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P U B L I S H E R ’ S
N O T E
INDIA’S FIRST LUXURY JEWELLERY MAGAZINE JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017
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vant-garde artists
are soul-searchers
and have a unique
way of expressing
themselves through their chosen
medium. Individualism is a
perfect foil for innovative ideas
and in this issue, we have hand-
picked jewellery designers who display a rare
streak of originality that has now become their
signature mark. They are unafraid to try out new
technologies to realise their dreams in precious
metals, and yet they are not out of sync with age-
old crafts that lend the touch of eternal charm to
their collections.
In Creative Charisma, we present an exclusive
interview with Ukrainian genius Stanislav Drokin,
who combines handcrafting skills with high
technical knowledge. His atelier, which he refers
to as his creative lab, is a sacred place where the
old and new worlds co-exist.
Publisher & Editor
Maneck Davar
Avant-garde artists are
unafraid to try out new
technologies to realise
their dreams in precious
metals, and yet they are
not out of sync with age-
old crafts that lend the
touch of eternal charm to
their collections.
The ‘rock star’ of the global jewellery industry,
Stephen Webster, who has earned the sobriquet
partly because of his lifestyle and his Dylanesque
looks, takes his craft very seriously. He, too,
straddles the worlds of traditional and modern
methods and has a firm grip on his skills to make
jewellery that is sought after by Hollywood stars.
Check out his outré yet ultra-glamorous creations
in Global Icon.
Poet-goldsmith Jasmine Alexander is
a daredevil and a fierce protector of the
environment. Her collaboration with Sea
Shepherd UK began when she joined them for an
expedition on the high seas to chase away gun-
toting fishermen. Recently, Jasmine produced a
20-piece collection for Sea Shepherd, and part of
the proceeds will go towards conserving marine
life. Turn to Spotlight to read
more about her endeavour.
NIFT-graduate Himani Grover
interned with legendary jewellery
artist Giampiero Bodino, creative
head of the Richemont group.
In New Talent, Himani recalls
Bodino’s strong cultural affinity
to his Italian roots. Impressed,
the young artist came back to India to start her
brand Chicory Chai that captures the beauty of
the raw and rugged landscape of the country
through its fashionable jewels.
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