Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arunashi

Post by Christine Webb

I have always loved and admired the jewelry of India.  The design inspiration, the intricate details, the ancient techniques of goldsmithing - and of course the gorgeous gemstones - are the hallmarks of Indian jewelry.  One of the designers I've recently come to admire is Arunashi.  Arun Bohra, founder of Arunashi, was born into his family's jewelry business, Jewels Emporium, a jewelry house that began in 1841. Born in Jaipur India, he is the 8th generation of jewelers and craftsmen who designed pieces for the Royal families of India.  Arunashi, the name a combination of Arun and his wife Ashita's names, made their international foray into the US in 2004.  The Arunashi collection is sophisticated, opulent jewelry that is manufactured with old world craftsmanship but contemporary style that is up-to-date and fashion forward.  Blending innovation, design and remarkable craftsmanship the jewelry highlights amazing colored gemstones and diamonds.  

My favorite earrings are these spectacular sapphire earrings, so organic in nature - I love the mix of faceted gems  and freeform cabochons in shades of blues and purples detailed by ribbons of diamonds.

Sapphire and diamond earrings from the Pebbles and Boulders collection