Jewellery enthusiasts and buyers are in for a treat this coming week. The FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is bringing Jewelled Treasures, an exquisite exhibition of precious and non-precious jewellery, to the city. “With over 60 stalls, it aims not just to serve as a platform, but also help skill development,” says Sudha Shivkumar, the senior vice chairperson of FLO. Having held three similar exhibits before—in 2005, 2010 and 2013—Shivkumar now hopes to make it an annual affair. Among the noted names coming from around the country are Outhouse by Sasha and Kaabia Grewal, Hyderabad-based Vasundhara and her exquisite diamonds, and Jaipur-based Sangeeta Boochra’s Silver Centre, specialising in traditional jewellery made by Rajasthani karigars. Here’s a look at some of the others.
Breathing space by Eina Ahluwalia: Known for artistic jewellery, Breathing Space, by Kolkata-based designer Eina Ahluwalia, features pieces from her new collection, Paradisiac, and classics from her earlier collections. “Paradisiac aims to remind you of absolute perfection, no matter who you are,” says Ahluwalia. The motifs are varied—from the Sacred Geometry series to mythological creatures like sirens. Expect earrings, necklaces, rings, cuffs, haathphools and mangtikkas. Rs 2,400 onwards. Details: einaahluwalia.com
Shachee : This Mumbai-based designer is known for making handcrafted jewellery that is textured like lace, and also for creating pieces from mosaic made out of glass. “The ancient technique of glass pulling is used only in Venice and Russia, where glass with less silica is used—to allow effective shaping,” explains Shachee Shah, who studied fashion designing from SNDT, Mumbai. Started five years ago, the line focusses on wearable jewellery. Shah works with 18 karat gold, diamonds and, at times, pearls. Expect necklaces, pendants, cuffs, earrings and rings. Rs 75,000 onwards. Details: email@example.com
Yoube: A Mumbai-based jewellery brand—sported by the likes of actress Aditi Rao Hydari—Yoube is bringing down bold designs. Expect to find multi-strand neck pieces, chunky rings, dangling earrings and elaborate cuffs. Aakash Barmecha, CEO, says, “Expect unconventional jadau jewellery, pieces with meenakari work and heirloom jewellery.” He will also be showcasing body chains, ear and palm cuffs, and waist-cinching belts. Rs 15,000 onwards. Details: 022 61201900
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Aeshaane by Neesha Amrish: The city-based designer, who specialises in eco-friendly jewellery, has exhibited her seven-year-old brand at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, alongside the likes of Alexander McQueen. The NID graduate, who also designs clothes, was inspired to put the cloth scraps to better use—offering contemporary jewellery made from fabric and alloy. “I mainly work with ahimsa silk and make jewellery that is lightweight, colourful and fun,” says Amrish, who uses traditional motifs inspired from temple jewellery to create fusion pieces. Also inspired by animal prints and origami, she makes jewellery with geometric motifs, too. Rs 3,500 onwards. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
— Sumitra Nair