Another designer I fell in love with last week at COUTURE was Neha Dani. Honestly, she was not on my radar heading into the show but after hearing her story and seeing her designs in person, I became a fan. Neha's statement earrings are incredible and I will be dreaming about them for weeks, maybe years, to come.
I am mostly inspired by different aspects of nature, from its contours and forms to its ever-changing colors, blooms and silhouettes. Cadence [the rhodium collection] was special as it originates from the depths of the sea, inspired from aquatic plants. I have tried to capture their rhythmic movements as they sway in tune with the flowing water.
As I observe nature very closely, it almost feels like every leaf or flower has a soul and life of its own. The ever changing form each one takes as they bloom and eventually shrink is unique; it's like bringing out their personalities. I like to present this unique character through my creations.
My creative process starts with my thoughts. As my work is 3D, I draw very little. I work on my thoughts and inspirations mentally and usually start with a rough sketch, moving on to making clay models or soft wax models and eventually hand carving the wax model for casting it into gold. Each piece iscarved in wax by hand and detailed over and over until I am satisfied with its form or shape and expression. Once the model is frozen it's turned into gold and embedded with diamonds and gemstones.
See more designs from Neha Dani here, my favorites are below.