PUB­LISHER’S NOTE

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

E “very­thing has its beauty, but not ev­ery­one sees it,” Andy Warhol, an Amer­i­can artist and di­rec­tor, had once re­marked. In­spi­ra­tion is all around us, but it is only the gifted few who see things dif­fer­ently. This is­sue of ADORN spot­lights some global iconic de­sign­ers from the gem and jew­ellery in­dus­try, who ex­press their ideas and cre­ations that bear their in­di­vid­ual stamp of in­ge­nu­ity. Take the Span­ish jew­ellery brand Magerit (see Global Icon), head­quar­tered in Madrid. Mo­ti­vated by the Art Nou­veau form, the avant-garde house is known for show­cas­ing man and beast co-ex­ist­ing har­mo­niously in na­ture. The sculp­tural, sinewy forms of jew­ellery recre­ate life-like vi­sions and bear a unique de­sign lex­i­con.

This is­sue of ADORN spot­lights some global iconic de­sign­ers from the gem and jew­ellery in­dus­try, who ex­press their ideas and cre­ations that bear their in­di­vid­ual stamp of in­ge­nu­ity.

Fawaz Gru­osi, founder and cre­ative head of de Grisogono, Geneva, en­joys a huge fan-fol­low­ing of A-list Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties, who wear his cre­ations to make a strong im­pres­sion at red car­pet events. Ex­plod­ing with colour­ful con­trasts, Gru­osi’s jew­ellery spells high quo­tient glam­our (see Shin­ing Light).

Emer­ald, the ver­dant gem­stone, is the muse of UKbased de­signer Gargi Rathi, who is of In­dian ori­gin. Her love af­fair with emer­alds goes back to her childhood days. She be­lieves that emer­alds must be worn by all women, and her brand is the only one in the world that is ded­i­cated to emer­ald jew­ellery with di­a­monds and pearls used as ac­cents (see Cre­ative Charisma).

The epic and sur­real works of the renowned gold­smith, en­graver and sculp­tor, the late Gio’ Po­modoro, are be­ing show­cased at Museo del Gioiello (Jew­ellery Mu­seum) in Vi­cenza, Italy, (see Mu­seum Tour). It’s a be tting ret­ro­spec­tive of the artist, who was ahead of his times.

Sob­hita Dhuli­pala, ac­tor and for­mer Miss Fem­ina In­dia Earth, mod­els tem­ple jew­ellery, one of the most cel­e­brated forms of In­dian artistry, in our Cover Fea­ture.

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