Modern Contours

Edgy geometry and fluid, artful strokes come to life in the ARTISAN AWARDS 2019 theme ARCHITECTURAL GEMS.  Segmented into three categories, Art Deco, Islamic Arabesque and Neo Futurism, these award-winning jewels redefine luxury.

ART DECO

Defined by streamlined geometric symmetry, jewellery inspired by Art Deco featured trapezoidal, zigzagged, triangular shapes, chevron patterns, rectilinear forms coupled with lavish ornamentation.

WRAPPED IN GLAMOUR

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The dramatic white gold earrings are inspired by the Liberty Place, a skyscraper in Philadelphia, United States. Patterned with round diamonds, black onyx beads, tapered cylindrical coral and coral beads, the earrings recreate the beauty of the building’s square cross-section with recessed corners and angular edges. Designed by Harjas Kaur

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @rimzimdaduofficial

TRENDY TWIST

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The Alzena pink gold earrings take design cues from the Art Deco interiors of the La Salle building in Chicago. Encrusted with natural diamonds, malachite, black onyx and moonstone, the earrings mark the period when women sought liberation to defy convention.  Designed By Arif Hossain

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @amitaggarwalofficial

DREAMY ELEGANCE

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Inspired by the Art Deco era, the rose gold earrings are fashioned with mother-of-pearl, clear quartz, and trillion-shaped diamonds, which lend a geometric aesthetic to it. Designed by Monu Jain Gupta

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @siddartha_tytler

ISLAMIC ARABESQUE

The Islamic Arabesque art is characterised by rhythmic linear patterns interspersed with swirling foliage motifs, intertwining petal blossoms, plants, vines, leaves — all synchronised in perfect symmetry of curvilinear and rectilinear forms.

HIGH ON STYLE

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The folded gold ring features diamonds and enamel that captures the essence of Turkish art and architecture, a unique blend where the east intersects with the west. Designed by Sonali Sheth.

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @anandbhushan

POWER PLAY

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The white gold ornamental pendant in matte finish and embellished with diamonds and blue and green enamel, showcases the intricate geometric domes – a common theme in the Islamic-Arabesque architecture.  Designed by Ketki Ambardekar

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @nikhilthampi

ORIENTAL BEAUTY

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The white gold brooch featuring black and yellow rhodium polish is topped with a fluted dome-shaped emerald decorated with twisted wires and fringed with floral motifs inspired by the domed shrines. The arches are set with diamonds, blue sapphires, and bordered with pearl and ruby beads held in wire prongs. Islamic art underscores rhythm and balance in art and architecture. Designed by Koushik Mondal

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in

NEO FUTURISM

Dynamic forms and lines are the hallmarks of futuristic jewellery. Reckless daring even in simplicity; embracing fluid movements; avant-garde, experimental…a rethinking of aesthetic and form.

PLAYING IT COOL

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The wavy white and yellow gold cuff pays tribute to the renowned architect Zaha Hadid, who was the Queen of Curves! The dynamic jaali (latticed) cuff is stippled with diamonds, and gold granules that move along with the body movement of the wearer – representing the fluidity of water. Designed by Kosha Shah

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @nikhilthampi

STAR ATTRACTION

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The monolithic Morpheus Hotel in Macau enwrapped with geometric grids is the inspiration behind these alluring pair of fractal white gold earrings studded with black onyx, white diamonds, and blue sapphire faceted donut. The black onyx earrings are encased by 3D exoskeleton of gold and the faceted blue base denotes the hotel’s glass structure.Designed by Namrata Bhardwaj

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @siddartha_tytler

BEGUILING BEAUTY

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The pastel-hued yellow gold ring draws design cues from the iconic Playa Vista Park in California. Emulating the dome, the ribbed and coiffed curves that form the crest of the ring are created with mother-of-pearl and lined with diamonds. Designed by Jinal Patel

  • Photography: @toranjkavyon
  • Styling: @nishajhangiani
  • Model: @diva.dhawan
  • HMU: @akgunmanisali @inega.in
  • Outfit: @shriyasom

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