First Look: Sutra Bows 10th Anniversary Jewelry Collection



The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) can take credit for minting many of our industry’s great jewelry designers…and for sparking innumerable romances between students. Both circumstances apply to Arpita and Divyanshu Navlakha, who first met at the GIA and later went on to the form the husband-and-wife team behind Sutra Jewels.

Launched in 2008, Sutra was and still is a combination of Divyanshu’s expertise in fine gem sourcing and Arpita’s limitless creativity, flair for enchanting color palettes, and graceful, flawlessly executed compositions. Sutra means “a collection of sacred verses” in Sanskrit; fittingly, each new piece is brought to life by a chorus of artisans in the company’s Mumbai, India, atelier, according to Arpita’s vision and strict craftsmanship standards.

The brand debuted its 2018 collections at Baselworld, and since this year marks its 10-year anniversary, the offerings include a special capsule to be released in stages. A peek at the first installment is showcased at the end of this post.

But first, a survey of Sutra’s most memorable moments thus far.

2008

Sutra Starburst earrings
The sapphire star motif earring was Sutra’s very first piece in the line and remains a top seller for the brand.

2015

Sutra Jennifer Lopez earrings
Jennifer Lopez wore these ruby fan earrings to the 2015 Met Gala (theme: “China: Through the Looking Glass”). The pair is now available in all-diamond, sapphire, and emerald versions.

2016

Sutra Butterfly earrings
These statement earrings became the focus of an entire collection in 2017. In the gold work, each butterfly is labeled “L” for left and “R” for right and must be worn on the correct ear for the silhouette’s full effect.

2018

Sutra Michelle Obama earrings
Michelle Obama wore these feather earrings to reveal her portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Galley. Mrs. Obama also wore Sutra jewelry to state dinners in 2010 and 2014 as well as to the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015.

Below, a peek at the first five Anniversary jewels (more designs are expected to debut throughout 2018).

Sutra Anniversary pendulum earrings
Anniversary pendulum earrings with
 19 cts. t.w. emeralds and 8.3 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request
Sutra pink and blue sapphire earrings
Anniversary kite earrings with 23 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, 17 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 1.25 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request
Sutra tanzanite earrings
Anniversary drop earrings with 30 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 3 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request
Sutra tanzanite necklace
Anniversary necklace with 158 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 30.5 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request
Sutra tanzanite ring
Anniversary ring with 16 ct. tanzanite and 4.5 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request

 

Top: Sutra’s first million-dollar design: A spectacular emerald collar featuring old-mine cut diamonds and more than 20 cts. of pear-shape emeralds.

 

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