From the "Diamond Portrait Series", here is "The Portrait of Perfection" - a flawless and perfect pear shaped diamond...Read More
"Diamonds are not specimens to me, they have soul and story" - experience the Diamond Portal series...Read More
The biggest adventure we can take is to live the life of our dreams. Come and experience the Portal of Decisions...Read More
"Radiate Brilliance" celebrates the inner spirit, our power to empower. My painting pays tribute to women, who like diamonds, are brilliant, multi-faceted and unbreakable...Read More
My diamond painting "The Portal of Empowerment" pays tribute to women. There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. She has the power to empower and elevate humanity...Read More
My opinion piece on Diamonds and Art...Read More
My diamond painting "The Portal of Eternity" pays tribute to the epic Asscher cut diamond, a cut of royalty...Read More
It is unescapable if you are human. Temptation, that is...Read More
In the world of fancy coloured diamonds, a green diamond may be the most mysterious and intriguing...Read More
Life is a beautiful mystery! In my painting, "The Portal of Mystery", I explore the concept of mystery...Read More
Elizabeth Hurley is a queen! Seductive Queen Helena...Read More
Journeys are constant in our lives. One of the biggest journey we take is the journey within...Read More
This blog post highlights a particular diamond shape. A symbol of love and romance - the heart-shaped diamond...Read More
Dreams, are they coloured? Do they exist within the portals of our soul? What if we didn't have the capacity to dream, what would humanity be like...Read More
Life is an eternal quest. Yet, not all those who wander are lost.
Our journeys are journeys of seekers and wanderers, a journey inwards. In quest of our being, of clarity and truth.
I explore this notion in my work here. "The Portal of Quest" painting is from the 'Diamond Portal Series", one that I am currently working on. In the Diamond Portal Series, I explore the moments of human emotions as seen through the lens of the diamond as a storyteller. You are invited to enter portals where subtle references exist but the story is completed based on your life experiences and desires. I hope that each time you see the work, a new set of questions, solutions and possibilities emerge. The qualities of diamond act as metaphors and hold the stories together.
Here are a few images, enjoy!
All in the spirit of Halloween! I present to you...
"Sorceress Diabolic" - is a jewelry design concept by Reena Ahluwalia.
"On a fatal night, at the witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The shadowy moon floats above. In this forbidden depths of darkness, prowls a diabolic sorceress with magic spells and dangerous enchantments. In her mask-macabre, glimmering like countess diamonds are trapped hopeless enchanted souls."
Milestone marks the first-ever designer jewelry brand that exclusively features lab-grown diamonds and merges it with wearable technology and fashion.
Toronto, Canada (May 5, 2014) -- Multi-award winning jewelry designer and longtime diamond industry insider, Reena Ahluwalia, today announced the launch of the world's first lab-grown diamond designer jewelry brand – “Nurture By Reena.” The brand is committed to proudly feature fully disclosed, certified lab-grown diamonds that are origin-guaranteed, conflict-free and environmentally sustainable.
“The Moments Collection” is the first offering from “Nurture By Reena.” It combines diamond jewelry with wearable technology and merges style and fashion with deep personal meaning. Using QR Code technology opens the door to a unique ecosystem that allows you to attach your most precious moments to your jewel. The lab-grown diamond pieces flip to discreetly reveal a QR code that is otherwise hidden from view while the jewelry is worn.
Each cutting-edge design unites the beauty of natural shapes with the precision of modern technology and brings to life Reena’s love of discovery. And while each piece embodies the unique vision of the artist, you’re invited to give it personal meaning through the stories you attach to it. Capturing an individual's unique moment and personal messages, the jewel can be effortlessly personalized with content that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Like the eternal nature of a diamond, your jewel becomes a modern day digital talisman, a time capsule that captures and preserves your moment for eternity.
The Moments Collection is offered in colorless, pink and yellow lab-grown diamonds, with a starting carat weight of 0.40ct. and includes rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. To date, there are 36 SKUs available in 18k gold, including white, yellow and rose gold. According to Reena Ahluwalia, “I looked at blooming flowers for inspiration and symbolism. For me, flowers are like moments – ephemeral, yet deeply memorable.
Reena said, “Let me take you on a journey one could only imagine before. I am proud to bring to you a collection that celebrates the changing consumer values of today, embodies what real love means and helps you express your deepest personal stories. For retailers, this also offers phenomenal value and choices through layers of differentiation, which is essential to stand out in retail space today.”
The “Moments Collection” from “Nurture By Reena” will be unveiled at the upcoming JCK Las Vegas Show 2014, in the Design Center, booth no. S10519.
For more information, please visit: www.nurturebyreena.com
Rapaport discusses jewelry design and relevant diamond industry topics with designer Reena Ahluwalia. The profile can be seen at the news section.
"It's a great privilege to be recognized as a Master Canadian Jewellery Designer. I am delighted at this recognition of my ongoing journey of creating meaningful jewelry with narratives that promote socially-conscious values."
-- Reena Ahluwalia
November, 2013. Toronto — The first-ever books about fine jewellery in Canada highlight a talented group of designers who have won every major international award, and have earned prestigious jewellery commissions from people ranging from Pope John II to Uma Thurman. The two-volume, 50-year retrospective on jewellery in Canada was written and produced by Cora Golden, who also co-authored the award-winning book, Design in Canada. Produced in collaboration with Birks, Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada (Volume 1 and 2) include over 450 photographs of rarely seen Canadian-designed jewellery. Together, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the makers of the most beautiful objects in the world.
Volume 1: Post-War Pioneers profiles 25 early designers and ateliers.
Volume 2: Contemporary Artists features 25 current designers; many of whom were trained or influenced by the previous generation. Worldly and peripatetic, John de Jong caters to upscale clients across Europe and North America; while Reena Ahluwalia, also of Toronto, often uses Canadian diamonds in her extravagant creations.
Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada (Volume 1 and Volume 2) are now available on Apple iTunes for purchase. Don't forget to get your copy!
Author Cora Golden: http://www.goldene-books.com/
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” - Emily Brontë
I love the splendor and crispness of Fall! Do you as well?
This creation was inspired by the golden, graceful falling
dry leaves of autumn. Leaves of this necklace can
be detached. Once separated, the leaves can be worn individually as
pendants, necklaces and multiple brooches.