I am delighted to share with you that my third jewellery focused coffee table book ‘Around The Neck’ is published and on the stands for sale. Published by Crystal Art Publication the book is a visual treat on trending necklaces and takes the reader through various aspects that go into the design and manufacturing of necklaces, complimented with spectacular illustrations from 55 internationally renowned jewellery brands.
It was my pleasure to have the book unveiled by Mrs. Nirupa Bhatt, (Managing Director, GIA, India & Middle East) and Mr. Premkumar Kothari (Founder, Fine Jewellery India Ltd. and Chairman, Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India) among the presence of members of Women’s Jewellery Association India at the GIA booth. The book was launched on 30th July 2017 at India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) in Mumbai.
Necklaces are one of the most significant and sizable pieces of jewellery. Using a considerable number of diamonds and grams of gold, necklaces are closest to the wearer’s face and helps in bringing the maximum attention. Thus, an equally great attention is needed during their designing and manufacturing.
This book takes you through an in-depth detail on the elements that come together to complete a necklace. Taking silhouette, size, symmetry, mechanism and assemblage as the five principles of necklace design we have studied creations by numerous internationally renowned jewellery designers and houses. The book brings you up close and personal with a diverse assortment of necklaces, each having a distinct personality.
One exclusive chapter has been dedicated to some of the rarest necklaces from the world, each backed with its own special story. By the means of these necklaces, one can witness some of the greatest journeys of diamonds, gemstones and concepts; from unearthing of diamond and gemstones to the day of their unveiling.
With my role as a co-editor, I have put in my experience and understanding of over 11 years in the fine jewellery industry, to complete this book and compiled it solicitously to cater to the ever growing demand for necklaces. This book gives you an insight into the design studios of the most famous brands from across the globe and how they have interpreted necklaces and its matching accessories. It also showcases necklaces that are most sought after these days; interlinked between the past and the present, engineered and designed with the techniques, which are more modernized and common in use.
The book ‘Around The Neck’ has been compiled with an extraordinary collection of imagery that is both inspiring as well as exhilarating. Words from a dedicated and well-versed team of jewellery appreciators will take you through the pages, describing each trend, each aspect of the necklaces in detail and at length. Be ready to flip through the pages and immerse yourself in the enchantment of these masterpiece works of art.
Alessio Boschi, Amrapali, Andreoli, Anna Hu, Annoushka, Aurelle, Azza Fahmy, Bayco, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Boodles, Boucheron, Carrera Y Carrera, Cartier, Casato, Chopard, Chow Tai Fook, Comete, De Beers, Entice, Fabergé, Farah Khan Fine Jewellery, Fei Liu, Gaelle Khouri, Ganjam, Gem Plaza, Giovanni Ferraris, Glenn Spiro, Graff , Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, Hazoorilal Legacy, House of Rose, J Jewels, James Ganh, Kimberlit Diamonds, Lebeish & Co., Leyla Abdollahi, Lotus Arts de Vivre, Magerit, Marco Becigo, Messika, Mirari, Ortaea, Payal New York, Piaget, Picchiotti, Sette, Stenzhorn, Stephen Webster, Sunita Shekhawat, Sutra, Tiffany, Toujours, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vanleles and Yoko London.
Grab your copy of ‘Around The Neck’ today on Amazon and start turning pages to embark on a journey of exquisite jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and watches.
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