Visions of Splendour and Magnificence
NIRAV MODI’s spectacular new high jewellery collection is fit for a modern-day maharani.
The international luxury jeweller and haute diamantaire NIRAV MODI unveiled his eponymous high jewellery collection at the legendary La Biennale Paris, the annual antiques and art fair, in September to a rapturous reception. Showcased beneath the vaulted glass roof of the majestic Grand Palais, they dazzled with a unique blend of Indian heritage and clean European aesthetics. This stylistic marriage of east and west, combined with extraordinary craftsmanship and exceptional expertise in the use of diamonds and precious stones, has enabled the young brand launched in 2010 to continue its remarkable ascendancy in the world of haute joaillerie.
The finest diamonds and precious stones from around the world are brought to life through the minimal use of metal, superb cuts and immaculate settings, creating masterpieces that are contemporary, feminine, refined, ethereal and playful. In a constant quest for excellence and innovation, the third-generation diamantaire created four patented cuts that offer bespoke shapes to best capture the imagination, while adding infinite light and fluidity to the design.
Such is the universal appeal and versatility of its jewellery that beautiful women from across the globe have stepped out in NIRAV MODI jewellery. Hollywood movie stars including Kate Winslet and Noami Watts have trodden the red carpet in their sparkling pieces. Priyanka Chopra, Hollywood star, former Miss World and brand ambassador, together with English actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are the faces of the brand’s current global ad campaign. The gorgeous pair embodies the jeweller’s ethos of marrying India’s jewellery expertise with a Western sensibility.
At the La Biennale Paris, Bollywood actress and supermodel Lisa Haydon mesmerised the audience with NIRAV MODI’s new high jewellery creations that celebrate light and rhythm while combining a distinct sense of airiness and opulence. One of the star pieces is the Majestic Mogok Ruby Suite. Featuring 27 superlative unheated Burmese rubies from the legendary Mogok mine in Burma and the finest white diamonds, the gleaming suite of necklace, bracelet and earrings evokes the candlelit splendour of royal palaces.
A showstopper is the Sakura Necklace and Earrings. Inspired by the vibrancy of the sakura flower with its unmistakably Japanese symbolism, the exquisitely fluid ensemble features over 100 emerald-cut solitaire diamonds and micro-set diamonds in full bloom. The ingeniously handcrafted structure makes the supple necklace appear light as silk as if gently floating on the wearer’s neckline.
A perfect example of the minimal use of metal in the diamond setting to create an ethereal appearance is the magnificent Emerald Waterfall Suite composed of bright green Colombian emeralds and sinuous cascading diamonds beautifully balanced at precise angles to create a vivid play of light.
Merging the classic and contemporary is the elegant Paisley Bangle. A modern take on the ubiquitous paisley print, the opulent bangle is studded with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Stunning rings sparkle with fire and capture the mastery of the brand’s craftsmanship. The Pink Dahlia Ring features an unheated vivid pink Sri Lankan sapphire set within oval and round diamonds in a curved silhouette, while the extraordinary Soleil Ring is emblematic of NIRAV MODI’s signature three-dimensional architectural aesthetic. An exceptional pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond sits among contrasting fancy intense pink diamonds mounted on a diamond-embellished openwork basket in a feminine design that evokes the warmth and bounty of a tropical island paradise.
The perfect play of light, movement and effortless fluidity of NIRAV MODI’s resplendent high jewels encapsulate a modern woman’s allure in a lustrous aura.