Kamlesh Parekh, Director, Imaginarium (I) Pvt. Ltd., reveals details about the company’s preparations for IIJS, the scope of 3D printed jewellery in India and much more.
What is the market like for 3D printed jewellery in India?
The jewellery industry has always been at the forefront of technology adoption. Today, 3D printing has become a vital part of the jewellery-making process. The transition to digital manufacturing is a boon to the industry with processes becoming easier, smoother and quicker. Initially, artisans would have to make multiple wax moulds and metal imprints of their designs to manufacture them, but now they can directly print the wax pieces at the click of a button. It is now possible to modify or tweak the designs to suit client needs. One can also use 3D printing machines to directly print precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum for even the most complex designs making the production process much faster.
Do you cater to international brands as well?
We have been manufacturing partners for an extensive number of international clients from over 15 different countries. We bridge the distance from idea to jewellery with our entire spectrum of advanced manufacturing services that are uncompromising on finesse and craftsmanship. In addition, we provide customised products to our customers based on their requirements. We offer the widest range of high-quality materials, suitable for fashion jewellery, fine jewellery and lifestyle products.
Will you showcase new inventions at IIJS Premiere 2022?
Last year, our team came up with the idea of a fully 3D printed 1ft Ganpati Idol in black resin. The 12-inch Ganesha idol was our showstopper at the IIJS Premiere 2021 in Bengaluru. This year, we plan to showcase our latest offerings in customised accessories and artefacts. We will also showcase different kinds of studded jewellery pieces, post-processing options like enamel and materials options like resin, nylon and much more.
What is the most innovative jewel created by Imaginarium?
At Imaginarium, we firmly believe in making innovative ideas a reality — whether it is producing anodised titanium pieces across a rainbow colour spectrum or manufacturing innovative metal designs with nylon fused material. We have several projects that I can highlight such as the Guinness World Record “The Divine – 7801 Brahma Vajra Kamalam” finger ring as well as a customised proposal ring with sound waves.
What are your expectations from IIJS Premiere 2022?
IIJS has consistently surpassed our expectations year after year. We believe it’s all going to be about new mindsets and innovations at the forthcoming edition. We are confident that visitors will come with an open mind ready to absorb and adopt the latest technology and manufacturing advancements in the jewellery industry.