Award-winning fine jeweller from London, Flora Bhattachary presents a limited edition Pushpa (flower) collection that was recently displayed at the Bloomin’ Jewels exhibition that coincided with the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and London Craft Week. Inspired by floral patterns found in Anglo-Indian chintz and painted textiles, Pushpa features striking pave-set rings, earrings and necklaces with precious carved amethyst, black pearls and rich rubies set in 18-karat gold.
Commenting on the collection, Flora says, “I was inspired by the rich floral patterns found on Indian chintz exported in the 18th century. These luxury fabrics perfectly reflect the story of my family’s links with the East India Company and the rich historic cultural, trade and aesthetic exchange between India and the UK.” Ranging from star-like patterns to amethyst flower rings and earrings, the pieces exude the rich colour and decoration of Indian textiles.
The hand-carved amethyst is set centrally with a fuchsia ruby in this yellow gold ring.
The geometric floral ring in 18-karat yellow gold features pave-set rubies in star design.
The fluted drop earrings are fashioned with hand-carved amethyst drops sheltering black peacock pearls. The earring hooks bear a pave-set ruby design.