Indian designers who are giving heirloom jewellery an avant-garde spin
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Hong Kong, Jan. 17 -- If you love conscious fashion, then instead of buying more expensive jewellery, consider upcycling family heirlooms. We found four Indian designers turning family heirloom pieces pieces into avant garde everyday jewellery. Swapna Mehta,Hyderabad
"My jewellery is for someone who loves art, is fascinated by history and heritage, is intelligent and fearless enough to buck the trend," says Hyderabad-based Swapna Mehta. The self-taught jeweller scours the bazaars of remote villages and towns all across India looking for rare, heirloom ornaments ("sometimes broken, sometimes with a piece missing, mostly abandoned").
She then spends weeks taking them apart and fitting them into a new story, by blending styles, genres, and...
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