Around the bend from an undertaker Lune breathes cautiously, a fragile new being in Chimbai Village. Listen for its first cry, a silvery sound like the clinking of champagne flutes.
In fact, the wares at Lune are dainty enough to wear to a champagne party, making it a great source for fancy as well as basic sterling silver studs, necklaces, rings and anklets - all at prices that will go easy on your wallet. In short, we're adding Lune to our Trilogy / Provenance pop-in at the village, and so should you.
Chimbai is the online jewellery store's first physical presence in Mumbai, allowing you to test whether the Rocco Luxe Shell and Baroque Pearl Choker you liked on Instagram measures up in IRL. (It does).
This is perhaps one of the very few ornamental pieces at Lune; on differently shapes white pedestals, you'll have to squint to see tiny studs in circular, crescent and semi circular shapes. There are also chains of all kinds, to wear solo or layer, as is all the rage right now.
Our favourite is the shiny gold Flat Viper Chain, plus hoops in varying sizes; as well as the Viper Moon design seen on necklaces, anklets and earrings. Other new lunar delights include a Crater Choker and Chunky Bangles.
It's true that a few pieces here are too flimsy or tired: but during a general revolution around Lune, its mini moons - new and crescent - seem like a nice celestial antidote to this week's Mercury retrograde.
Getting there: Shop 1 &2, Labbaik House, 39, Chimbai Road, Bandra (W), Rs 1,000 for a pair of sterling silver studs, Rs 2,200 for a choker.
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