The opening show on Day Three at the India International Jewellery Week 2014 presented by Nazraana in association with P C Jeweller, featured talented graduates from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, presented by Derewala World Jewellery, Jaipur.
The “Astitva” collection, presented by the 21 designers who showed one ornament each from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, was in two segments.
The first was a tribute to architecture from the various regions of the country.
Side-ribbed cuff with gold chains, the modern question mark design for earrings, South Indian motifs for pendants and the pink silk tassel edged in gold caps hanging on a thread were interpretations of the theme.
A peacock-inspired pendant had a contemporary touch, and the 3D flower creation, as well as the coral and gold necklace, revealed how creatively the students had given vent to their ideas.
The second sequence was an ode to the beauty of City Palace Jaipur and its architecture.
Minarets appeared on armlets, and danglers had intricate shields. Kadas had a raised dome structure, while necklaces had palace carvings. Pearl trellis earrings, lacy kada, chandbalis with streamers of pearls and a kandeel pendant on a string of beads all recreated the grandeur of the palace.
The Indian and fusion outfits seen during the show were designed by Muni and Girija.
Walking the ramp after the show were Mr Pramod Derewala, Chairman, IIGJ Jaipur; Mr Rajiv Jain, Vice Chairman, IIGJ Jaipur; Mr Vijay Choradia, Secretary, IIGJ Jaipur, Mr Anish Kappil, Asst Prof, IIGJ Jaipur; and the designers of the lovely garments Muni and Girija.