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Off the Shelf: November-December 2013

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Nothing less than geometric splendour, the moody blue suite or a blazing red singular ring by Picchiotti, Italy, a high-end jeweller, are examples of classicism that meet modernism. The Unheated collection carefully chooses the best and the rarest of gemstones which are not enhanced by any treatment. Simple yet understated, the designs are for connoisseurs who crave classic luxury.

The cascading platinum necklace is highlighted with faceted cushion-cut and unheated blue sapphire cabochons sourced from Sri Lanka and Burma, and embellished with large round diamonds. The linear earrings reflect the same pattern. A gorgeous platinum three-stone ring features an 8-carat unheated Mozambique oval ruby flanked by two oval fancy vivid yellow diamonds. The Bow Brooch is ‘centre-pinned’ with a unique 52-carat unheated Sri Lanka yellow cushion sapphire surrounded by a harmonious assemblage of ribbons set with large round diamonds and flawlessly re-cut baguette diamonds.


In a bid to include gold in your daily wardrobe, Tanishq launches the scrumptious third edition of Mia, a line of new age work-wear jewellery that is high on style and low on cost. Starting at Rs. 4,999, Mia 3.0 is more elaborate with a few funky designs thrown in to appeal to the younger generation. A blend of yellow and white gold lends the collection a formal look. Embracing superior finishes, the pieces are accented with diamonds and bear openwork or sinuous lines. These jewellery pieces will pretty you up in an instant.


Off the shelfMahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery, Mumbai, showcases its festive collection designed on classic, vintage lines with
inimitable cuts that add a mesmerising sparkle to the pieces. The alluring collection radiates an aura of its own, making any outfit look glamorous. Giving jewellery a classy edge, the collection is stylishly designed in gold, diamonds, rubies and pearls. The diamond cuff can set any woman’s heart aflutter. A mélange of oval, round and pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, offset by a leafy border encrusted with round diamonds in a broad bangle can be simply irresistible. Fancy-cut white and champagne diamonds jazz it up in the V-shaped choker with an emerald gemstone drop pendant. Curvaceous earrings that spell style and sophistication are the perfect accessory to spruce up your glam quotient this festive season.


goldLooking eastward for inspiration, Luca Carati of Italy unveiled its two dainty collections that are symbolic of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. The Sakura collection is dedicated to the cherry blossom, a flower much cherished in that country. Crafted in white, rose and yellow gold, the line is saturated with white diamonds and complemented with blue, pink and yellow sapphires. The classic jewellery pieces come in the form of big and small rings, elegant pendants and petite earrings. The Obi collection is influenced by the knot on the kimono belt. The intertwined and superbly crafted jewels include rings, earrings and pendants made in white, rose and yellow gold with white diamonds and blue, yellow or pink sapphires.


IsabelThe Spanish jeweller Carrera y Carrera wraps up the essence of the glorious period of the Spanish Empire in its Tesoros Del Imperio collection that consists of four lines – Reina, Velazquez, Isabel and Cervantes. The lines are well-carved and provide a befitting nod to the artistic era. Reina, a blend of white and yellow gold with diamonds or white gold offset with blue topaz, takes its reference from the lightweight collars of clothing called ruffs, which were symbolic of class, distinction, and sophistication. The line includes rings, earrings, and pendants. The Velázquez line takes its inspiration from the embroidery, fabrics, and colours of Spain’s Golden Age. The voluminous jewellery is richly decorated with a touch of colour and brocade motifs in yellow or white gold set with amethyst. Diamonds play a central role in the Isabel line mounted in white and yellow gold with diamonds, while the Cervantes collection highlights its take on the dandy neck ruffs and lace cuffs with the help of complex yet precise designs. The figurative work is represented in rings, earrings, and pendants crafted in plain yellow gold, yellow or white gold with diamonds. It’s poetry in gold!


pendalGo light this season with’s latest collection that reiterates modern designs with a geometrical edge. The collection is understated and spells contemporary chic. Swap your chunky gold jewellery for these sleek pieces accented with rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Featured here are the Anokhi earrings with a trail of pretty pink gemstones fixated between gold lines with diamond trimmings on one side. Gold stems radiate within an oval frame in the Victoria earrings, while the Widyat bangle is the epitome of minimalism. Dainty and delicate, it complements slender wrists.


pendalRreverie by Isha Katoria brings to you a kitschy jewellery line with splashes of colour to heighten the joys of this festive season. Unleash your bohemian spirit with the whimsy earrings shaped like the wings of a butterfly, or unlock your style quotient with vintage key pendants. Break the rules by donning the gypsy-inspired necklaces or incorporate a traditional twist with classic pieces from the Avadh and Benaras collections. If you love folksy glamour, then here’s what you should go for.


diamondPalak jewellery of Surat presents a range of high-end diamond jewellery for those special occasions when you are in a mood to dress up and do not want to settle for anything  less ostentatious. The white and yellow gold necklace features diamond-set sprays that end in diamond drops. The inner edge of the necklace is adorned with stylised scrolls set with baguettes. The earrings mimic the pattern of the necklace. Wear the swish set and seize the day!


necklessShobha Shringar, a Mumbai-based couture jewellery house, presents designer gold jewellery with antique finish. Pictured here are some beauties – a large handcrafted Ganesha pendant articulated in carved coral is seated on an ornate throne with openwork pattern – a mesh of gold accented with coloured gems interjected with gold leaves featuring kundan-set polkis. The pendant terminates with a carved emerald drop with a surround of bezel-set diamonds. The broad cuff shows detailed workmanship, and is covered with carved florets with bezel-set diamond spacers. The cuff centres on a large floral motif with a cabochon emerald surrounded by baguette diamonds and a further surround of faceted diamonds.

The gold, diamond and basra pearl necklace is a confluence of contemporary and traditional formats. the central gem-set motif takes inspiration from the south indian culture, while the Zambian emerald drop featuring kundan-set diamonds showcases the influence of north indian art. Infusing old-world charm into modern-day jewels, this sophisticated collection is a winner.


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