It was about time ace Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani – known for exquisite bridal couture – entered the glittering realm of designer jewellery. In a recent collaboration with Confluence, a collective by Swarovski, Tahiliani unveiled his Tarakini or starry night collection, inspired by Indian baalis and maang-tikkas. In an attempt to create easy, wearable designs that depict an amalgamation of East and West, he gave vibrant jewel tones to his designs using Swarovski crystals. Minimalistic yet traditional, each piece is a modern-classic wonder!
For an accomplished Indian designer whose aesthetics are deeply influenced by our country’s textiles, it came as no surprise when Sabyasachi launched his designer jewellery inspired by Calcutta of the olden days. Growing up, he’d often raid his mother and grandmother’s jewellery cupboards. But the real reason he created his own line was to get hold of jewellery that would complement his range of clothing. From the meandering by lanes of Trivandrum, the charming courtyards of Lucknow to the vibrant nooks of Jaipur, Sabyasachi’s Heritage India jewellery collection includes chunky, classic pieces with an old-worldly charm.
Bollywood’s favourite designer, Manish Malhotra started creating designer jewellery by entering into a partnership with Anmol Jewellers. His first piece that was unveiled at The Imperial, New Delhi were a pair of exquisitely crafted three-tiered earrings weighing a whopping 10.43 carats. With 2,516 diamonds, including 56 teardrop Forevermark diamonds, set in 18k rose gold, the chandelier jhumkas were part of the Forevermark Promise campaign.
The visionary Indian designer recently entered into a collaboration with Jet Gems to launch a jewellery line inspired by her hometown, Jaipur. Named, ‘Anita Dongre Fine Jewellery, the collection consists of jadau gold jhumkas, necklaces, bangles, and cufflinks and buttons for men.
The spunky Indian designer Manish Arora known for his neon fetish partnered with Rajasthan's ethnic-cool jeweller Amrapali to launch a thematic Candy Crush inspired, 18k gold plated designer jewellery collection. Using a wild colour palette consisting of banana yellow, rose pink, and mint green, his jewellery is a repertoire of statement belts, cupcake-shaped earrings and heart motifs. Indeed, his bejewelled fest is a pastel party with fluorescent hues and psychedelic patterns meant for the fearless woman of today!