Ganjam's new Le Jardin jewellery collection
Text by Preeta Agarwal
Adored by Indian royalty, Ganjam has long been regarded one of the
country's leading luxury jewellers. With stores in India's finest
luxury hubs and a flagship showroom on Infantry Road in Bangalore,
the brand is well known for both its contemporary collections and
exquisite classical south Indian jewellery, focusing on
fashionable designs and high standards of craftsmanship using only
the finest quality 'f' colour VVS diamonds.
Following the launch of its Nizam collection last year, Ganjam has
revisited Le Jardin, a collection inspired by the delicate beauty
of nature. Previously, the collection comprised a combination of
pink, white and gold in simpler silhouettes, but since its
neo-classical makeover, it packs a more colourful punch. Petals
dazzle with pink sapphires, set in 18ct pink and yellow gold,
accented with vivid purple amethysts and lustrous white pearls.
From a Y-shaped necklace and large cocktail ring to elaborate
earrings and chunkier wrist wear, the mood is extremely feminine -
an embodiment of the grandeur and richness of an Indian garden.
"The Le Jardin collection was initially created with a fresh
spring palette of pink and white," says Ms Arunima Bhaumik, Head of
Design at Ganjam. "Recently we revisited the collection and wanted
to add a freshness to it. The idea was to keep the existing feel of
the collection - feminine and soft - but add a new dimension. This
we did by introducing purple amethysts to the pink and gold and
diamonds. The purple plays off the soft pink and adds a point of
contrast within each piece."