Inspiration stuck jewellery designer Silvia Furmanovichwhen she attended the ‘Divine Pleasures: Painting from India’s Rajput Courts’ exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art . The exquisite variety of ethnic Rajasthani techniques designed for the royals of the golden age, prompted her to take a long trip to India. From the architecture to the precious metallic filigree and mausoleum art, everything coalesced and led her to make a stunning line influenced by Indian heritage. She studied the work of artisans in Udaipur and across Rajasthan, and came up with a collection of high jewellery pieces, made with the distinct grandeur of Indian regality.
From the Queen’s closet
The Maharani Gayatri Devi ring in 18 K white gold with diamond and tourmaline embellishments is a singularly refreshing piece, unabashedly flamboyant but not archaic. It’s the perfect statement piece, and the pear-shaped dangler is an amazing detail.
The crème de la crème
This ornate bali is inspired by 19th century Rajput royalty, and prominently features well-cut sapphires, emeralds and an oversized cushion-cut ruby as a centre piece, with an 18 K white gold base.
Best of both worlds
This modern take on a chuda is a flawless signature of Silvia’s aesthetic. This 18 rose gold chuda has Rajasthani hand-painted detail, and precious amethyst embellishments. Notice how consistent the colour palette is, without being overbearingly sombre or boring.
This carved emerald ring is one of our favourite pieces by the designer. The ring has been fashioned as an abstract statement piece, to fit many moods. We love the colour clash of the bright, clear emerald and the fire opal. The ring also bears an authentic traditional Rajput design from 14th century.