Fashionista Sonam Kapoor at Cannes

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2017

 

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2017 in Jewellery by Kalyan Jewellers

 

Sonam Kapoor is a style icon. Her sartorial sense leaves us gasping and wanting more.

But you already know that.

What you do not know (we bet so!) is that her jewellery, which aided in crafting her mysterious and alluring look, was created by a team of Kalyan Jewellers, the largest jewellery manufacturer and distributor of the country, and Rhea Kapoor, her sister.

Check out her Victorian era Dark Romance jewellery that has clearly stated Indian undertones.The rose-gold collection can only be termed as wearable art.

Kalyan Haathphools

Twelve artisans worked for 35 days to create these hauntingly beautiful and timeless pieces. Her glittering, customized accessories included dramatic haat phools and lightweight shoulder duster earrings – each a spectacular statement.

Kalyan Jeweller Shoulder Duster Earrings

 

 

To match the shade of pink used in the gown, Rhea Kapoor worked closely with Kalyan Jewellers and chose tourmaline – an exquisite gemstone. This was paired with brilliantly sparkling polished diamonds, strings of fresh water pearls and muted Polki diamonds, all set in a rose-gold base, with just the right hint of white gold. At 5.23 inches, the 18-carat shoulder duster earrings weigh just 60.43 grams. The haat phools have a more elaborate design, with multiple pearl strands connecting daintily from the finger to the bracelet. The weight? 171.09 grams.

Commenting on the design Rhea Kapoor said, “For Sonam’s Cannes appearance this year, I wanted jewellery that would go with the intricate embroidery and the high-shine embellishment of Elie Saab’s design, but at the same time, I wanted something that was inspired by Dark Romance. It was a memorable experience working with Kalyan Jewellers to create this look. We combined the traditional Indian technique of studded jewellery with a design lineage that is essentially very European. Our aim was to create pieces of wearable art that blend the best of 18th century Dark Romance designs with Indian idioms.”

Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Kalyan Jewellers, added, “It was a challenging proposition for us, when Rhea suggested blending Victorian Dark Romance-inspired design ideas with Indian kaarigari. But today, we are extremely proud that we could render the designs with precision. The jewellery complemented Sonam Kapoor perfectly, and the most important aspect of this design is that the pieces are lightweight and can be easily paired with an Indian or a more global ensemble.”

Photos: House of Pixels

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