Jewellers- A Symbol of Aristocracy
is no good point in reintroducing Amin Jewellers to our readers. Those
of us who have lived in Dhaka for quite some time and shopped for gold
jewellery, should know about Amin Jewellers. With two branches in Baitul
Mukarram, one in New Market, and one showroom in Gulshan 2, Amin Jewellers
will also be inaugurating it's fifth branch in Prince Plaza, Dhanmondi
within a month. Dominating since 1966, Amin is one of the oldest jewellers
of the city; their ornaments are characterised by premium quality gold
and attractive, voguish designs.
But today, the purpose
of this article is to enlighten our readers about the availability of
a wide range of products other than regular jewellery that Amin Jewellers
manufacture for those who look for diverse uses of gold.
Instead of purchasing
a gold chain or a finger ring for a man as a gift, be innovative for
a change. How about purchasing a pair of elegant cufflinks for your
brother on his wedding or maybe buttons? At Amin Jewellers, gold cufflinks
for men will cost you around tk.20, 000 and buttons within tk.10, 000
to tk.20, 000.
If the countdown
has already begun and the entire family is awaiting the birth of a new
child, the grandparents can plan to buy a gold spoon for the grandchild
who is about brighten up their life. Many families even today feed honey
to a newborn with the belief that it would sweeten the life of the new
family member. A gold spoon could be an ideal gift on such an occasion;
each gold spoon will cost you about tk.8, 000 at Amin Jewellers. But
if you are planning to stun the rest of your family through purchasing
a mind-blowing gift for your grandchild, then you can opt for a gold
plate. But a gold plate will be quite expensive. The minimum price will
be tk.85, 000. Some well-to-do families even nowadays feast a new bride
or a groom in gold glasses or bowls. At AJ, a gold glass will cost you
at least tk.45, 000 and a bowl tk.40, 000.
If you are looking
for a perfect gift to give your wife on your wedding anniversary, give
her a gold hairpin with stonework. A gold hairpin will cost you between
tk.15, 000 and tk.20, 000 at AJ. You can also give her a brooch. A gold
brooch will cost you within tk.15, 000 to tk.20, 000.
Instead of presenting
a mundane gold chain, ring or pair of earrings to a newborn, why don't
you get a gold coin? A gold coin will cost you tk.7, 500 at AJ.
Amin Jewellers also
has some off-track ornaments in its collection. You can also keep them
in your list. Such items include mantashas (a special sort of thick
wrist ornament), armlets and waist chains. A mantasha will cost you
about tk.10, 000 on the minimum; you can buy an armlet within tk.25,
000 to tk.30, 000 and waist chain between tk.85, 000 and tk.1 lakh.
At the branches
of Amin Jewellers, you will come across samples of the above-mentioned
products. But if you choose to purchase custom-made versions of these
products then you can also place orders in any of the outlets of Amin
Jewellers. AJ uses either 21-karat or 22-karat excellent quality gold
for their products. Each bhori of 21K gold costs tk.9, 300 and 22K costs
Show that you go
the extra mile buy getting your loved one one of these unique pieces
from Amin Jewellers.
Addresses of the
outlets of AJ:
F-27, D.C.C Market, North Gulshan Circle-2, Dhaka.
73 and 77 Baitul Mukarram (Ground Floor), Dhaka.
215 and 216 Govt. New Market, Dhaka.
Water is soothing to the eyes and a simple bowl of water can add drama
to your abode if you let go a few floating candles in it. Floating candles
are lovely, and they have the magical charm to attach a feeling of serenity
to a room. Artistic floating candles are available at the showrooms
of Aarong. These candles uphold pleasant impressions of flowers, shells,
spheres and leaves. Available in a wide range of shades, the flower
shaped floating candles can be some stylish decorative items for your
sweet home. These floating candles are available within tk.20 to tk.30
at the outlets of Aarong.
Decorating homes with creative candles is certainly an 'in' craze now.
Even a mundane candle can gain new dimension if you place it on an attractive
candle stand made from wrought iron. Candles look lovelier on artistic
stands. If you have been looking forward to purchasing some smart candle
stands for your home, pay a visit to the outlets of Aarong. At Aarong,
lovely candle stands made from wrought iron will generally cost you
between tk.50 and tk.100. You can also stop by the branches of Banglar
Mela for pleasing candle stands; prices are reasonable and the products
are worth buying at the stores of Banglar Mela.
Pearls are small, hard and round and it's their lustrous surface that
gives them their great value as gems. If you want to bid a good-bye
to those metal finger rings that you have been wearing for a bit too
long, and want to shift to something different, then pearl rings can
be a good choice for you. You can stop at New Pearls Fair, a store located
at the D.C.C Market of Gulshan 2, for eye-catching finger rings. Made
from both white and black pearls, these rings are fashionable indeed.
