Reena Ahluwalia Solo Diamond Paintings & Jewelry Exhibition | Singapore

Diamond is a powerful symbol of eternal love, beauty, power and prestige. Reena Ahluwalia presented 'Diamond Dreams’ - a dazzling exhibition of her incredibly detailed diamond paintings and her 'Coronet By Reena' signature spinning jewelry collection, Soul Carousel. Reena's solo exhibition took place at the Visual Arts Centre, in Singapore.

Reena meticulously paints hyper-realistic diamonds with ultra-magnified facets. Reena believes we all are like diamonds - brilliant, beautiful, radiant, luminous, full of potential and so much more. These incredible paintings take time, anywhere from 200 to over 700 hours each. Each painting is Reena's labor of love, intimately capturing the play of light and color.

The Portrait of Innovation - Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia

"Shine like the whole universe is yours." -- Rumi

This universe is truly ours! You and I are brilliant specks of consciousness in this vast universe. I love this simple idea that has the power to liberate and empower us. To dream freely, to reach within and share our thoughts uninhibited with the universe is a beautiful thing. 

A dream with courage is innovation. Innovation is exactly what Aaron Shum of Aaron Shum Jewelry created in his patented diamond setting. Coronet Solitaire has accomplished what centuries of master jewelers have tried - creating a luminous grand solitaire effect - with only 30 points of diamond (and 1/10th the price of its solitaire equivalent). So when Aaron asked me to custom create a diamond painting of the 'Coronet', we both knew instantaneously that it would not just be a copy of the diamond setting. We knew that undertaking this commission will mean that I will be painting not a specimen of the diamond setting but rather a portrait of innovation and telling the story of a diamond dream. 

The 'Coronet' diamond painting was a true joy to create and took 45 days and nights. The painting belongs to my 'Diamond Portrait Series'. At 48 x 48 inches (4x4 feet), it's an extremely detailed and precise portrait of innovation. The Coronet setting ensembles seven round brilliants with an elevated center diamond set without prongs, creating effect of one grand solitaire. 

The Coronet® Diamond Painting was unveiled on 15 September 2016 in a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016. The response was overwhelming! In addition to the Coronet® portrait painting, the exhibition featured seven of my diamond paintings in Hong Kong for the very first time.  

Aaron Shum Jewelry and I also announced our upcoming jewelry design collaboration which we launched in Baselworld 2017 - the spectacular CORONET BY REENA AHLUWALIA diamond jewelry collection.  

Miss Switzerland, Kerstin Cook radiates in the 'Inner Brilliance' spinning diamonds jewelry from 'Coronet By Reena Ahluwalia'.    VIEW THE COLLECTION   . Image credit: Abdou HILALI | Baselworld

Miss Switzerland, Kerstin Cook radiates in the 'Inner Brilliance' spinning diamonds jewelry from 'Coronet By Reena Ahluwalia'. VIEW THE COLLECTION. Image credit: Abdou HILALI | Baselworld

Below is a look at the making of the 'Coronet' Diamond Painting. Enjoy!

Shine brilliantly,
Reena Ahluwalia

You can see Reena's 'Diamond Portal Series' here. Please click here to purchase limited edition prints. If you are interested in acquiring or commissioning an original Reena Ahluwalia painting, please contact us

'Coronet' Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia for Aaron Shum Jewelry. 48 x 48 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

'Coronet' Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia for Aaron Shum Jewelry. 48 x 48 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up details. 'Coronet' Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia for Aaron Shum Jewelry. 48 x 48 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up details. 'Coronet' Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia for Aaron Shum Jewelry. 48 x 48 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

VIDEO: Making of the Coronet Diamond painting by Reena Ahluwalia.

The CORONET Diamond painting by artist and jewelry designer Reena Ahluwalia for Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd. was unveiled at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016. The painting is a 4x4 feet, extremely detailed and precise portrait of innovation. The guests of honour at the unveiling were Jimee Essink, General Manager of UBM Asia, the show organiser; Vicky Chan, deputy General Manager of Chow Tai Fook; and Alex Popov, Chairman of the World Diamond Mark.

