the shifting luxury conundrum, this selection of products and looks is for you. Beautiful even if familiar, highly aspirational because they are either handmade, precious or designed as limited-edition pieces by some of India’s most well-known designers, and lust-worthy because Indians of all ages traditionally equate fine jewellery and bridal couture with excellence, this is a wish list for the die-hard affluent consumer.

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White light: Nirav Modi Celestial Cascade Earrings with pear-shaped diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. Collection, Rs2 lakh onwards.

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Precious collar: 22-karat gold polka necklace in a Pacchi setting with Zambian emerald drops designed by Kishan Das and Co. of Hyderabad and curated by Sabyasachi. Collection, Rs3lakh onwards.

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Head in gear: Thalaikuchchu, a three-part head ornament from the archives of the Ganjam family, is made of emeralds, Burmese rubies, pearls and Banaras-cut diamonds set in 22-karat yellow gold. Price, around Rs10 lakh.

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Sling it on: A Maya Capelet (interpreted as a cape or a Mughal-inspired jacket) with lace zardozi placement by Patine, Rs49,000.

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Wedding material: A Banarasi lehnga-choli woven in the Kadwa technique from Sanjay Garg’s ready-to-wear collection. Price,

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Agra archives: Hand-embroidered canvas jackets from Sabyasachi’s Train To Firozabad collection, embellished with old Agra zardozi.

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Groom’s day out: A groom’s ensemble in turquoise velvet and grey silk with hand-embroidery, from Tarun Tahiliani’s 2014 bridal couture line.

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Friends of Fez: An Anarkali from JJ Valaya’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, The Nautch Of Fez, in salmon pink and purple with metal-thread embroidery and a signature arch cut at the hip yoke.

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Floral dreams: A lehnga ensemble from Rohit Bal’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Gulbagh.

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Sky-high: Wedges in deep-blue zardozi designed by Christian Louboutin for designer Manish Malhotra’s 2014 couture collection.

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