Floral Fragments

“A magnificent flower slowly wilting and occasionally dropping a petal, its brilliance fading, its stalk bending ever lower.”
Comment on the Mughal Empire. Stuart Cary Welch. India: Art & Culture 1300-1900. 1985.

Floral Fragments celebrates the disintegrating beauty found within the fading monuments of India. It is inspired by the ancient paintings that adorn the walls of the Rani Mahal in Bundi, Rajasthan. Once a palace built for the wives and mistresses of the original rulers, it is now an abandoned fort, overgrown and overrun with wild monkeys.
Echoing the allure the designer sees in the decaying murals, muted colours and broken patterns of the fort, the collection’s fragmented aesthetic hints at a forgotten grandeur. Depicted in delicate gold filigree and embellished with a subtle smattering of sparkling diamonds, the interchangeable collection imagines the jewellery treasures of the women who once lived there.
Each piece is handcrafted in the UK from ethically sourced 18ct certified Fairtrade Gold, set with diamonds and semi-precious gemstones.