SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND
Vihari Jewels’ emphasis on highlighting the gemstones allows its creations to impress
Vihari Jewels sparkles
Vihari Sheth is particularly pleased with her latest creations for the La Rosa collection. The designer and managing director of Vihari Jewels has recently given birth to her second child and with motherhood issues taking top priority in her life, it has not stopped her from designing a pair of earrings and a matching ring for the collection.
Credit has to be given to the diamond rough, which comes in vivid purple with a light crimson tinge to it. Attracted by its beautiful hue and the potential it possesses, Sheth and her family acquired the stone. Then, her brother sat down with a diamond cutter, who is 78 years old, to process and cut the rough to the exact dimensions required.
“My brother cuts them personally with the best cutter in the world,” she tells Jewels & Time. “[ The cutter] lives in New York and my brother has been learning from him for two years.” The rough was then cut into one pear-shaped piece and two smaller round-cut ones. For the ring, Sheth made the pear-shaped rose-coloured diamond the centre of attraction by encircling it with 11 pear-shaped diamonds that had their sharp tips pointing inwards; this way, it creates a depth of feel and accentuates the star stone such that it stands out.
Each of the two round-cut diamonds is surrounded by a sprinkling of pink diamonds to form the centrepiece, which is then encircled by 10 other pear-shaped diamonds. Like the matching ring, the pear-shaped diamonds also point inwards, allowing the rose and pink diamond cluster to stand out prominently. These two pieces are held together by two other diamondstudded components to form a pair of dangly earrings. Because of the clarity of the diamonds as well as the unique and rich colour of the pink centrepieces, the pair of earrings adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble; it will definitely earn the wearer extra attention too.
The La Rosa collection demonstrates the way Sheth designs her creations. The stones always come to the fore first because her aim is to bring the best qualities of the gems out. Then, she injects elements inspired by nature and romance, which are the two themes that the 30-year-old feels most motivated by, into the designs. With the family’s experience and established network in the diamond trade—the Sheths have been in the industry for three generations— it’s only natural that the jewellery pieces strike a chord with people—connoisseurs or otherwise.
While the gemstones are major statements, Vihari Sheth has designed them to be highly wearable.