The Dust Beauty - This Design of mine was selected as a part of the Indian collection under the "Diamonds Natures Miracle International design Contest, 2004", held by DTC.
The Piece was Sponsored By Tanishq.
------THE DUST BEAUTY-------
Deep down where the Earth spits out hot molten lava, where sheer pressure crushes everything to dust, where every activity stems from an act of destruction, lies a woman’s deepest fantasy – The Diamond. That a most delicate and seductive beauty is formed from such disruption is what inspired me to create “The Dust Beauty” - my ode to a woman’s best friend.
Like a volcano that churns out fire creating the most fertile of plains, “The Dust Beauty” opens with a highly intense cracked pattern culminating into a burst of brilliantly cut diamonds. Capturing the duality of Earth’s temperament in my piece are the two layers of white gold and pave stone area. The plain gold, like the serene earth’s surface, is smooth and represents its calmness; the pave stone area represents the intense earth’s core and wherein lies the possibility of a diamond being born. The cracks open up in the centre to reveal a sparkling array of cut diamonds, a testament to the fact that only a small percent gets converted into an exquisite diamond.
“The Dust Beauty” – made in 18K white gold and set with approximately 4000 diamonds, is a masterpiece in terms of craftsmanship. Hundreds of small cracked units are painstakingly linked together to arrive at the final form. Then each unit is pave set with diamonds to bring out a truly dazzling effect. The finished piece is even a reminiscent of the shoulder piece worn by Cleopatra!
From destruction to creation . . .
From an unrefined state to a sophisticated form . . .
From dust to a sign of royalty . . .
Presenting “The Dust Beauty”, a beauty that will adorn another!