Set in silver, the eternal allure of smoky quartz conjures evening mist. The faceted gems align in a necklace that culminates in an elegant pendant. By Indian designer Hema, the choker finds a complement in matching earrings.
"I learned the art from my father. He is a wonderful artist and does his work with great grace and detail."
"Hello, I am Hema and I was born and brought up in Delhi, the captivating capital of India. I was always enchanted by the unique and endless beauty of Indian handicrafts. Being the capital of the country, Delhi does not concentrate on just one form of art but offers a whole lot more. From the ancient beauty of Mughal art, the exotic crafts from the hills or the traditional art of central India, it is always fascinating.
"My family also has a long lineage of silver crafting. For the last four decades, my family has created silver jewelry. It was all initiated at home, so I knew the basic technique. But I never actually got into it until I graduated.
"I learned the art from my father. He is a wonderful artist and does his work with great grace and detail. We use silver and gemstones to create our designs. Along with me, some of my family members are involved in carrying on this tradition. I always like to keep busy so I am constantly working on something new.
"Our designs are contemporary but they match the taste of old and young alike. I am always excited to see something new and, when people appreciate our effort, it gives me even more joy."
I bought the Moonstone bracelet, which is beautiful. The design is neat and stylish. The bracelet is slightly big for me, but not a deal breaker. The clasp on the other hand, is falling open easily that I didn't notice my bracelet was already on the ground. If someone didn't mention that to me, I will probably need to buy another bracelet.