Everybody say 'om'
Mantra was launched in 2004 by two friends, local girl Jill Hui and Shagun Khanna, the Maharaja of Patiala's granddaughter. The pair wanted to create a line that paid homage to the rich culture of India while offering women accessories that are stylish and unique. The 'om' symbol is the line's logo and it appears on a range of items, including belts, charms, pendants and bracelets, either in plain silver or gold or embellished with gemstones. Best-sellers include the logo belt (below left; HK$6,000), featuring a solid-silver buckle dipped in 18-carat gold (choose from white or yellow gold), which can be attached to either a black or brown leather belt. For summer, we love the mini Mantra charm bracelet, featuring an 18-carat white- or yellow-gold 'om' on a black onyx beaded bracelet (below right; HK$700) - buy a few and wear them in a bunch. Also available are Mantra clutch bags (HK$800) - in white or black - which are made from buntal, a fibre from a palm plant, and feature the logo carved into a shell clasp. The collection is available for viewing and purchase at Mantra's showroom at 6D, Winner Building, 27 D'Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 2526 8648, or online later this month at www.mantraluxury.com.