STAND­OUT SPARKLERS AT IIJS

IIJS, the much- awaited mega show in terms of in­no­va­tion and de­sign, of­fers trend di­rec­tions for the up­com­ing months. SOLI­TAIRE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL high­lights some brands and de­sign­ers who had some­thing novel on dis­play.

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In­dia’s most ac­claimed jew­ellery de­signer Anand Shah sur­prises clients time and again by un­veil­ing con­cep­tual in­no­va­tions at the show. Hailed among the world’s ten best jew­ellery de­sign­ers, Shah works his magic with the yel­low metal – his pre­ferred can­vas. In­spired by the eternal beauty of na­ture, the mae­stro glo­ri­fies its ele­ments with al­ter­na­tive ma­te­rial com­bined with gold. “I see God in na­ture, and since I rep­re­sent it in yel­low gold, even the metal be­comes sa­cred for me,” notes Shah. “That is the rea­son why I con­sider gold to be my can­vas.”

At IIJS, Shah un­veiled an ex­clu­sive bri­dal col­lec­tion in 22-karat gold ac­cen­tu­ated with mir­rors. The ‘Aeena’ or the Mir­ror col­lec­tion is hand­made and crafted us­ing an­cient crafts such as fil­i­gree, gran­u­la­tion, jaali work and chi­trai. Per­fect for a modern bride, the breath­tak­ing Aeena col­lec­tion mir­rors the beauty of Mother Na­ture.

The in­spir­ing life of Saint Mother Teresa mo­ti­vated jew­ellery de­signer Laksh Pahuja to cre­ate a piece of jew­ellery as a trib­ute. Un­veiled by in­dus­try lead­ers in­clud­ing Nirupa Bhatt, Vaishali Baner­jee and San­jay Kothari, the neck­lace de­picts the flaw­less wings of an an­gel, stud­ded with white and blue Swarovski cu­bic zir­co­nia to rep­re­sent her hum­ble at­tire – a white cot­ton sari with blue stripes. The many re­li­gious sym­bols en­graved on the neck­lace ar­tic­u­late her open-hearted na­ture, never fo­cus­ing on any par­tic­u­lar caste or creed. “My mo­tive was to bring out Saint Mother Teresa’s mis­sion­ary work and the lau­rels she achieved for be­ing the mother to all, through my new cre­ation. The rosary beads de­pict the uni­ver­sal­ity of the prayer sym­bol com­mon to all re­li­gions,” Laksh Pahuja stated.

High-end cou­ture brand Noor­sons In­ter­na­tional Pvt. Ltd. makes a state­ment every year at the show. This time, the third­gen­er­a­tion jew­eller, prin­ci­pal de­signer and di­rec­tor Mo­hammed Im­tiaz Moti­wala, pre­sented a spec­tac­u­lar range of jew­ellery, in­clud­ing de­signer cock­tail rings, and one-off earrings and neck­pieces set with rose cuts and fine qual­ity pre­cious stones. He caters to niche clients in In­dia and the Mid­dle East.

Ac­cord­ing to Moti­wala, tas­selled jew­ellery and rose cuts and fancy-cut di­a­monds have been trend­ing this year.

Ex­quis­ite Fine Jew­ellery pre­sented a mar­vel­lous melange of colour gem­stone jew­ellery – from tas­selled art deco pen­dant

neck­laces adorned with Aus­tralian opals and emer­alds, sin­gle line gem-set neck­laces to dou­ble tas­selled lo­tus-in­spired neck­laces and del­i­cate earrings, rings and pen­dants or­na­mented with warm honey toned gems. State­ment neck­laces set with chryso­prase, rock crys­tal and the danc­ing di­a­mond col­lec­tion were the show steal­ers.

Anju Jain, cre­ative head of the brand, said, “We have cre­ated a line of ca­sual wear jew­ellery that is colour­ful yet sub­dued with a global ap­peal.”

A colour­ful dis­play of one-off jew­els took the spot­light in the booth of Golecha’s Jew­els (My Choice In­ter­na­tional). An amaz­ing

in­ter­play of ge­om­e­try and vin­tage flavour dom­i­nated the col­lec­tion of brooch/sarpech, earrings, pen­dants, and bracelets in 18-karat gold. The daily wear, gem-laden lines were state­ment pieces that could be teamed with ca­sual or for­mal at­tire with ease.

San­skriti Jew­els has carved a niche for it­self in the daily wear de­signer jew­ellery seg­ment. This IIJS, the brand that is noted for its ex­quis­ite 14-karat col­lec­tions, un­veiled its Phulkari line dressed with un­usual colour gem­stones in­clud­ing cal­cites, rock crys­tals, carved corals, pink sap­phires and more. There was a va­ri­ety of stylised ten­nis bracelets, hand and palm cuffs and knock­out rings un­der R2 lakh.

Savio Jew­ellery of Jaipur is an award-win­ning man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany known for us­ing the finest qual­ity of di­a­monds and gem­stones in their col­lec­tions. Part­ners Ab­hishek and Ashish Sand al­ways be­lieve in re­search­ing the mar­ket be­fore the IIJS and so they pre­sented col­lec­tions that are in sync with to­day’s con­sumers. This time they un­veiled a bou­quet of lines in­clud­ing Fan­ta­sia, a prom­i­nent line in rose gold, for which Savio de­vel­oped a spe­cial al­loy of rose gold that is in the process of be­ing patented. Us­ing il­lu­sion and mi­cro set­tings, the fine line sparkles with fan­cy­cut di­a­monds of VVS-EF qual­ity.

The Bloom col­lec­tion fo­cuses on high qual­ity, nat­u­ral and un­treated emer­alds, blue sap­phires, ru­bies and colour stones jux­ta­posed with gold cut work. The Yelle’ line takes in­spi­ra­tion from the bril­liance of the sun. With just the right shade of fine yel­low colour, th­ese un­treated and fancy shaped di­a­monds have been hand­picked and set in 18-karat white gold.

Savio Jew­ellery San­skriti Jew­els Savio Jew­ellery

Ex­quis­ite Fine Jew­ellery Golecha’s Jew­els

Anand Shah

Anand Shah

Ex­quis­ite Fine Jew­ellery

Laksh Pahuja

Ex­quis­ite Fine Jew­ellery Anand Shah

Noor Sons In­ter­na­tional

Golecha’s Jew­els

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