Each of these pearl rings unlike regular metal finger rings takes the
appearance of a small string of pearls. Each of these rings is priced
at tk.200. You will also come across elegant pearl bracelets at this
store; each string of pearl bracelet will cost you tk.200. You can rest
assured that this exquisite pearl jewellery would add new grace to your
If you have never worn a pearl pendant before, then it's time you try
wearing one and watch the difference in your air. Chunks of pearls have
been given creative forms at New Pearls Fair. Besides, silver bands
surround each pendant, giving them an elegant look. New Pearls Fair
is located at D.C.C. Market, Gulshan 2 and each of these pendants is
priced at tk.500.
Wall racks are handy. Hanging one in your bedroom will add to the good
look of your room. You can use such useful racks to stow your make-up,
stationers, hair bands and other accessories that you use in your every
day life. You can even hang one in your kitchen or dining room to put
containers of pepper and salt, spoons, forks and napkins. Made from
wrought iron and bamboo, each of these fine racks is available at tk.275
at the Gulshan outlet of Aarong.
Hanging a garland at your front door will not only impress your guests
but such an artistic garland will also uphold your high taste to others.
Garlands prepared from dry flowers, ribbon, fabric, plastic, net, canes
and loads of other interesting ingredients are available at Ikebana,
Banani. You can purchase such an aesthetic garland from Ikebana within
tk.75 to tk.350. Ikebana is located on Road # 6, Banani.
If you have been planning to purchase some ceramic coasters for your
household drinking containers, then pay a visit to the Gulshan outlet
of Aarong. Each of these ceramic containers holds up works of dextrous
craftspeople of Bangladesh. Every piece of these select glass coasters
will cost you tk.20. So, purchase a few of these for daily use and place
them under glasses any time you treat your guests with cool and soothing
fizz and fruit juice.
up your pill performance
Does your medicine cabinet resemble a pharmacist's shelves? Does your
medical file resemble the Webster's Dictionary because it's overflowing
with prescriptions? Chances are, you're taking more medicine than
you really need. Here's how to get the maximum mileage out of minimum
If you're taking more than eight pills a day, or more than three different
prescriptions, then your doctor is probably over prescribing. There
are many reasons why this happens. Sometimes, the doctor hasn't received
all the relevant information needed to make an accurate diagnosis.
Often, a patient will consult more than one doctor, and not inform
any of them what the other has prescribed. Whatever the reason, for
your safety, whenever you visit the doctor, make sure you inform him/her
about any medication you may already be taking. Refrain from 'self-medication',
or the act of taking over-the-counter medication without prior consultation
of a professional physician. You never know when one medicine has
an adverse reaction to another, so make sure you ask the doctor. Also,
ask if it is possible to switch to a drug that can treat more than
one condition using one active ingredient.
Studies have shown that people who miss medication take longer to
get better, and tend to suffer more from side effects. The reasons
for missing medications might be anything from simple negligence to
inconvenient dose schedules or distressing side effects. If your prescription
requires you to take a pill every eight hours, and you miss one or
two, the chances of the prescription being effective go down, and
you invariably find yourself running to the doctor again. Now, if
your doctor isn't told that you missed medications, he might actually
end up prescribing more to reinforce the effect, and thus do more
harm than good. So do yourself a favour, and follow the original prescription
to a t, and if you can't, tell your doctor.
Before starting any new medication course, make sure you have all
the facts. Ask your doctor what the pills are for, find out what side
effects to expect, and what foods to avoid, so as not to risk allergic
reactions. If possible, get yourself tested for allergies before taking
the pills. For example, people with NS-Aids allergy are generally
advised to avoid such generic drugs as Ibuprofen ®, to name one.
Find out if it is possible to lower the dosage, as higher dosages
tend to produce more side effects.
on the Supplements…
There is a common tendency to pile up on multivitamins and multi-mineral
dietary supplements, thinking that more of these will help keep one
healthy. However, these supplements aren't as harmless as one thinks.
As with all drugs, an overdose of vitamins and minerals can also have
adverse repercussions. So, unless your physician has prescribed them
to you for a specific purpose, like a deficiency, do not take these
supplements. They might prove to be the difference between good health
and a debilitating condition.
key to making your medicine work for you is to know what you're taking,
why you're taking it, how you should take it. You have to play an
active role in the medication programme, and keep the channel of communications
with your physician open at all times. You'll soon find your body,
your wallet, and your medicine cabinet thanking you.
Sabrina F Ahmad