A rare, precious item becomes all the more appealing and valuable as it acquires antiquity. This issue of ADORN focuses on an endeavour that highlights such exceptional, inimitable objets de vertu that will no doubt go on to become heirlooms. The ongoing exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County spotlights 60 natural fancy green diamonds of various sizes and intensities from vivid-green and red to yellow-green and deep grey violet. Leaf through the Museum Tour section to learn more about these magnificent rarities.
Contemporary formats are recurrent themes that are increasingly attracting the young and old alike. Earlier in November, the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show exhibited around 5,000 avant-garde jewellery pieces by world-class contemporary artists that piqued the interest of connoisseurs. Some of these out-of-the-box creations are presented in this issue.
Beirut-based Ralph Masri, 28, an award-winning designer who honed his skills at Central Saint Martins, London, balances the act of producing fine quality jewellery imbued with a high fashion element. Read more about his inspiration and design philosophy in Creative Charisma.
Back on home turf, Pallavi Foley from Bengaluru, a futurist jewellery designer who breaks every convention, forecasts the trends for 2018. This super-successful designer with a large clientele understands the likes and dislikes of today’s generation. She believes that millennials are drawn to pieces that convey a personal message, and are also open to experimenting with newer formats of adornment such as body ornaments. Read more about her views in Style Expert.
Adorn is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to luxury jewellery. It is published and circulated in India by Spenta Multimedia. Adorn is two years old, and is a high-quality offering, produced in a larger-than-normal format on imported art paper, rich with visuals and full of exciting content. Adorn features the latest offerings from national and international jewellery houses. Every issue has a cover feature and themed photo spreads with top models such as Lisa Haydon, Vipasha Agarwal, Netra Raghuraman, and Bollywood stars like Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Aditi Rao Hydari and Shraddha Kapoor. Besides, it also covers red carpet events and what the who’s who is wearing in jewellery today. The magazine also looks to educate readers about the craft of jewellery-making and features articles on subjects like diamond settings, gemstone cuts, and enamelling techniques written by experts and renowned jewellery historians. The magazine, which has a print run of 20,000 copies, is on sale at newsstands across India and is distributed free to a database of high-net worth individuals.