The collection A Walk Through Venice by Dubai-based jewellery designer Vinita Michael evokes the romance associated with the City of Masks.
Delicious fruits have been articulated in precious colour gemstones in the latest Forbidden Fruit collection by London-based designer Anabela Chan.
Teasing out and chiselling an alluring and classy piece of jewellery from a piece of wood can be a challenge as it can be difficult to manipulate it to get the desired result. Wood is organic and is expressive, according to RAZIA KUNJ, the creative founder of the eponymous label that she founded two years ago. Her handmade jewellery collections with colourful Indian motifs have a playful, quirky edge and are infused with a feisty spirit. Blending the natural character of wood with her artistic brilliance, Razia’s collections are earthy yet contemporary in form.
Debasmita Ghosh from Ahmedabad belongs to a breed of artists, who express their ideas by using common material – in her case she prefers the humble glass. In December 2017, Debasmita launched her brand Aadikara, meaning the first
creator, and another name for Lord Brahma. In a short span, success has followed this NIFT and NID Design postgraduate. She manipulates glass to create beautiful, nature-inspired designer jewellery that blew our minds.
UK-based award-winning fine jewellery designer, Flora Bhattachary launched her latest collection as part of the fine jewellery presentation curated by La Maison Couture,
A strong in-built design sense combined with a lineage of
Palanpuri community diamond dealers proved to be fortuitous for Riddhi Doshi, a Mumbai-based jewellery designer, who has been steadfastly making a name for herself in the bespoke jewellery segment. Blessed with an affable demeanour, Riddhi loves her profession as much as she loves to look after her husband and her two young children. A jewellery designer par excellence, Riddhi also devotes time to scuba-diving, dancing, and travelling. Her bejewelled, diamond-studded creations blend the magic of quintessentially vintage style and modern-day glamour. Each individual, she believes, is unique and so, she creates a special piece for every special client.
The secret of her success in running an eponymous jewellery
brand since the last ten years lies in hard work, passion towards
her craft, nurturing clients and creating timeless works of art that they can cherish for life.
Diamonds sizzle and so does this femme fatale, who looks drop-dead gorgeous in high thigh-slit gowns, décolleté jackets and fur coats.
Life in general is an inspiration for this Indian-born designer settled in America. Priyadarshini Himatsingka is well-known for her signature handmade creations that have a feel of imperfection – leaning towards the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Defining modern minimalism, her austere creations in silver and gold are sometimes garnished with a smattering of rose-cuts that are specially cut in her studio.
Sometimes the reasons for the ties that bind are inexplicable. Cultures that are not even remotely connected with your roots suddenly have a strong pull on you.
For a fairly new entrant in the world of jewellery, Mumbai-based designer Neha Roongta’s designs are creating ripples.