The Jewellery Journal

Zariin Girl Moment

Zariin Girl Moment

Most of us are on a shopping spree all round the year and when it is the season for sale, we girls go vroommm. But the only thing that makes me feel a bit better is that during sales I save a lot of time […]

Say Yes to 3D printed jewellery !!!

Say Yes to 3D printed jewellery !!!

Documenting jewellery has always made me excited. It makes me travel to events and exhibitions and is a gateway to incredible experiences. Recently I got to visit India’s biggest 3D printing expo held at Nehru Science Centre where I got an opportunity to explore the […]

Cubism for the 21st Century Lady

Cubism for the 21st Century Lady

I started this blog a few month back because I wanted to express how individualistic I feel by styling a wearable art with my outfit. It is very rare to find people wearing bold jewellery  with minimal outfits. This is how I met Aishwarya Mirikar, a recently graduated jewellery designer. She is a junior from college but our interaction  grew only when I found her wearing this beautiful pendant at work one random day.

She comes from a Science background but somehow landed in Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ), Mumbai for her passion into jewellery. She is keen on jewellery making and specialised the same in her final year. She handcrafted each product for her collection that was designed for the graduation project. Her project was themed on Cubism as one can easily make it from her designs. This girl is brilliant at designing on CAD rather than hand sketching. She likes it more as she can play with various 3D forms on the design software. I must not forget to mention her favourite timepass is to watch Game of Thrones. 

Aishwarya mentions that she drew her inspiration from the paintings and sculptures of the Cubism era that took place in the 20th century. The collection is solely based on the perspectives of Picasso for human figurines. The design in itself depicts the roots of cubism by their dismantling effect. She definitely played with different materials and finally decided to use Lucite, a form of plastic which is quite an unusual material to be used into jewellery, especially in India. Lucite is light in weight and is a brilliant material to add bold colours to your artwork. PS: Bold colours were also one of the highlights in this era. 

 

Let’s have a look at the collection!!

Pendant for the bold woman, depicting the face of a man in 3 dimension

Mis-Match earrings

Pendant intricately depicting a face based on Picasso’s perspective

Currently, Aishwarya is working with the jewellery development team at Imaginarium, India’s largest 3D printing company. With this she aims to gain further experience from the industry and keep growing with a little success every time. It is always best to have conversation with such potential artists. 

 

 

Taashaa X Aishwarya Mirikar

 

AKIHI – Textile X Handcrafted Jewellery

AKIHI – Textile X Handcrafted Jewellery

Akihi has a very beautiful meaning as it is the illimitable and instinctive pursuit within oneself, it means listening to directions and then walking off promptly forgetting them. AKIHI, a label founded by Srishti Arora in the royal lands of Jaipur is a perfect example […]

Krithaa, a unique blend of contemporary mechanism!

Krithaa, a unique blend of contemporary mechanism!

Being a Jewellery enthusiast, it has always been a hobby for me to explore and search new ways of adorning myself with various forms of contemporary art. In order to fulfil my desire for something irregular and exclusive, I encountered Krithaa at Kalaghoda early during […]

Jewellery they glazed – Dhruti Soni & Kajal Patelia

Jewellery they glazed – Dhruti Soni & Kajal Patelia

Glaze Jewellery is a handmade enamel jewellery brand by the very talented duo,   Kajal Patelia & Dhruti Soni. While they are working for Queenie Dhody, a jewellery studio named Jewels by Queenie located in Bandra, they’re striving hard to bring the best of their jewellery with beautiful colors and patterns. 

As their photographer, it was an amazing experience shooting for them as well as getting an opportunity to try on such a beautiful and colorful piece of art. It is as tough as it is smooth on the surface. Since they are showcasing a vibrant catalogue of colors, it was a pleasure conceptualizing the shoot.

To reach them visit them on their Facebook and Instagram page.
Link to Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/glazejewelry99
Link to Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/glazejewelry99/
All the best to this duo for bringing us with more unmatched creativity. Glimpse to the photoshoot I did for the brand showcasing their beautiful products.
Watch Out For – Payal Jivani

Watch Out For – Payal Jivani

  Mumbai based jewellery designer Payal Jivani is currently working with Firestar by Nirav Modi. She has a knack for experimenting with new design ideas. I had the pleasure of talking to this newcomer and to get to know her vision, work, life and where this […]