This Indian artist captures organic and sculptural forms in gold with uniquely colored rhodium finishes
Despite 10 years of jewelry-making experience, Neha Dani’s eponymous firm and one-of-a-kind designs surfaced in 2014. Dani was a JCK Rising star in 2014 and was nominated in two categories—Haute Couture and New Exhibitor—at the 2016 Couture Design Awards. Her work, meanwhile, is made in the likeness of “abstract forms found in nature,” she tells JCK. (Think dried leaves and flowers.) “My process is hands-on, and I like to work three-dimensionally because my jewelry is so sculptural.” Another signature: uncommon colors of rhodium plating. From her home in Delhi, India, Dani sought out instruction at the GIA, earned her G.G. and learned bench work, and finally became a fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Pieces are made in Asia and in Europe from 18k gold with natural-color fancy diamonds, colorless diamonds, and some precious colored stones. Sales support is based in New York City.
Jewelry designer Neha Dani
Starting retail price: $18,000
Accounts: Four in the U.S., including Copious Row in Greenwich, Conn.
Trade fairs: Couture
Retailer buy-in: Eight pieces
Contact: Meaghan Flynn at For Future Reference, NYC; 646-745-6831; nehadani.com
Myra ring in 18k gold with a custom green rhodium finish, 3.95 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 4.2 cts. t.w. tsavorites, $21,000
Aylin earrings in 18k gold with a custom purple rhodium finish and 9.51 cts. t.w. full- and rose-cut diamonds, $34,000
Amarante bangle in 18k rose gold with 4.02 cts. t.w. GIA-certified, natural fancy vivid intense purplish-pink diamonds and 72.83 cts. t.w. natural pink diamonds, price on request
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