DESIGN - Top 5 Jewellery Designers in India known for Neo-Futuristic Designs

Indian jewellery Designers has always been popular for its unique and elegant designs. At present we will discuss about five of the Top and Best 5 Indian jewellery designers that are creating treasures for tomorrow.

They say Taj Mahal was designed by Jewellers. It is
because Jewellery Designers are expected to be the
finest of artists and craftsmen humans have ever known.

No woman has ever said – “I have enough jewellery”. ‘Jewellery’ encompasses all those beautiful little (or big) pieces in your wardrobe that make you feel unique; that can outlive your clothes or shoes and even you at times; ones you can cherish for a long, long time.

In this article we will discuss about five of the Best Indian jewellery designers that are creating treasures for tomorrow:

Suhani Pittie

Suhani gives interesting labels to her collections, such as Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Dances of Earth, Child of Eden, and Grunge Begum. She has been named among the ‘35 Most Effective Women in India, Under 35’ by Femina and was awarded the Young Women Achievers Award 2012 by YFLO.

Inspired by urban spaces, Suhani loves to work with everyday metals like copper and steel and creating innovative pieces by giving them ethnic treatments.
She is best known for her copper Bidri bow necklace – in which English bow design is Indianised with bidri detailing. Bidri work is the art of silver inlaying work done in black metal.

Eina Ahluwalia

The very first Concept Jewellery Artist of India, Eina Ahluwalia does the difficult work of creating intricate luxury jewellery pieces that touch upon sensitive social issues. One of her best talked about pieces is the ornate crescent-shaped wedding neckpiece called ‘Kirpan’ which has a small sword hidden it – to be used for self-defense. This neckpiece is part of Domestic Violence collection and has been named as one of the ‘500 Art Necklaces’ by Lark Book Publishers.

Each piece Eina offers has intricate detailing and often uses sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Her collections are often featured in the Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai as well as international magazines like British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, etc. Her pieces have been worn by fashionistas like Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Frieda Pinto and British pop sensation Delilah.

Neelam Kothari

She was once a famous actress of the Indian film industry. Today, she owns one of the finest and most reputed jewellery brands in India known for offering exclusive handcrafted jewellery for the elite. Her high-class pieces are quite famous in the Middle East, Europe, United States as well as Asia (especially the Thailand). Auction houses like Sotheby’s and Chritie’s have also featured her jewels.

She is one of the few jewellers to offer authentic unheated and natural Burma rubies & sapphire stones and jewellery - gems which are more expensive than the celebrated diamonds. Art-deco and antique designs seem to be her inspiration.

Laksh Pahuja

Laksh likes to astonish and baffle his viewers with his extraordinary jewellery collections. Almost all his pieces are showstoppers. His ‘Floral Fragrant Adornment’ present gold and diamond earrings in floral, fan, and spear to spider designs and intricate shimmering gold collars with interesting pendants. A necklace of gold medallions with nine faces of Ravana, a huge dragon butterfly neckpiece with colourful wings and a giant cubic zirconia diamond pendant, Gandhi’s Vision becklace with glass lens, and Minarets armlet are some of his famous pieces.

Brooch with giant pink dolphins leaping in the water, necklace with live fish, Crowning Glory hair ornament made by imposing shell with gold and diamonds, Prime Czar metal helmet with chess pieces and figurine of Vishwanathan Anand in the centre, Timeless Titanic necklace, and Falcon head gear are some of the eclectic pieces Laksh has offered till now.

Mrinalini Chandra

Mrinalimi worked with Tanishq in Delhi and with Mont Blanc in Germany before launching her own label in India. She is best known for combining handcrafting brilliance with India’s historical and cultural glory create high fashion jewellery icons that display modern aesthetics. World Gold Council listed her among the Top 20 Jewellery Designers of India in the Auditions India, 2007-2008. However, some critics say that her jewels are more of artwork than wearable bijoux.

Some of her best-loved pieces include ‘Maths of Sorts’ collection. This collection included elaborate giant should dusters with Number 5, necklaces with geometric symbols that stretched from neck to navel, and triangles linked jaggedly as hair ornaments.

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