Masami’s new jewellery line Celeste is inspired by empowered women
It was during a conversation with his wife Ambika that Trivesh Marlecha came up with the idea to create a jewellery line for the everyday empowered woman. Born and raised into a family that has been in the jewellery making business for over 30 years, the idea of bijoux came naturally to Trivesh. Breaking away from traditional heavy designs, to create a collection that was elegant, yet easily wearable on a day-to-day basis was a novel venture for the 28-year-old, who is the founder of Masami Jewels. “Sometimes we fail to acknowledge the women that keep us going everyday. The line is our attempt to celebrate them,” begins Trivesh, talking about his first handcrafted collection, Celeste.
Crafted using an array of coloured gemstones, the line has steered clear from the staple selection of diamonds and uses rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets and morganite, instead. “The focus of Celeste is the stone itself. The designs we have created compliment the natural shape and unique property of each stone, which is not always the case with diamond jewellery,” he explains. A series of layered necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets in gold, Celeste is delicate and lightweight featuring geometric motifs that resemble cosmic bodies.
Forwarding the philosophy of the collection, Trivesh collaborated with Puja Puneet, founder of Life by Design, and Deepali Goyal, Chairperson of the Chennai Chapter of FICCI FLO as the faces for his collection. Switching over to gemology jargon, the GIA graduate says, “While the idea of inclusivity is now catching on as a trend, as a gemologist you know that natural gemstones like rubies and sapphires always carry inclusions. This not only tells us that the stone is organic, but the origins and conditions under which it was created,” says Trivesh, Trivesh who also owns the restaurant Santé Spa Cuisine.
Post the launch of Celeste, he is already busy with a festive collection. Set to hit shelves in time for Diwali, we learn that the line comes inspired by women in the Armed Forces.