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Wondering what to wear with that favourite blue dress, or, are you in the mood to team a crisp white shirt with a snug-fit pair of denims? But what do you accessorise your ensemble with? How a

Published: 23rd January 2012 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

Wondering what to wear with that favourite blue dress, or, are you in the mood to team a crisp white shirt with a snug-fit pair of denims? But what do you accessorise your ensemble with? How about a pair of pretty blue earrings or a funky aquamarine studded bracelet? Fret not, for Studio Tara has recently launched a new collection, The Blue Nile by jewellery designer Pavithra A at Collage.

The Blue Nile is Pavithra’s first ever collection and the designer says that she was greatly inspired by her trip to Egypt. “A couple of years ago while I was holidaying with my family on a cruise on the river Nile, the idea struck me, ‘I should design a collection dedicated to this magnificent river’. It was also the fact that nobody had ever designed an entire collection dedicated to this magnificent river that lured me into the idea of do so,” she says. Given that the young designer loves nature in all its forms, it wasn’t ‘out of the ‘blue’ that she chose the river as her source of inspiration. According to her, water is a tremendous source of inspiration. “It can motivate anyone with its form and fluidity,” she informs. “I have been designing jewellery for almost a year now and this is my first collection that I have launched,” says the Chennai based designer. It comprises long beaded chains, tiny droplet earrings and danglers, rings and bracelets. “It is a mix of everything. There are a few delicate pieces that we have made and a few with a subtle bling. They can be mixed and matched. The pieces have been mostly crafted from white gold with a couple in yellow gold as well,”says Pavithra. The designs are contemporary according to her, but, can be worn with even Indian outfits.

“The range has been designed in such a way that it can compliment any ensemble.

There are a lot of asymmetrical and geometric motifs and designs that have been used along with blue coloured stones,” she adds. Pavithra has probably used all the precious and semi-precious stones available to achieve the desired look for her collection. Blue stones like Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire Marquise and Lapiz have been used to lend the blue of the Nile, while white gold and diamonds have been used to achieve the white lustre and sheen of the river.

Since the entire look is focused on the stones more then the metal, she explains why the gold used has not been given any texture, “There is no point texturing the metal as it will hardly be seen, since the focus is on the colour blue,” says the designer who is always

had a flair for jewellery.

Reminiscing she says that even as a teenager she loved making her own jewellery and wanted to turn her passion into a career. “I did a jewellery course in college and combined it with a degree in Bachelors in Business Administration,”

she reveals. “My courses gave a me a good head start in the direction I wanted to follow. To add to it, my family was also very supportive of me. I would show them my designs and they would give inputs on them which I would then improvise on. I guess that is probably one of the reasons that the collection has turned out the way

it has,” she smiles.

As for the future, she says her next collection will be a little ‘hatke’. “I will soon be starting work on my next collection and this collection will have an edge to it. The range should be out soon and I may retail once again from Bangalore,” she informs.

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