Richmond upon Thames: the view from London's "Arcadia" along the River Thames in Southwest London.
My snap through the shop window fails to do justice to the magnificent creations on display. No price tickets were attached.
There have been a lot of discussions about Indian marriage traditions lately on several blogs; the role of the woman, doweries... Is this different for Indians living abroad?
You'd need a perfect neck and decolletage to wear this, what a beauty!
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Amazing jewels. Looks expensive too.My photography over 50 years ago >Sendai, Japan
I heard the average cost of indian weddings in the UK was £40,000
Same here. I took some photos of Indian wedding jewelries but they don't do the real gems justice.Hope you got some Indian food while you were there.
I wonder if these are made in the UK by Indian jewelers, or whether they're imported from India or thereabouts. Maybe they customize the designs and that's why there are no prices listed? Also allows room for haggling.Land used for bio-fuels: I haven't been following it too closely, but it does seem to have the potential for a lot of negatives if not done right.
Following up on your comment on my blog: I wonder where that places some of the expensive jewelers on Bahnhofstrasse in ZH who put their prices in their jaw-dropping window displays. Surely, they're also top notch jewelers, no? ;-)Must read up on the bio-fuels frenzy before I say anything.
Asian weddings are about status/standing in the community ie a community event. They are not about family/friends gathering.Gone are the days of hiring the basic local community hall, hire a local chef for a day, get family member to assist and easily serve one or 2 thousand people in a few sitting for a few thousand pounds.Things are different now. For a start hiring a hall for 100-300 people can be expensive.You will find that some of the smaller jewellers off Southall Broadway do the actual work for some bigger retailers.
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