Underground Jewels: A new shine on Indian jewelry design

Underground Jewels: A new shine on Indian jewelry design

Fashion boutique Bombay Electric curates a show of funky, directional, mixed-matched Indian jewelry aimed at Mumbai's disco aunties and elegant intelligentsia
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Bombay Electric owner and chief curator Priya Kishore has combed the Indian underground design scene to discover three exceptional young jewelers who she thinks break the mold and present a new perspective on Indian jewelry design. 

Meenakshi Dash, Martinaa New and Fanny Boucher make their dazzling debuts between March 2 and 6 with found objects, precious gems and flouro baubles in this paragon of Indian fashion boutiques: Bombay Electric, 1 Reay House, BEST Marg, Colaba; tel. +91 (0) 22 2287 6276. 

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Meenakshi Dash hails from Mumbai, London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Hong Kong, all at the same time. She finds that being a bit of a "cultural omelet" forces her to create work that cannot be labeled, but remains faithful to all. She holds a fine arts degree from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago and London Business School and currently resides in Hong Kong.

Fanny Boucher's native abode is Paris, but she calls Jaipur her home. Her pieces at Honorine Jewels tell tales of poetry, travel, and a longing for all things beautiful. After the launch of her first collection on Net-a-Porter in 2009, Bombay Electric is delighted to bring her hand-made, exquisite pieces to Mumbai as an exclusive first. After Bombay, Fanny is off to her hometown to show at Paris Fashion Week.

Martinaa New is influenced by the sights, sounds and sensations of the everyday exceptional. Her hand-crafted pieces make powerful totems of peace with their use of political and religious symbolism, always promoting harmony through diversity. This philosophy is reflected in her eclectic choice of stones, colors and found objects, which combine to make one-off collector’s pieces.