(Left) The V-shaped gold necklace begins with a plain crossover gold frame with a copperish tinge followed by circular filigreed motifs. The two-tone pendant bears blooms in antique gold and polki buds set in white gold for contrast. By Ansaa Jewellers Pvt. Ltd (Below left) Rutilated circular gold earrings draped with floral vines are embellished with diamonds and polkis. By Ansaa Jewellers Pvt. Ltd (Right, Top) Rutilated shell earrings with polished gold buds. By Anand Shah (Below left) A blend of jaali work and engraved spheres make this kada a statement piece. By Shanti S Seth Jewellers (Right) A medley of hammered scrolls juxtaposed against filigreed motifs of antique finish lend a beauty to this 22-karat choker with various gold tones. The central tanzanite-set motif accentuates the drama further. By CVM
Textures on the precious yellow metal raise the design bar, and this year, too, it is no different. Exhibitors at IIJS Signature 2023 present an attractive range of traditional and modern golden beauties.
Gold has always been putty in the hands of artisans thanks to its malleable and ductile nature, thus allowing them to gratify their creative urge by experimenting with the sacred metal and lending it a tactile feel.
Little wonder then, artisans since ages have enhanced the metal with textures and finishes – be it filigree (metal wirework), granulation, repousse, engraving or thin, hammered sheets bearing raw, grainy, weather-beaten or glossy finish, and more. Modern technology like laser cuts and 3D effects have also aided in creating texturally rich ornaments.