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.
If there has been a jewellery brand that has chosen to take an offbeat path, it is Magerit, a Spanish company headquartered in Madrid. It was born to be different! Magerit’s creative journey began in 1994, and the co-founders, who came with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, wanted to infuse a level of artistry that distinctly resembled Art Nouveau sculptures. Strong, sinewy and supple human and bestiary forms serenely coexist in the poetic imagery depicted in gold and gemstones, bringing to life nature’s forces, old legends, and mythological figures among others. DANIEL CALVO, the award-winning creative director and one of the owners of Magerit, delves deeper into the design philosophy of this exceptional jewellery brand.