Rare jewellery inspired by classical Italian wonders
Mumbai, June 23rd, 2018:Zoya, the exquisite diamond boutique from the House of Tata, today hosted a preview of its new collection, Pezzo D’Arte. The versatile collection is a modern interpretation of classical Italian wonders, lovingly crafted into wearable little fragments of history, that serve as everyday reminders of magnificence, in diamonds, gold and precious stones. Pezzod’Arte is a collection imbued with a distinctly modern and innovative vibe, that has been designed with the contemporary woman as its muse. Exquisite, custom cut stones underscore the collection’s sublime designs and the highly skilled work of its team of master craftsmen.
Internationally acclaimed actor, Nimrat Kaur, was Zoya’s guest of honour at the event. Carving a distinct niche for herself as a “thinking actor” with films like The Lunchbox and Peddlers, Nimrat has also made a mark internationally with her performances in American TV series, Homeland and Wayward Pines. Her journey in theatre, film and TV, in India and internationally, sparkles with fine craftsmanship as does every piece of Zoya’s jewellery.
Mr. Sandeep Kulhalli, Head of Titan’s Jewellery Division, said, “Zoya holds a place of great importance in the Titan portfolio of jewellery brands. As our first home-grown luxury brand, we are delighted with Zoya’s growth. With two stores in Mumbai and one in Delhi, the company is looking forward to aggressively expanding the footprint of our boutiques further this year. We are delighted to have Nimrat join us at the launch of PezzoD’Arte, a collection that is truly a work of fine art.”
Mr Kulhalli and Nimrat together introduced Zoya’s new collection of 37 rings, earrings, bangles, pendants and necklaces to guests. Using geometry in design, the contemporary interpretations of classical Italian structures such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Forum, the iconic double helix staircase at the Vatican, Florence’s baptistery, Sienna’s cathedral and the Pantheon form a focal point for the design direction of the collection. Diamonds, tanzanites, amethysts, sapphires and citrines are held in rose, white and yellow gold narrating modern tales of a timeless place.
The supreme craftsmanship of Pezzo D’Arte is evident in the meticulous placement of diamonds and citrine in a lariat creating an unusual shape reminiscent of the Pantheon. A citrine is masterfully cut with lasers to create an abstract design inspired by the architecture of the Sienna Cathedral while a stack ring made of baguette diamonds and tanzanite finds design direction from the Colosseum. The stark symmetrical lines of the Florence Baptistery is intuitively celebrated in a pair of eponymous amethyst earrings. Its iconic octagonal architecture in the Florentine Romanesque style is rendered by the Zoya atelier as an amethyst drop clad in brilliant round cut-diamonds. Meticulously sourced and custom-cut in a tapering octagon, the amethyst is cushioned in a striking geometry of pink gold.
Speaking on the occasion Nimrat said, “I appreciate Zoya’s great attention to detail. From the brilliant cut of each stone to its meticulous placement in the final design, it is Zoya’s fine craftsmanship that sets it apart.”
“Historic monuments hold our attention because of the stories they tell. Translating inspiration from classic structures beautifully as Zoya has done with this collection is an art. It is wonderful to own a piece that is not only stunning but has a beautiful tale to tell,” she added.
JEWELLERY THAT NIMRAT IS WEARING:
1. THE LARIAT
Inspiration: Triangular pediment of the Pantheon:
This beautiful lariat is made with a combination of 18k yellow and white gold. It is embellished with special cut citrine stones and brilliant cut diamonds.
Techniques used and manufacturing complexity:
One of the challenges of making this lariat has been the cutting of the special cut citrine stones. The trillion shape and cut, has been finalized after several trials and several samples of stones cut and tried in the products. The necklace has been especially made in a combination of white and yellow gold. The white gold forms the front of the elements while the yellow gold forms the back sheet. The yellow gold has been used by the designer at the back to ensure the right colour of light passes through the citrine gem and making it even more beautiful.
2. THE FORUM RING:
Inspiration: The pillars of the famous Forums in Italy
This beautiful fingering has been made in 18K pink gold and embellished with brilliant cut diamonds and PRINCESS SHAPED rubies.
Techniques used and manufacturing complexity:
The designer has imagined this ring with a completely shining cylindrical surface beautifully set with rubies. The rubies have been set one next to another to create a cylindrical surface of rubies which looks exotic and unique. The ring is set with diamonds at the ends to bring in the brilliance of the diamonds in contrast to the rubies. The shape of the ring has been designed and refined by the designer several times to make it ergonomic, comfortable, easy to wear and aesthetically unique and appealing.
ABOUT ZOYA:Zoya, the exquisite diamond boutique from the House of Tata is a luxury brand of fine jewellery, renowned for its precision craftsmanship and distinguished design. Zoya now enters its eighth year of operations with a product created exclusively with the discerning, aesthetically astute woman as its muse. Unique inspirations from cities, history, culture, art, legends and the elements are translated into one of a kind designs by its panel of master craftsmen forming the genesis of Zoya’s myriad collections in contemporary as well as traditional or fusion styles such as polki and kundan. Zoya’s three stores in Mumbai and Delhi, showcase luxury in its most undiluted form, and focus on providing an unmatched buying experience. Designed as an exclusive galleries of fine design, each piece resonates with reflections of Zoya’s inspirations from its journey around the world.
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