India’s new jewellery stars show off designs at IIJW
MUMBAI, August 3, 2011 – India’s new wave of jewellery design talent showed off their latest creations at a second GIA alumni catwalk event during India International Jewellery Week on August 3.
Indian models displayed designs of GIA alumnus Riddhika Jesrani brimming with energy, colour and confidence, in inventive combinations of beads, stones and vintage finds.
Riddhika won the loudest cheers from the high-society audience attending the catwalk event in the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
Shipra Todi, who has completed a GIA jewellery manufacturing course, showcased jewellery that tends to be not just a fashion accessory, but a piece of art, which is inspired from her experiences and surroundings.
“Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by jewellery,” Shipra said in a promotional video broadcast to hundreds of people at the event.
“I believe that jewellery should be eye-catching and make a woman feel like a princess.”
Meenal Patodia promised innocence, freshness, beauty and grace in her collections that focused on the flow of life around us.
Sana Qureshi put on a show with jewels that reflected distinctive personalities ranging from contemporary to classic.
“I believe every piece of jewellery reflects a personality of its own,” Sana said.
“My jewellery is for the modern woman willing to spend money and live for today.”
Pooja Patel’s designs revealed her fascination with gemstones.
“My interest in jewellery started when (as a child) I saw beauty in the shops around me,” Pooja said.
India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), which blends fashion with the latest jewellery designs, runs from July 31 to August 4 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.