Jewellery And ShowStoppers That Sizzled The Ramp At IIJW2017
IIJW (India International Jewellery Week) showcases India’s finest jewellery since 2010 from the best of the designers and hand crafted jewellery on a global platform. It’s a luxury event that is a must attend for every jewellery lover, like me! I have to admit that the jewellery showcased every year is inspiring, making a bold statement and a trend setter. Internationally acclaimed designers and brand names never fail to take my breath away with their amazing collections and I was expecting just the same this time.
It was the 7 th edition of IIJW presented by GJEPC (The Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council) powered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America); co-partnered by Forevermark and PGI (Platinum Guild International), held on 23rd and 24th September 2017 at St. Regis, Mumbai.
Jewellery designers and top-notch jewellery brands of the country present their creativity and skilled craftsmanship with a range of classic, contemporary or antique collections to crème-de-la-crème of the country.
Participating jewellers were Nakshatra World, Caratlane, Azva, PC Jewellers, IIGJ in association with Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers, Surya Golds in association with Swarovski Gemstones, Pallavi Foley presented by Bluestone.com, Mehta & Sons by Narendra Mehta in association with IGI, Laksh Pahuja presented by Gemma and HRD Antwerp, Anmol Jewellers using Australian Diamonds, Reliance Jewels using Australian Diamonds, C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers showcased at this grand event.
C Krishniah Chetty & Sons unveils the grand finale of IIJW 2017 with a magnificent performance of modern BharatNatyam in the form of 9 emotions of fashion – The Navrasa Show. With an expertise in handcrafted jewellery that encompasses traditional closed and open back setting styles of South India and Deccan, these were quite evident in the intricately crafted pieces.
All fun and no play makes Prernaa a dull girl. Here’s me slaying the look with Pallavi Foley’s “The Flame Of The Forest” 18kt gold ear sticks and cuff inspired by the beautiful blossoms of the city Banglore. The famous Rabindranath Tagore has compared this orange flower to a flame.
Every year when I attend the IIJW, it reminds me of my participation as a jewellery designer back in 2012.
PS. StylePrer feels that the event was nothing less than a grand treat studded with celebrities, couture buying houses and media. I look upto all the jewellers and their teams who take months of dedicated efforts to design and handcraft every single piece of jewellery that is worn by the models. Alongside putting up a glamorous and luxurious jewellery fashion show for the audience.