Couturier Gaurav Gupta is now extending his high-decibel design aesthetic to include well-crafted jewellery. A joint venture label, the Gaurav Gupta Occasions Fine Jewellery has been conceived as an ode to 15 years of his eponymous fashion label. Much like his singular silhouettes, Gupta details his couture language through these finely made baubles, which are an extension of the 2019 couture collection. Rooted in the infinity of nature and other intangible elements, his couture jewellery retains a timeless appeal, and will will be retailed out of the brand’s flagship store in Delhi’s Mehrauli.
Tell us about your Vogue Wedding Show 2019 collection.
The line, consisting of 50 handmade pieces, is expressed through the Feather, Forest and Infinity collections. Each piece has been created with precious stones and high-quality diamonds in specially crafted moulds of white gold. Each diamond is individually cut and sculpted according to the design. We have considered the utility and functionality to create timeless value. The collection includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and ear cuffs. From the Feather collection, the ‘Liberation’ necklace is designed in the shape of interwoven wings. Each of the 8,000 pieces of this necklace—a combination of rose-cut and full-cut diamonds—have been set under a microscope.
Who is the Gaurav Gupta Occasions Fine Jewellery bride?
Graceful, intellectual, yet playful, a Gaurav Gupta bride embodies poise and appreciates nature. Imagine her as someone who wishes to waltz along the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles in multi-layered couture, embellished with feathers and glass beads. Our jewellery, from the feathered necklace to the sculpted rings, all personify these qualities.
What are the jewellery trends that’ll be a hit among brides this year?
Nowadays, people want to wear fun occasion wear to themed modern weddings. Brides are looking for something exquisite and unique for their wedding jewellery. They want one-of-a-kind pieces that can be worn beyond their big day. To achieve that, hold a certain part of your look as the focal point, and let other elements complement it. Brides are leaning towards pieces that add a touch of fantasy or drama to their look. A great way to stand out is to pick something that is light yet painstakingly detailed, and has exquisite detailing.
What are the best jewellery pieces a bride can wear for different wedding events?
- Engagement: A diamond necklace, like our ‘Liberation’ necklace from the Feather collection, ideally paired with a diamond bracelet that will draw attention to the hands.
- Mehandi: Bring out your playful side—layer an heirloom choker with light string necklaces over an easy kaftan.
- Cocktail: Pick a modern, yet feminine piece that will grow old with you.
- Wedding: Stay true to who you are. Go easy on the jewels because the outfit will weigh you down anyway.
- Reception: Elegant diamonds would be perfect