If jewellery was one way of self expression, we'd pin you as exquisite when spotted in any of Greengold's collections. Artist Ramya has been hand-making stunning pieces of wearable art for over 10 years while constantly moving around the country. A commitment and love that truly reflects in her varied creations. Fair warning, this jewellery is not for the minimalist lover but could very well make them a convert!
The mediums are many -- Ramya dabbles in lightwood, terracotta, fabric, thread and the designs are innately Indian and tribal with contrasting vibrant colours, that make sense together. She shares that while the colour schemes come like intuition, for design inspiration she digs deep into ancient Indian and Tribal artforms. Imagine detailed neck pieces with hand-painted Kalamkari peacocks, a melange of Kutch embroidery and Ikat fabric, or Anna Pakshi, mystical swans from the heavens (you will spot them on handlooms or kanjeevaram sarees) created in terracotta and so much more.
Moving away from home but still staying ethinc, Ramya has recently begun incorporating aboriginal art from New Zealand in her pieces and has also created a Master's Collection that features recreations of paintings from great artists like Vincent Van Gogh in pendants and earrings. It's also interesting to note that Greengold Jewellery sources all its elements from local markets, be it beads from the banks of Benaras or Ganjifa cards that make for gorgeous pendants (these are hand-painted cards used to play games with during the Mughal period) from Odisha and Karnataka!