Sabyasachi High Jewelry at Bergdorf Goodman
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – “Bengal’s grand history of handcrafted jewelry almost faded away because of a lack of patronage. I want to bring this legacy back to the world,” says Sabyasachi Mukherjee, “As the world hunts more and more for authenticity, I am confident that the next generation of the greatest jewelry designers will come from India. We have a sophisticated history of hand-crafted jewelry that goes back centuries, and I have made a promise to myself to work relentlessly to conserve this legacy and make it relevant again.”
Among the ways the ace fashion designer, after making the sari haute, is now set to do the same with traditional Indian jewelry is in collaboration with New York-based luxury department store, Bergdorf Goodman.
From Calcutta to New York.
From the fine craftsmanship of Bengal to the gilded Byzantine splendor and the dramatic prowess of Broadway. With influences that veer off the maximalist paths bridging the east and west-a turn of Sicilian baroque with the rustic finery of Harappa, medieval goldsmithing merged with sophisticated Georgian techniques, brooding Moorish arches embedded into age-old Mughal crafts-these works have influences from both the east and the west.
A hedonistic intercultural conversation where deconstructed Maharani necklaces are coupled with exquisite hand-printed velvets, enamelled Grecian medallions are matched with exotic charms from the Sundarbans mangroves, and the most exquisite tourmalines are paired with understated turquoises.
Bengal Byzantine Broadway celebrates the exuberant and rebellious, even as we remain grounded in India’s heritage, art, and craft. India is not just one story, and neither is Sabyasachi Jewelry.
“For the last two decades I built a heritage fashion brand based on a simple value system. Sabyasachi Jewelry has been built with the same principles- authenticity, integrity, quality and the finest of craftsmanship” says Mukherjee.
Featuring the statement gariyal necklace set in gold with brilliant cut, rose cut and uncut diamonds, aquamarines, tourmalines, turquoises, and jaspers.
Featuring the statement ram’s head necklace set in gold with brilliant cut and uncut diamonds, petalites, dalmatians, jaspers, turquoises, opals, and tourmalines.