And it lifts you up, away from the chaos in Australia and the equally disturbing conflict in the Middle East with a small collection called Shristi: Universe.
This six-piece series by award-winning Indian jewelry designer Neha Dani explores the beauty, lightness and astrological mystique of galaxies that exist in space. The idea is that these distant realms hold and transmit powerful energy, enveloping us in a sort of protective and nurturing cosmic cocoon.
Flowing curves and contours are common to each of the designs, suggesting the wonder of a comet crossing the sky, releasing a source of positive energy.
Dani was named a JCK Rising Star in 2014 and last year received the Fashion Group of America’s Rising Star Award in the fine jewelry category. She was also featured in the book by Juliet Weir de la Rochefoucauld Women’s jewelry designers alongside big names like Victoire de Castellane, Coco Chanel and Paloma Picasso.
Having long admired Dani’s work after first seeing it in 2018 at the Macklowe Gallery, where it is represented in the US, I became aware of Shristi: Universe when I covered Dani’s participation at Protagonist, a unique high jewelry showcase at the Art + Design Show in New York in November.
But given the grim realities in the four corners of the earth at this very moment, the time seemed right to share his “universe” with you now – a small but powerful palate cleanser, a breath of fresh, clean air, and for those in need, a momentary escape from the abyss.
Above: Nuray ring with 9.33 ct. paraiba tourmaline, blue and purple sapphires and diamonds in titanium and 18k gold with custom color rhodium finishes, price on request
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