Often, the only surviving record of a culture is its art. A jewellery piece, when finely crafted, becomes a timeless work of art worthy of being passed down through generations. Jewellery and art aficionados have been treated to a season of special fairs held in London and New York, giving them an opportunity to indulge in and cherish these coveted possessions.
The Goldsmith’s Fair in London drew participation from 150 of the UK’s best jewellers and silversmiths showcasing modern jewellery treasures, while the 10-day Asian Art London held a series of auctions, gallery-selling exhibitions and customised museum visits. The European Fine Art Fair, popularly known as TEFAF, debuted in New York with some stunning haute joaillerie masterpieces. We bring to you a medley of admirable treasures in Museum Tour and Spotlight.
Delhi-based designer Neha Dani’s limited edition and bespoke jewellery pieces are prized as they reflect the unique taste of the wearer. Her one-off organic rhodium-plated gold renditions look like Impressionist artworks stippled and shaded with fancy colour diamonds. Read about her journey to the top in Creative Charisma.
Diamonds are the focus of ace jewellery designer Reena Ahluwalia, whose paintings project the many facets of this arrestingly beautiful gemstone. In Tete-a-Tete, Reena talks about the ease with which she switches roles from designer to painter. Diamonds again take centre stage in the Cover Feature, which illuminates various fancy cuts like marquise, ovals, and baguettes in exciting patterns. This issue also highlights major jewellery trends for the wedding season in the Bridal Splendour, Style Quotient, and Bridal Gallery sections.
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.