Fine jewellery designer Flora Bhattachary has launched her new Baoli collection at International Jewellery London.
Bhattachary is one of the 10 designers selected by the BJA and IJL to showcase their work on the Kick Start stand at IJL in 2015 and has already been highly commended for ‘Visual Impact’ in this year’s Editor’s Choice Awards.
Inspired by the dramatic carving and linear architecture of ancient Indian water temples or ‘Baoli’, Bhattachary’s new collection presents geometric cocktail rings, angular pendants and earrings. Bold rows of dark sapphires, black diamonds and rubies are set in satin finished 18ct yellow gold.
Commenting on the Baoli collection Bhattachary says: “I was inspired by drama of these geometric structures – they are spectacular – sculptural and Escher like in their mathematical designs. The wells are imbued with incredibly evocative stories of romance from beautiful widowed queens to unrequited passion. As temples they were places ritual where water acted as a boundary between heaven and earth – evoked in the collection through rich blue sapphires and 18 carat gold.”
Bhattachary can be found at stand T10e.