An Interview with Jewelry Designer Shailly Gupta
What was your inspiration for The Salon Collection?
My designs are inspired by the beauty, majesty, and heritage of Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is famous for its designs, for its clothes and jewelry, and for its use of color. The people of Rajasthan use color to stand out against the monochromatic desert. The sensibility behind The Salon Collection is to revive the traditional designs of the region. The collection has allowed local artisans to continue traditional skills and crafts.
What is distinctive about the jewelry?
The use of colors is one of the most striking elements. The pieces are big but the work is intricate. People like the finish and the quality. My clients wear the jewelry for parties and events to display their culture. I work with brides and bridesmaids, embellishing their outfi ts and style.
What is the best way to wear this jewelry?
Often people try to match the color of the outfit and the color and jewelry: green upon green, for example. Today, contrast is preferable, mixing the color of jewelry with a variety of different colors of outfits.
Check out the latest designs at The Salon Collection.