May-June 2016 : Page 1


Adorn May 16, 2016 00:00





In this issue of Adorn : We, at ADORN, celebrate artistry and venerate ancient and contemporary designs in jewellery as well as the praiseworthy endeavours of human skill down the centuries. This insatiable appetite to hand-pick premium artistic pieces drives us to scour jewellery exhibitions and art fairs across the world. In this issue, we give you a peek into one of the world’s most talked about art fairs TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) held in the Netherlands. Turn to the section Beyond Compare where we have selected some jewellery pieces from the 30,000-odd works of art and antiques.
The late Munnu Kasliwal of The Gem Palace, Jaipur, did India proud by raising jewellery to an art form. With clients that included royalty and Hollywood A-listers, Munnu’s works have been displayed in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kremlin Museum. His son Siddharth Kasliwal has taken on the daunting challenge of carrying forward his father’s legacy. Siddharth’s new collection Plique-A-Jour has already set him apart from his contemporaries. In a freewheeling interview with ADORN, he reveals how his iconic father shaped his childhood and his art.
ADORN is privileged to feature the unconventional and avant-garde works of Jewellery Theatre, an 18-year-old brand based in Russia. Jewellery Theatre has gained a reputation that is unparalleled because of its amorphous, abstract renditions of nature that are dramatic and quirky yet sophisticated.
Today, the world over, women are tilting towards lightweight jewellery that is organic and irregular in form. The modernist also isn’t afraid to move away from the popular gemstones like the big three, and make a statement with kyanite, iolite, onyx, agate and more. Our Cover Feature showcases contemporised forms of Indian jewellery that resonate with the woman of today.



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