We hadn't seen anything quite like the jewellery Ahmedabad based, online label Aadikara makes and it's because they play with glass. We know what you're thinking. Oh no, glass won't last. But, but haven't you seen glass bangles on your mother's hands? Hands that work on everything, mindlessly through the day last? Glass is everywhere. From the phone you're reading this on to the tumbler you drink out of. Besides, the beauty of Aadikara's gorgeous (to say the least) pieces lie in its fragility.
Debasmita the brains behind this brand, discovered flamework glass work in Firozabad as part of a college project. Mesmerised by its bespoke nature (it can literally be moulded into any design) she spent time working and understanding the craft with these skilled artisans. She then went on to obtain an Accessory Design and Ceramic and Glass Design degree from NIFT and NID before finally setting up shop for an entirely new market of flamework glass jewellery in 2017.
Her designs are exquisite, radiant and are melded to depict nature. Every collection is stunningly different from the other but we cannot not talk about the Glass Jhumkas. The entire jhumka is made of glass (looks modern) and the colours are bright and contrasting (red, greens, Amber's, pinks) to depict regular jhumkas. For never-before-seen designs check out the Orbs and Galactic collections for elaborate orb shaped and circular neck pieces, rings, bracelets and even head pieces. For less drama and more allure check out the Floral and Egyptian earrings. Actually, irrespective, browse through it all!