Apart from the cover, Reena's opinion piece on 'Art and building relationships from the outside in' is also featured inside the magazine...Read More
Here's a special piece that I want to share with you, it's titled "Legacy".
LEGACY vintage-inspired platinum engagement ring by Reena Ahluwalia, takes it's inspiration from the fabled jewelry-vault of Royal Asscher from 1920s-1930s, conjuring the old Hollywood glamour and romanticism.
Marquise shape buds form the shank of the ring, center Royal Asscher Cut diamond represents a bloom with promise of new future and creation of lasting legacy together. Stylized and warmly organic!
HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands is a truly beloved figure. Recently we spotted her proudly wearing her very own floating-diamonds "Stars" ring by Royal Asscher !
On the occasion she awarded three Silver Carnations in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This is the award that Prince Bernhard established in 1950 as a tribute to people who do voluntarily work for culture or nature. Beatrix is the former queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having reigned from 1980 to 2013. Following her abdication on 30 April 2013, she is once again called Princess Beatrix.
Ah, Vegas! A pilgrimage that jewelry folks make each year to showcase new designs, meet with old industry friends and make some new ones.
This year we brought color and uber chic cuffs ! Check out the latest blue and pink sapphire 'Shining Stars' collection from Royal Asscher & Reena Ahluwalia.
I am thrilled about the overwhelming response there uber street chic cuffs generated at the show! Floating-diamonds cuff in leather and plated sterling silver. Aren't they cool ?
This is what diamond dreams are made of!
At 3106.73-carat, Cullinan is the largest rough diamond ever found in the world, a part of British Crown Jewels, that was cut and polished by legendary diamond company - Royal Asscher. Stars of Africa initiative and collection is a jewelry collection, designed by Reena Ahluwalia for Royal Asscher Diamonds, and is named after this fabled diamond.
The Cullinan diamond was discovered in the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1905 and so named as the mine belonged to Thomas Cullinan. The Transvaal Government bought the diamond and presented it King Edward in 1907 as a sign of gratitude for passing government from British rule to the state.
In the past I have authored posts on, Top Ten - Largest Diamonds Discovered In The World, Splendors of Mughal India, The Magnificent Maharajas Of India, Mystery & History Of Marquise Diamond Cut, Ór - Ireland's Gold, The Legendary Cullinan Diamond, Bejeweled Persia - Historic Jewelry From The Qajar Dynasty, Famous Heart-Shaped Diamonds, Type II Diamonds, Green Diamonds, Red Diamonds and more. Being a curious artist that I am, over years, I have spent countless hours in self-driven studies on diamond, jewelry history and research. All good stuff, as I have accumulated a great deal of interesting knowledge, something that definitely informs my jewelry design and other artistic creations. I wrote these blogs for simple reason - to share my collected knowledge with all who are interested, so that more can benefit from it. Take a look and enjoy! -- Reena
Floating all around us, infinite like universe... is every idea and expression that ever was, ever will be.
"Design is the search for a magical balance between intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality." — Valerie Pettis
Need for balance is one of the most important influences on human perception.
We look for it, we strive for it.
And yet, it takes work.
It's pure magic, when we arrive at it!