From Mine to Store: Mira Gulati’s Cherry Earrings for Gemfields’ Project Blossoming

When Gemfields, the renowned producer of ethically sourced rare colored gemstones, asked Mira Gulati to create a piece of ­jewelry inspired by the notion of blossoming—for an auction that raises funds for quality education for 2,000 young girls—she immediately thought of cherry blossoms. The delicate, short-lived flowers “bring hope and dreams of greater things to come,” says New Delhi–based Gulati, one of 10 fine jewelry designers from India invited to participate in Gemfields’ Project Blossoming initiative. The pale pink flowers “resonate with the innocence and charm of little girls,” says Gulati, the founder of the Mirari atelier. “Little girls bring smiles to all, just as a blooming flower does. And the flower eventually turns into fruit—nature’s way of giving. Our contribution comes with a similar idea: watching a girl go through a significant stage in life.

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