About Neha Dani
Crystalline glaciers of glowing moonstone. Twisting leaves reaching for the sun. The spectral clouds of a vast nebula. Each captured by artist Neha Dani in gleaming gemstones and precious metals, rippling with arrested motion.
Dani began creating bespoke jewelry with fine gems and diamonds, holding successful solo shows across India. In 2014, encouraged by the response from collectors and media, she launched her international career at the JCK show in the United States, immediately winning the show’s Rising Star Award and receiving global recognition. Exhibitions at the Couture show, PAD art fair in Paris, and Macklowe Gallery in New York followed.
"As an artist, you have a responsibility to bring something unique and beautiful into the world: the most perfect version of your vision that you can achieve without compromise.
I never did anything that was traditional. I don't come from a family of jewelers: I am the first. It’s a calling. I want to create something new and mesmerizing, layers and movement, always with joy inside."
- Neha Dani
About the Process
Dani sculpts each organic dimensional form in wax herself in meticulous detail, turning it in her hands to perfect every angle in three dimensions. After the form is complete, she adds the gems and colors she feels will complete the piece.
She selects each gemstone personally, painting and carving the wax to position it in place to express her vision. Her palette is often bold and unconventional, with striking contrasts of colored metal and gems.