Jet Gems, specialists in customized jewellery since 1981, have launched their new sub-brand ‘Canvas by Jet Gems’ on December 3, 2015. The weavers of magic in the fashion world Nishka Lulla, Nikhil Thampi and Nachiket Barve collaborated with Jet Gems for the launch collection of the brand that is meant to appeal to the contemporary, whimsical woman.
The collection features pieces that are carefully crafted and designed to be worn daily and at work. ‘Canvas’ features playful jewellery with a modern twist, perfect for those board meetings or after work meet-ups. Jet Gems aims to make ‘Canvas’ an artistic collaboration with free flowing creative expression.
Mr. Pradeep Jethani, Proprietor at Jet Gems says, “With Canvas, Jet Gems is expanding its creative horizons and opening up a world of expression. With the ever-evolving tastes of the young, working generation it is essential to push the creative envelope. When artists with different sensibilities come together to create something exclusive, the outcome is bound to be special.”
Nishka Lulla, celebrated for her fairytale inspired style, adds her magical touch to the collection. Drawing from nature, her statement pieces have an edgy twist with the use of red tourmalines, green peridots and aqua blue stones. She says, “The designs in this collection use bright, vibrant colours that I love because they express feminine strength and individuality.
They are a tribute to women and their work, with shapes that explore modern femininity. These quirky yet wearable pieces can be worn at any time of the day with a broad range of outfits.Nachiket Barve lends his modern aesthetics to the ‘Canvas’ pieces with inspiration from his ‘Chiaroscuro’ collection.
The other part of his collection features the ‘diamond dew drop’ line where the textures of hand sculpted metal, prominently gold, is celebrated in the motifs of lotus and water lily leaves.
Truly capturing the spirit of ‘modern India’, these can be paired with a classic LBD, a stunning chiffon sari or even with a crisp white shirt and draped dhoti pants! Speaking on the collaboration, he says, “I firmly believe in the notion of Less is More, and feel that, much like the multitasking roles that the women of today so effortlessly embrace, their jewellery should reflect those challenges and traverse the spectrum of sartorial needs effortlessly.”
Nikhil Thampi adds his signature style and a balance of structure and fluidity to the ‘Canvas’ pieces.
Encompassing an interesting mix of long earrings and geometric rings, Nikhil throws in a playful mix of beautifully shaped coloured stones in every piece.
Talking about the collection, he says, “I believe that there is beauty in the numerous roles a woman plays – a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a confidante, and the ultimate muse. The interesting play of coloured gemstones in this line reflects upon the different facets of a woman.
This line is an ode to all those women, who break from the conventions of society and stand out as sparkling examples of innocence, strength and purity.” Canvas aims not only at bringing comfortable, affordable jewellery to the table but also at creating an open platform where talented artists and creators can put forth their imaginative designs to appeal to the woman of today. The collection is priced between Rs.5000 – Rs.1, 50,000 and will be available at the Jet Gems store in Waterfield Road, Bandra.