The Coronet Diamond painting was unveiled at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016.

The Coronet Diamond painting was unveiled at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016.

The Coronet Diamond painting was unveiled at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016. L to R: Kent Wong, Chow Tai Fook, artist Reena Ahluwalia, Alice Trinh & Aaron Shum, Aaron Shum Jewelry.

The Coronet Diamond painting was unveiled at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016. L to R: Kent Wong, Chow Tai Fook, artist Reena Ahluwalia, Alice Trinh & Aaron Shum, Aaron Shum Jewelry.

Tremendous response! Press Conference and the unveiling of the Coronet Diamond painting at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016.

Tremendous response! Press Conference and the unveiling of the Coronet Diamond painting at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016.

Making of the 'Coronet' Diamond Painting:

Ever wondered how I create the under-drawing of my paintings? Here's the layout of the Coronet Diamond. Although it takes a long time, I thoroughly enjoy the precision and geometry involved. Being a jewelry designer and professor of technical drawing helps too. Making of the Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Ever wondered how I create the under-drawing of my paintings? Here's the layout of the Coronet Diamond. Although it takes a long time, I thoroughly enjoy the precision and geometry involved. Being a jewelry designer and professor of technical drawing helps too. Making of the Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Symmetry, precision and balance! Working on my canvas backgound. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Symmetry, precision and balance! Working on my canvas backgound. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail of one of the seven round brilliant diamonds. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail of one of the seven round brilliant diamonds. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Symmetrically beautiful. Seven round brilliant cut diamonds make the Coronet several times brilliant! Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Symmetrically beautiful. Seven round brilliant cut diamonds make the Coronet several times brilliant! Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Magnificent Seven (diamonds) in this painting! To me it looked like a dazzling Kaleidoscope. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Magnificent Seven (diamonds) in this painting! To me it looked like a dazzling Kaleidoscope. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The sheer brilliance of the Coronet diamond is inspiring. At all stages during the creation of this painting, I was mindful to tease out its powerful positive essence and present it through each of my brush strokes. There, within these magnificent magnified facets lie stories that each of us can individually interpret. That's what makes diamonds special to me, because they are carrier of stories, yours and mine. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia.

The sheer brilliance of the Coronet diamond is inspiring. At all stages during the creation of this painting, I was mindful to tease out its powerful positive essence and present it through each of my brush strokes. There, within these magnificent magnified facets lie stories that each of us can individually interpret. That's what makes diamonds special to me, because they are carrier of stories, yours and mine. Making of the 4-feet Coronet Diamond Painting by Reena Ahluwalia. ©Reena Ahluwalia.

Passionate Heart - A Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond Painting By Reena Ahluwalia

Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

Celebrating a heart full of passion, 'Passionate Heart' is my pink heart-shaped diamond painting, one of three heart-shaped diamond painting from the 'Diamond Portrait Series'. Pink diamonds are extremely rare diamonds and are the hot favorite of collectors and connoisseurs. The most romantic of all diamonds, heart-shaped diamonds are often referred to as an extremely popular fancy cut and the ultimate representation of love. I love working with heart-shaped diamonds for my jewelry creations. So much so that I wrote about the most Famous Heart-Shaped Diamonds in history. 

Here are a few images of the painting and process...

Live with passion, follow your heart!
Reena Ahluwalia

You can see Reena's 'Diamond Portal Series' here. If you are interested in acquiring or commissioning an original Reena Ahluwalia painting, please contact us

'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond
36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail. 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail. 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Preparing color palette for my pink 'Passionate Heart' diamond painting. Coloration within a pink diamond is highly nuanced. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Preparing color palette for my pink 'Passionate Heart' diamond painting. Coloration within a pink diamond is highly nuanced. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Life full of passion is a beautiful one! Reena Ahluwalia in her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Life full of passion is a beautiful one! Reena Ahluwalia in her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Do it with passion or not at all! In progress, 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Do it with passion or not at all! In progress, 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Diamond facets are so beautiful and detailed, don't you think? Just like a heart ... you look into its depths, you find so much more to love. Facet details of 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Diamond facets are so beautiful and detailed, don't you think? Just like a heart ... you look into its depths, you find so much more to love. Facet details of 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Reena Ahluwalia at her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Reena Ahluwalia at her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Reena Ahluwalia at her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Reena Ahluwalia at her studio working on the 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed and signed! 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed and signed! 'Passionate Heart' - Portrait of a Pink Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

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Pure Heart - A White Heart-Shaped Diamond Painting By Reena Ahluwalia

Beauty of a pure heart shines brighter than any star!

