The necklace has walked the storyline of imaginative quest and intense craftsmanship. The journey started with an idea of a jewel that would mesmerize and Neha’s past experience with the ethereal quality of moonstones, gave the idea a form in sketches that she drew.
Neha sourced the highest quality of stones from Jaipur, each piece unblemished and reflecting the opulence of its inner light. Destiny led her to the finest sample of moonstones, perfect in sheen and color, which were sliced in shapes, unique to her specifications.
At her workshop, the moonstones were set in blue jeweller’s wax, each gem placed in a setting that was an exact replication of the final setting in titanium. On the wax, surrounding each moonstone, detailed markings were made for the placement of diamonds - an aesthetic detail inspired by frozen ice droplets that surround the glaciers. Neha and her team worked out every detail of the piece, spending several hours giving form to the original inspiration.
Dani’s vision was to create a necklace that would bring the icy blue sheen and glaciers alive on the wearer, that it should sparkle and shine the way frozen water does, in moonlight and in sunshine. The final configuration of the majestic stones satisfied the artist’s vision – the stones cascading down like blocks of polar ice, catching light that was sensuous and dramatic.
Adding to the beauty and versatility of the piece, Neha has engineered the necklace to make it wearable in three stunning ways. The pendant is detachable and can be worn as such. It is also possible to wear Tazlina in its full form and as a neckpiece without the pendant.
Once the final shape of the necklace was determined, the cast, molds and stones were sent to her trusted workshop. Under Neha’s supervision and guidance, the final titanium structure was manufactured. With expert hands each of the moonstones and diamonds were placed within these frames.
Now in resplendent glory, the Tazlina Moonstone Necklace is the metamorphosis of a dream into a perfect piece of craftsmanship. The necklace brings alive the translucent shimmer of glacial ice, as it sometimes melts and freezes again, the Moonstones and Diamonds in their Titanium cradle crystallizing the magic of Nature.