Are you a jewelry addict, and always on the lookout for something timelessly unique? If you’re nodding in unison, I suggest you drop whatever you have planned out this weekend and spend a good couple of hours or so at Numaish Exhibition’s Art Karat by Asha Kamal Modi.
This special exhibition will be held at Taj Dubai this Friday and Saturday, and is especially a must for new brides to be as they are offering free bridal consultations. And you might even bump into Asha Kamal Modi herself!
Asha Kamal Modi launched her line in 1988, a time when the concept of designer jewelry was unheard of in India. Despite the drawbacks, Asha carved a niche for herself as one of the most recognized jewelry designers of India. She draws her inspirations from the basic elements of nature together with the rich Indian heritage, studying its changing moods and traditions. Each of her designs is different in style, mood and craftsmanship, made to perfection by some of India’s finest artisans.
Asha’s creations cater to a wide canvas of both traditional and western tastes, blending majestically with whatever a woman wears. Asha has designed jewellery for more than 10 bollywood blockbusters some of which include movies like ‘Devdas’, Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Kamasutra’, ‘Zubeida’, ‘Ram-leela’ and recently released ‘Bajirao Mastani’ . It is her deep-rooted sensitivity of being a woman and her exceptional creativity, which has made her a household name among the Indian affluent.
A trained gemologist, Asha has been felicitated for her talent with the President’s award for design, the FICCI 2005 award and the prestigious Best Designer Accolade by the Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council, among many other accolades.
* What inspired you to become a jewelry designer?
*Please tell us more about the Navratna collection, why does this particular style of Indian jewellery fascinate you?
*what is your own unique take on this style?
*You have been designing jewelry since 1988! How has your style evolved?
*Your creations have been seen in very noted Bollywood releases! Please tell us how these creations came about.
*Which celebrities have been seen wearing your creations off screen?
*Of all the pieces you have designed, what is your absolute favorite so far and why?
* What did you wear for your own wedding?
*What pieces of jewelry would you recommend for a traditional Indian bridal trousseau?
* What can we expect to see at the Art Karat exhibition?
* What do you have in store for 2017?