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    Known for her red carpet essentials, Sapna Singhania makes her Chennai debut

    MUMBAI-BASED jewellery designer Sapna Singhania’s latest sees delicate designs that serve everyday requirements or jazz up a cocktail outfit. The designer has lived in Bangkok for over 18 years and learnt jewellery designing from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) there. She specialises in invisible setting, “where the prongs of metal holding the stones aren’t visible. Instead, grooves in the stones’ girdle slip into the metal frame below, giving an illusion of size,” she says. She will be at Evoluzione this weekend.Fashionable firsts
    For the designer’s first showcase in the city, she is bringing a mix of cocktail and everyday jewellery. These include rings, bracelets, earrings, bangles and cuff links. She is also bringing lightweight jewellery for children that includes simple earrings and bracelets. Singhania says her contemporary designs are “inspired by architecture of various places, nature and sometimes even prints and designs on garments.” Widely-travelled, she adds that the architecture of “Croatia and Prague have made a lasting impact.”
    Inspirations and more
    While Singhania loves designs by Cartier, Chanel and David Morris, among Indian designers she favours Amrapali. Her easy-to-wear jewellery works at destination weddings, where you don’t want to lug along heavy sets. She prefers 18 carat gold, sapphires in different colours, diamonds, rubies and emeralds. “I also like working with mother of pearl,” she adds. According to her, the four must-have pieces in a working woman’s wardrobe are a pair of diamond hoops, a solitaire ring, a tennis bracelet and a jewelled watch. These pieces, she believes can be worn with numerous outfits.

    At Evoluzione, today and tomorrow, from 11 am onwards. Rs 1,00,000 onwards. Details: 28333627 sapnasinghania.com

    Sumitra Nair

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