Day one at IIJW ends in style with ‘Jewels of Falaknuma’

August 1st, 2011 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Jewellery brand Tanishq brought the curtains down on the first day of the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) with an astounding collection called “Jewels of Falaknuma” that showcased intricately designed exquisite and enigmatic jewellery designs.

“This year at IIJW, we chose to take jewellery aficionados back to the rich era of Nizams through luxuriantly designed ‘Jewels of Falaknuma’. Through this concept, we have tried to interpret the traditional jewels of Nizam dynasty in a contemporary-fusion style.

“Efforts have been made towards re-creating the Nizam rulers and make them walk down the ramp in a stylized yet edgy portrayal,” Revathi Kant, head design and innovation at Tanishq, told reporters here.

“Jewels of Falaknuma” was inspired by the unique collection of jewels that give credence to legends, tales and fading memories of a fabulously wealthy dynasty that ruled the Deccan for seven generations.

The collection paid homage to the glorious bygone era of royal patronage of arts and enduring craftsmanship skills.
The jewels displayed by models were crafted in gold and adorned by emeralds, pearls, rubies and diamonds. Some iconic shapes and motifs like the crescent moon and lotus were used.

IIJW, organised by the Gem and Jewellery Promotion Council (GJEPC), will continue till Thursday and will showcase designs of 35 designers and jewellery houses.

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