With its roots in ancient Indian gem history and Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite, portrait-cut diamonds are among the earliest cut diamonds, and a personal favourite of mine. Like slivers of magic these shards of diamonds flirt with elegance and romance.
My Romance With Gemstones
"I believe in slow luxury. Creating high artisanal handcrafted jewellery, with rare gemstones handpicked by me. Each piece is one of a kind, created by my artisans in my atelier in Mumbai.
My inspiration could be nature, architecture, little things around me that make me smile.
Jewellery is a canvas for me to express what I want to say. I like to think my pieces are intelligent.”
- Vishal Kothari, VAK
Our Gallery & Atelier
The VAK flagship store opened in December 2019 at the iconic Royal Opera House in Mumbai. Much like a jewel itself the gallery is a contemporary juxtaposition to the hundred year old building that houses it. “It is such a privilege to be housed in such an iconic monument. Like everything I will do it is small like a jewel box. But enthralling, I hope.”
The Arch Of Heaven Earrings
A gateway to heaven. To paradise. The Arch of Heaven earrings is VAK’s ode to the arches in the art and design history of the subcontinent. Arches represent a welcome, a homecoming. These three dimensional sensations are a mix of many worlds. Worlds of yesterday and today. Wafting between centuries. That define identity. Bridging the gap between antiquity and contemporary, VAK brings a modern expression of traditional design to light in these beautiful earrings. Tuning in the romance of the old world with the ultramodern.
Featuring VAK’s signature reverse-set gemstones on maverick metallurgy, the Unchained collection rewrites tradition. It incorporates pops of colour with mixed metals, coloured gems and diamonds – and takes the design forward with its contemporary vocabulary of reverse-set diamonds on Rings, Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces. The Unchained collections is made in 18k rose, white and yellow gold and set with emeralds, rubies, blue sapphires and diamonds. The collection is an ode to adornment.