Nothing can stop us to radiate our inner brilliance. A pure heart is pure light! It's that essence I set out to capture in my painting. After all, what is heart without story?

From the 'Diamond Portrait Series', this painting is a portrait of 'Pure Heart'. A D-flawless white heart-shaped diamond full of light and brilliance. The most romantic of all diamonds, heart-shaped diamonds are often referred to as an extremely popular fancy cut and the ultimate representation of love. I love working with heart-shaped diamonds for my jewelry creations. So much so that I have written about the most Famous Heart-Shaped Diamonds

Here are a few images of the painting and process! Enjoy...!

Reena Ahluwalia

You can see Reena's 'Diamond Portal Series' here. If you are interested in acquiring or commissioning an original Reena Ahluwalia painting, please contact us.

 

'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond
36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Shining through a 'Pure Heart'! Close up detail. 'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Shining through a 'Pure Heart'! Close up detail. 'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Trio of heart-shaped diamond paintings belong to the 'Diamond Portrait Series' by Reena Ahluwalia. 'Pure Heart' is one of the three heart-shaped diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Trio of heart-shaped diamond paintings belong to the 'Diamond Portrait Series' by Reena Ahluwalia. 'Pure Heart' is one of the three heart-shaped diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

So meditative! Preparing palette for my 'Pure Heart' diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

So meditative! Preparing palette for my 'Pure Heart' diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Polished diamonds are pure precision! If you know your diamonds, you totally know this! My paintings, just like my jewelry pieces capture precision and pay tribute to this poetry in geometry. Progress of 'Pure Heart', my white heart-shaped diamond painting from 'Diamond Portrait Series'. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Polished diamonds are pure precision! If you know your diamonds, you totally know this! My paintings, just like my jewelry pieces capture precision and pay tribute to this poetry in geometry. Progress of 'Pure Heart', my white heart-shaped diamond painting from 'Diamond Portrait Series'. ©Reena Ahluwalia

A pure heart is pure light! It's that essence I want to capture in my painting. After all, what is heart without story? Reena Ahluwalia in her studio working on the painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

A pure heart is pure light! It's that essence I want to capture in my painting. After all, what is heart without story? Reena Ahluwalia in her studio working on the painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Dazzle & shine B R I G H T, because you can! Detail of 'Pure Heart', my white heart-shaped diamond painting in progress. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Dazzle & shine B R I G H T, because you can! Detail of 'Pure Heart', my white heart-shaped diamond painting in progress. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Making of the 'Pure Heart' diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Making of the 'Pure Heart' diamond painting. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail. 'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close up detail. 'Pure Heart' - Portrait of a White Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

When your heart is in the right place. 'Pure Heart' white heart-shaped diamond painting in progress. Reena Ahluwalia in her studio. ©Reena Ahluwalia

When your heart is in the right place. 'Pure Heart' white heart-shaped diamond painting in progress. Reena Ahluwalia in her studio. ©Reena Ahluwalia

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The Portal of Quest - a painting by Reena ahluwalia

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!

The Portal of Quest 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Portal of Quest
30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Detail. Close up of the heart-shaped diamond.    The Portal of Quest 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Detail. Close up of the heart-shaped diamond.

The Portal of Quest
30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Making Process. The Portal of Quest diamond painting at different stages. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Making Process. The Portal of Quest diamond painting at different stages. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed painting! The Portal of Quest. 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed painting! The Portal of Quest. 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

I hope to share more of my artwork soon, please stay tuned! 

Reena Ahluwalia
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