All We Need Is Love
Eina x The Corner Courtyard
Past Perfect Continuous
We think we’re so grand, going about life in our little shells with our big egos and a sense of entitlement; entirely forgetting that our tiny lives are a micro-second in all of existence, and in a few breaths our precious bodies will rot and we’ll be reduced to ashes or dust.
We wage wars between religions, countries, races and genders, growing hatred, anger and mistrust. We burn forests, clog oceans, kill species, consume nature, and search for life on other planets while we can’t co-exist with our own.
But I hear a new army is coming, heraldic flag flying high, bearing symbols of courage; a lion and horse for power and action, a peacock and eagle for integrity and protection, a swallow for freedom and hope. They wear medals and wreaths of victory and honour, brandish swords of right and torches of light; they lead from the heart, love from the soul, and know that the time to change things is now.
They see us immune to the suffering around us, closing our eyes, turning our back and numbing our soul. They shake us awake, inspiring valour and courage to choose kindness and generosity in the face of hostility, to start a small change in the chain of events, to right the things that are wrong with the world.
They urge us, these warriors, these valourous crusaders, to fight for oneness under the flag of humanity; to live larger and love harder with fearless compassion, selfless service, and hearts imploding with love. They passionately remind us that our time is short and death is near, yet our actions will last forever.
You are heavenly delightful, gloriously beautiful, and absolutely wonderful. Yes you, you who are reading this. You're gorgeous, both inside and out. You're perfect. You're created by Sacred Geometry, by the laws of form that define the creation of everything, from the atomic structure of a single cell, to the galaxies in the cosmos. From the nautilus to the rose, from the lotus to the stars, from music to emotions. You are made of the same formula. Yes, you with the rolls of fat and me with unruly, curly white hair; you with the burns and me with the marks; us with our short legs, dark skin, big feet, bony arms and open pores; with our stutters and our wheelchairs; single, childless, gay, divorced, abused; us who can't cook, sing, drive or count; us who hear we are difficult, defiant, deviant and odd. We who are the other extreme of an ideal woman, us who don't fit any standards or norms, not even close to an average. We are Venus, goddesses of absolute beauty. You are Venus of Willendorf and I am Venus of Hohle Fels. You are Seraph, an angel with inextinguishable light; I am Sirina, whom only the really happy can hear and even fewer can see, I am as difficult to catch as human happiness. We're fractals of perfection, a little piece of everything that's right with the world. Yes, you, my divinely beautiful girl, are absolutely perfect. My God, you are paradise!
We customize your name into necklaces in Punjabi, Bengali, English & Hindi, monogram cufflinks and earrings; we’re also happy to make you other words that mean something important to you…
All We Need Is Love
Enough with the romance & lust, what we truely need is love...Deeper, higher love that connects us all at a human level. Couldn't we change the world one little love at a time?Wear it in your language, wear it in theirs, or wear it in both. To show you stand for love for the other side.
Eina x The Corner Courtyard
A mix of good food, old world charm, contemporary context, and pure passion can result in love at first sight. So when Eina Ahluwalia revisited the Corner Courtyard for the 23rd time, Megha Agarwal, the lady behind the beautiful restored restaurant invited her to take her love further. When two brands that are inspired by love, built on passion, rooted in heritage come together for a few moments, the outcome is a dance of elegance, beauty, meaning and luxurious indulgence. The capsule collection of jewellery inspired by The Corner Courtyard the elements of the old Bengali bungalow built in 1904. An old brass knocker features as a pendant, a bunch of keys are made into a necklace and earrings. Traditional cooking ladles become a chandelier earrings and necklaces. The outline of a West Bengal map makes an unexpectedly interesting pendant. These are everyday pieces of jewellery, and yet classics that can be worn forever.
A collection that celebrates our diversity and reminds us to respect each other's personal journeys towards a common end. Celebrate the power of Durga, Lakshmi, Shiva, Jesus and Allah, among others and wear them as a personal reminder of the divinity within each one of us.
I miss a time when people were nice. And warm and gentle and caring and kind. When children floated boats in puddles and danced in the rain instead of facing the TV all day. When books were dog-eared instead of flatscreened, and letters were handwritten and heartfelt. I miss a time when we weren't all in a hurry. When we didn't eat so fast, earn so much and feel so empty inside. When times were slow and we owned things that money can't buy. When there was time for patience, understanding, and really listening. When people accepted more and judged less. When we connected more and networked less. A time when people weren't cynical, jaded, distrustful, insensitive. When we would share, care and respect- when we were strong enough to be kind. I miss a time when we had time. And I hope we bring back kindness.
Magniloquence is a collection of our classics and best sellers from over the last 11 years. We have now magnified, super sized and laced them with super powers (well almost!). Ginormous earrings that are hand crafted and either gold plated or black rhodium plated, in our new colour Dark. Entirely hand sawn out of one sheet of metal, by one human being for another. Powerful, timeless pieces that you will hopefully wear for years to come.
Past Perfect Continuous
From the dark and heavy grandeur of 17th century Baroque from Italy to light, playful exuberance of 18th century French Roccoco, from the damask patterns from Syria in the Middle ages, to 17th century Scottish Argyle checks... this collection brings back rich ornamentation from the past for the continuous celebrations and festivities of life.
This collection is an empowering stand against domestic violence, which permeates through social, economic, professional, religious boundaries. Some strong motifs that invoke the power of the goddesses are swords, knives and the trishul, weapons of the goddesses themselves, all intricately worked, beautiful and grand like wedding jewels traditionally given to a bride, and yet, symbols of empowerment. The underlying message is also to the families that their daughter's trousseau must be strength, support and knowledge, and not just gold. The 'trishul' or trident is symbolic of the trinity of Love, Respect and Protect which as words, are also used as motifs in the jewellery.
Inspired by the fretwork on the walls of Turkish Architecture during the Byzantine period, each intricately handcut piece is a journey through time. The collection has a combination of sterling silver as well as gold plating, often combined in the same piece to offer versatility in wear. Following the Turkish theme, the stones used in this collection are Pearl, Turquoise and Coral.