They also happen to be gorgeous friends of mine and are talented, AMAZING chicks.
Their jewelry designs are unique and simply superb.
See for yourselves.
The first is Zara Simon - her designs have that wonderful chunky gold, byzantine feel about them, reminiscent of ancient, and decidedly royal worlds. They are designed with precious and semi precious stones handpicked by Zara and set in Vermeil. I especially love her use of bold coloured stones.
She's not timid in her creativity, and I like that.
Her jewels are for the girl who is a sophisticated jet-setter who has a soft spot for history and Egypt and luxury.
Her latest Metropolis collection has a more edgy metropolitan feel and mixes cool city-scapes with Egyptian imagery. It is a stunning collection of rings emulating cities around the world. Made in 9ct and 18ct gold, set delicately with rubies, sapphires and diamonds.
Here are some examples of her work.
Firstly these amazing rings:
Metropolis Collection rings:
And the coolest piece of all is this ring which can be worn as a double ring or single (half bite):
The second collection is jewelry by Prithvi Alamkara.
These are gorgeous, delicate and quirky pieces that are thoroughly unique and eye catching in design. Each piece is handcrafted and no piece is like another.
Again the defining characteristic is the use of raw, byzantine gold and you feel like you have just raided an archaeological treasure trove from the palaces of ancient Crete!
Exactly the look I try to cultivate, personally.
Exotic, mysterious and magnetising in that "I'm a sexy anthropologist who has spent a lot of time in the east studying tantra" kind of way.
Their earrings are very special - I love the exquisite golden bird motive!
Check these out:
And exquisite bracelets too: