We, at ADORN, cel­e­brate artistry and ven­er­ate an­cient and con­tem­po­rary de­signs in jew­ellery as well as the praise­wor­thy en­deav­ours of hu­man skill down the cen­turies. This in­sa­tiable ap­petite to hand-pick pre­mium artis­tic pieces drives us to scour jew­eller

Adorn - - PUBLISHER'S NOTE - Pub­lisher & Ed­i­tor Ma­neck Davar ma­neck@spen­ta­mul­ti­me­dia.com

We, at ADORN, cel­e­brate artistry and ven­er­ate an­cient and con­tem­po­rary de­signs in jew­ellery as well as the praise­wor­thy en­deav­ours of hu­man skill down the cen­turies. This in­sa­tiable ap­petite to hand-pick pre­mium artis­tic pieces drives us to scour jew­ellery ex­hi­bi­tions and art fairs across the world. In this issue, we give you a peek into one of the world’s most talked about art fairs TEFAF (The Euro­pean Fine Art Fair) held in the Nether­lands. Turn to the sec­tion Be­yond Com­pare where we have se­lected some jew­ellery pieces from the 30,000-odd works of art and an­tiques.

The late Munnu Kasli­wal of The Gem Palace, Jaipur, did In­dia proud by rais­ing jew­ellery to an art form. With clients that in­cluded roy­alty and Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters, Munnu’s works have been dis­played in the hal­lowed halls of the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art and the Krem­lin Mu­seum. His son Sid­dharth Kasli­wal has taken on the daunt­ing chal­lenge of car­ry­ing for­ward his fa­ther’s legacy. Sid­dharth’s new col­lec­tion Plique-A-Jour has al­ready set him apart from his con­tem­po­raries. In a free­wheel­ing in­ter­view with ADORN, he re­veals how his iconic fa­ther shaped his child­hood and his art.

ADORN is priv­i­leged to fea­ture the un­con­ven­tional and avant-garde works of Jew­ellery Theatre, an 18-year-old brand based in Rus­sia. Jew­ellery Theatre has gained a rep­u­ta­tion that is un­par­al­leled be­cause of its amor­phous, abstract ren­di­tions of na­ture that are dra­matic and quirky yet so­phis­ti­cated.

To­day, the world over, women are tilt­ing to­wards lightweight jew­ellery that is or­ganic and ir­reg­u­lar in form. The mod­ernist also isn’t afraid to move away from the pop­u­lar gem­stones like the big three, and make a state­ment with kyan­ite, io­lite, onyx, agate and more. Our Cover Fea­ture show­cases con­tem­po­rised forms of In­dian jew­ellery that res­onate with the woman of to­day.

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