Precious gems and crystals aren’t the only way we add rich hints of colour to our jewellery. Enamel work is one of the most expressive and stunning techniques that we use for creating some of our memorable pieces.
The art of enamelling can be dated back to the 14th-century Medieval period. A powdered glass fired at high temperature onto metal surfaces allowed goldsmiths to colour their designs on jewellery. Throughout history, far-flung cultures favoured different techniques of enamelling to add life to metal work. In India, this work surfaced during the Mughal period in the form of Meenakari. Surprisingly, Meenakari work was initially used in architecture, to decorate the various aspects of the Mughal palaces. Its charm caught the imagination of the queens and became a part of their royal jewellery. In the coming years, the meenakari designs came to be a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Indian styles. Well known for accenting gold and silver metals with vivid colours of enamel, this work often uses motifs of local flora and fauna.
Influenced by the vibrant appeal of Meenakari work, our enamel work jewellery is adorned with delicate smears of rich hues keeping with the contemporary themes. Nature-inspired details like leaf motifs in modern shapes are often used to pay homage to its heritage.