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Weaving Mughal Inspiration into Contemporary Jewellery Design

Weaving Mughal Inspiration into Contemporary Jewellery Design

The Taantvi Collection by Moksh Jewellery It is rare to find a jewellery collection that harks back to the splendours of Mughal art and architecture and yet is still able to present a very contemporary look. This is what Moksh Jewellery’s Taantvi Collection is all about. Incorporating sinuous motifs and jewellery crafting techniques of India’s Mughal past with an overall design aesthetic that is very modern, Taantvi is a jewellery collection like no other. Mumbai based Moksh Jewellery has a…

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Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

The Story of the Art of Pearl Faceting Fascinated, utterly and completely, is how I would describe myself when I saw my first faceted pearl. This was innovation, a completely novel idea which had given pearls something of a “make-over.” Like a gemstone with so many different surfaces and planes, a faceted pearl has the ability to reflect light and create a scintillating and resplendent luminosity that is hard to ignore. The thing with faceted pearls is that you cannot…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

Jeweller Par Excellence and a Trail Blazer in so many ways It is rare to come across a fine jewellery designer whose design repertoire is as panoramic as that of Christopher Walling. From very modern, contemporary and edgy pieces all the way to jewellery designs evoking the romance of bygone times, Christopher’s fine jewellery pieces are breathtaking in every sense of the word. His influence on modern jewellery is undeniable. Described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting…

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Wings of Light and Grace

Wings of Light and Grace

Mikimoto’s Feather Collection Recently Mikimoto added another collection to their High Jewellery repertoire. Called the Feather Collection, it is on one word, absolutely exquisite. This is not the first time Mikimoto has crafted jewellery based on the feather motif, but this is its first collection entirely dedicated to it. Feathers have been a part of our adornment for many, many years and feather jewellery is rife with symbolism. Associated with freedom, truth, hope as well as faith, it’s jewellery that…

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The New ID of Pearls

The New ID of Pearls

W. Rosado’s Pearl ID collection is just what pearl jewellery needed right now! About a week ago, I woke up to the happy circumstance of having my Instagram feed flooded with glamourous images of the W. Rosado’s Pearl ID Collection. There was a feeling of celebration to the entire social media blitz, as if a much anticipated event had finally taken place. And with good reason! Each and every jewellery piece posted on Instagram was exquisite to say the least…

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A Converation with Jewellery Designer Hiroko Uchida at LENA International

A Converation with Jewellery Designer Hiroko Uchida at LENA International

The words that come to mind when you see Hiroko Uchida’s exquisite jewellery creations are: Edgy, Stylish and Exciting! Hiroko, Owner and Jewellery Designer at LENA International in Tokyo, has had a long and very illustrious career. Her design roots are in fashion which she has melded very elegantly into her jewellery designs. Introducing beautiful, organic baroque pearls in fine jewellery, when only perfectly round pearls were the accepted standard, Hiroko is a trail blazer and has led the way…

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The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

When the pandemic lockdown started here in Canada, in mid-March, there was an overwhelming sense of panic which we all experienced- will we be all right? This, however, was slowly replaced by the realization that now that we had time on our hands, how was it to be utilized in the best possible manner? For Carlos Grobler, bespoke jewellery designer and owner at Aurelio Fine Metal Studio, there was a very heart touching commission, which among his many other projects,…

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A Look at Yoko London’s “Sleek Collection”

A Look at Yoko London’s “Sleek Collection”

sleek adjective: smooth, shiny, not untidy (Cambridge English Dictionary) Yoko London recently launched their Sleek Collection, featuring beautiful Akoya and Freshwater Pearls paired with diamonds.  The collection presents a selection of earrings that are both modern and stylish. There is an unmistakable sense of minimalism in the design aesthetic of this fine jewellery collection. Nothing is extra, everything appears precise and measured. The designs are characterized by very clean lines, arcs and waves and the colour palette of the collection…

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