AUTHOR: Sonal Talgeri-bhaskaranDESCRIPTION:
Eastern Mystic Jewellery, the creation of British born and self taught designer Sonal Talgeri-Bhaskaran, launches 3 new collections for A/W 09 at IJL this year, with her Indian heritage playing a heavy influence in her designs.
Sonal was drawn to making jewellery in 2003 when the pressures of a demanding banking career and the sudden loss of her father unearthed a need for a creative escape.
Initially wanting to revive her talent for music, a chance finding of some beads led to a new found obsession for gemstones and jewellery design.
After spending the last few years teaching herself jewellery techniques and experimenting with various materials, Sonal decided to leave her career with Goldman Sachs in August 2008 to focus on her first 3 collections - Malika, Mangalya and Tribal Decadence
The collections are deeply inspired by Sonal's Asian background, with designs taking their names and influences from a culture seeped in history, mythology, traditions and exquisite craftsmanship.
Driven by a passion to translate her unique take on these influences into modern and wearable works of art, Sonal has designed 3 vibrant collections which capture the essence of her heritage, whilst standing out as prominent design-led statement pieces.
Each piece is designed and handmade by Sonal using gemstones, Fairtrade Gold Vermeil & Silver or 18 kt Gold, making each piece truly unique and individual.
A member of the British Jewellers Association, Sonal will be showcasing her new designs as part of the BJA KickStart Initiative at International Jewellery London, stand K980E.