Dani’s personal journey is replete with determination and passion. She grew up in a traditional Indian family but her parents were avid travellers. Young Neha was raised exploring the world and was exposed to art and culture across borders. A myriad of wonders left indelible impressions on her blooming mind – from magical glaciers in Alaska to classical art in the museums of Europe. These experiences nourished the artist in her and she travelled to California to study at Gemological Institute of America.
A lifelong passion for gems was ignited and she went on to become a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, returning to India to work as a gemmologist.
Soon thereafter, she started designing unique pieces with fine gems and diamonds. Her stunning presentation at the JCK Show in the United States was a statement of her bold and experimental style. A much deserved “Rising Star” award at the show catapulted Neha Dani onto the centre stage of the world of high jewellery. The global media had discovered a free-spirited young star in Dani and she was featured in prestigious publications like Vogue, VO+, Women’s Wear Daily, Robb Report, Forbes and The New York Times.
In 2017, Neha Dani was profiled in Juliet Weir de la Rochefoucauld’s book, “Women Jewellery Designers”. As she continued to craft iconic pieces, recognition came from several quarters. Her works were displayed at the prestigious PAD Paris and PAD London art fairs. The Macklowe Gallery, one of New York’s foremost galleries, exhibited her designs and these received significant admiration from collectors.
In another eminent appearance, Sotheby’s New York presented a selection of Neha Dani’s floral pieces as part of the “In Bloom” exhibition in May 2019. In June, the Shrishti series was showcased in London by Trinity House Gallery. In November, Vogue Italia and The Salon of Art & Design in New York presented Neha Dani’s works as part of the Protagonists 2019 Exhibition.
In 2019, she was awarded the “Rising Star” Award from the Fashion Group of America in the fine jewellery category. In 2020, Neha Dani’s work was featured in the book “Coveted” by Melanie Grant, a comprehensive book on jewellery as an art form that features a collection of today’s most exclusive jewellers.
Neha Dani continues to showcase her deeply passionate artistry, her creations now being exhibited at the finest art and design shows across the globe.