What to expect at Project Blossoming — a showcase of unique jewellery
Come June 6, and 10 pieces of jewellery by the country’s leading jewellers will go on auction at Christie’s, Mumbai. Proceeds from this auction will go towards the education of underprivileged girls. An initiative by UK-based Gemfields, a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, this project is in aid of Project Nanhi Kali, established in 1996 to provide quality education to underprivileged girls in India. “We hope to educate about 2,000 girls and expect to raise at least `50 lakh from the auction. The jewellers will be getting the manufacturing cost of the pieces and the profits will go towards the cause,” says Rupak Sen, the regional marketing director, Asia, for Gemfields. These creations were exhibited at Amethyst yesterday, and here are a few of them in case you missed the unveiling.
Necklace by Abaran
This necklace by the Bangalore-based brand is crafted with diamonds—Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies—and set in 18-karat white gold Estimated between Rs. 39,00,000 and Rs. 47,00,000.
Brooch by Hazoorilal
New Delhi-based Hazoorilal has created a brooch that symbolises the girl child in bloom. It has yellow diamonds emerging from a flower of rubies and white diamonds—surrounded by emerald and diamond leaves. Estimated between Rs. 21,00,000 and Rs. 25,00,000.
Cuff by Narayan Jewellers
Set in 18-karat white gold, this cuff has flowers made of emerald briolette and diamonds that can be opened. By Baroda-based Narayan Jewellers, it is estimated between Rs. 35,50,000 and Rs. 43,00,000.
The pieces will be on a road show around the country till June 6. For details, log on to projectblossoming.com
— Team Indulge