I spend a lot of time reading about and looking at jewellery. I remain perplexed as to why jewellers spend obvious time and money and effort building web sites … and then include absolutely no information about their designs and wares for sale.
Nothing about the materials the pieces are made or, prices or price ranges, or even links to retailers. Puzzling.
These are lovely, if mysterious earrings by Madyha Farooqui. I believe they are made of diamonds (other pieces appear to use the Indian technique of rough cut and polki diamonds set in gold plated silver. The centre stones may be tourmaline slices – difficult to tell. Pretty, if murky in terms of what they actually are.
Her artist’s statement notes, “Madyha Farooqui designs are notable for their daring combinations of color and texture, merging modern attitude with an updated traditional aesthetic. Her boldest pieces feature gemstones such as carved tourmalines, aquamarines, rubies and emeralds, as well as fossils and geodes set alongside more delicate glimmering rose or rough-cut diamonds. In addition to spectacular and indulgent pieces, the collection includes uniquely set rose-cut diamond studs and casually elegant gemstone chains that work as beautifully with cocktail looks as with everyday fashion. These diamonds shimmer with exceptional clarity and color and have few inclusions. Every piece of jewelry is designed by Madyha and handmade by her craftsmen, many of whom are fourth-generation jewelry makers. While some settings are similar, the unique carved gems mean that no piece is identical to another, which makes each one all the more precious and desirable. Striking and timelessly glamorous, these jewels broadcast personal style and will be treasured heirlooms many years from now.”
See more photos on her web site. Stockist information is supposed to be added this month.