British designer Gareth Pugh,whose clients include the likes of Kylie Minogue,Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga,was in Mumbai last week to launch a unique neck-piece created in collaboration with a diamond company. The armour-like necklace,studded with 101 Forevermark diamonds and 5,500 tiny diamonds,is a statement accessory that reflects his trademark unorthodox style. The diamonds are set in geometrical shapes made using a stainless steel base,which is not a common choice for jewellery. I like the idea of mixing together two disparate elements. Steel certainly does sound very industrial,but we have worked it like you would a precious metal,and it has a delicacy to it that is quite unexpected, said the designer. Pugh was also impressed by Mumbais sights,smells and sounds. I have always wanted to visit India and would best describe the place as a complete sensory overload, he said.
Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 21, 2013 4:14 am