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.
EISHITA PURI, founder designer of a two-year-old New Delhi-based fashion jewellery brand Eurumme (pronounced as yaw-rum), deviates from the beaten track. Her standout handcrafted pieces extol the virtues of imperfection – the minimalist but idiosyncratic creations come in irregular formats and are highlighted with hammered, crushed, brushed, or polished finishes.