SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DI­A­MOND

Vi­hari Jew­els’ em­pha­sis on high­light­ing the gem­stones al­lows its cre­ations to im­press

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - News - Text Ter­ence Lim

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.

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