January-Febuary 2019 : Page 1


Adorn January 31, 2019 00:00





In this issue of Adorn : Jewellery wizard and visionary artist Wallace Chan has stunned the jewellery world yet again with breakthrough creations that personify celestial bodies and elements in unbreakable porcelain – a material that took him seven years to develop, and is five times stronger than steel. The Hong Kong-based maestro is non-traditionalist in his approach to design and his sculptural jewellery pieces effortlessly blend gemstones and precious metals like titanium and gold. Take a look at his breathtaking pieces in Shining Light.

Pavan Anand’s haute couture jewellery designs are conceptually path-breaking works that are influenced by his formal training in architecture. Popular with Hollywood A-listers and royal families, his brand has a footprint in 25 cities globally. Read more about his rise to fame in Creative Charisma. Advanced technical innovation has enabled artists to play with forms, textures, concepts and alternative materials, and see their hitherto impossible creations being transformed into reality. The annual jewellery show Artistar Jewels that will be held in early February in Milan is one such event that delights connoisseurs of artistic, avant-garde jewellery with its new-age perspective on design. Check out the new wave section for a preview.

The 12th edition of PAD London, the city’s leading art and design fair, showcased a dazzling array of contemporary pieces by luminaries of the jewellery industry, including Lorenz Bäumer and Walid Akkad from Paris, as well as G. by Glenn Spiro and Valery Demure from London. Our US-based correspondent Smitha Sadanandan curates her favourite pieces from the show.

Up-and-coming Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur, who was critically acclaimed for her debut in Love Sonia, graces our cover and inside feature. In an exclusive interview, she speaks to ADORN about her passion for acting, forthcoming projects and her fondness for elegant jewellery designs.



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