Collaborating with Gemfields, The Line presents a minimalist narrative of Indian heritage, told through colored gems.
April 28, 2023: The enigmatic charm and aesthetic appeal of gems is undeniable and so is its intrinsic part in Indian tradition and culture. Indian label The Line truly understands the essence and power of these gemstones. In partnership with Gemfields, a leading miner of colored gems, the house pairs the most scintillating stones with classic Indian jewelry silhouettes for a new collection.
The Line was born from the founder, Natasha Khurana’s love and fascination for gems. The fashion journalist was largely influenced by her artistic surroundings and precious objects. Her exposure to a wide variety of art and history has inspired her unique vision, which is reflected in her jewelry. Titled Songbird, the collection is an evocatively and brilliantly contemporary interpretation of Indian tradition and artistry.
The collaboration features bright Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds paired with pearls into sensual and appealing designs for different moments of the day.
Reinventing the traditional codes of Indian heritage, the Ladhi ruby necklace is a sophisticated interpretation. Brilliant baguette shaped rubies hang around the neck elegantly on pearl links, giving the piece an appealing naturalness. Sparkling rubies set intricately on the moon shaped Chaandbali earrings sway brilliantly while the Kaanphool earrings studded with emeralds are equally arresting.
From flowering earpieces to regal chokers, each design is so seemingly simple yet bold, that these can be worn with ease, from festivity to everyday wear.
- By Pritha Debroy