Reena's Glorious, Luminous Diamonds - JNA (Jewellery News Asia)

Feature interview of Reena Ahluwalia and her diamonds.

Editor Marie Feliciano interviews Reena Ahluwalia in May 2017 issue of JNA (Jewellery News Asia). 

Heart of Gold - A Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond Painting By Reena Ahluwalia

It’s that heart of gold, and stardust soul that make you beautiful!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Isn't a heart of gold the best treasure of all? Capturing the warm glow of sun rays, 'Heart of Gold' is my yellow heart-shaped diamond painting, one of three heart-shaped diamond painting from the 'Diamond Portrait Series'. I went ahead and added real natural diamond dust with paint in the painting, the diamond dust sparkles when it catches light.

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 most Famous Heart-Shaped Diamonds in history. 

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

Here's to a heart of gold, 
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

'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond
36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close-up detail of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Close-up detail of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

When you shine, the world shines with you! In progress, 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

When you shine, the world shines with you! In progress, 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Be the light in someone's life! In progress, 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Be the light in someone's life! In progress, 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

It’s that heart of gold, and stardust soul that make you beautiful! Making of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

It’s that heart of gold, and stardust soul that make you beautiful! Making of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Unlocking the heart of gold, one brush stroke at a time! Making of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Unlocking the heart of gold, one brush stroke at a time! Making of the 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Let's follow our heart, it leads to our dreams! 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Let's follow our heart, it leads to our dreams! 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Setting heart on fire, one facet at a time! Progress of 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Setting heart on fire, one facet at a time! Progress of 'Heart of Gold' - Portrait of a Yellow Heart-Shaped Diamond. 36 x 36 inches. Natural Diamond Dust and Acrylic on Canvas. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Real diamond dust, a signature of Reena Ahluwalia paintings. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Real diamond dust, a signature of Reena Ahluwalia paintings. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Reena Ahluwalia with her trio of diamond paintings. To see the other paintings of this series, please check out the '   Diamond Portrait Series   ' by Reena.

Reena Ahluwalia with her trio of diamond paintings. To see the other paintings of this series, please check out the 'Diamond Portrait Series' by Reena.

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! 

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