Two Indian born designers Bibhu Mohaptra and Narayan Jewellers create a mark at New York Fashion Week

Narayan Jewellers launched their new festive collection crafted with Forevermark diamonds at Bibhu Mohapatra show at New York Fashion Week.
Model wearing Narayan Jewellers at Bibhu show in NYFW
Model wearing Narayan Jewellers at Bibhu show in NYFW

Indian Jewellery brand Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi from a small town of Vadodara along with Designer Bibhu Mohaptra made a huge splash at the New York Fashion Week runway, where they presented their exclusive festive collection crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark Diamonds at the Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 18 show. Hollywood celebrity Alysia Reiner, best known for her role as Natalie in Orange is the New Black, looked stunning in Narayan Jewellers exquisite jewellery, as she attended the show as the front row guest. The British – American movie actor Samrat Chakrabarti, Gerard Lobo from the series orange is the new black, Duke Ihenacho of the NY Giants Football, Melanie Kannokada of Code Black TV show, and Erin Richardson from Gotham TV show were also spotted in the front row.

One of the first fine jewellery brand from India, which showcased at New York Fashion Week, Narayan Jewellers exclusive festive collection crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark diamond is inspired by the celestial bodies and the universal concept of Solar System. Each 18kt white gold celestial design is one of a kind and embodies galaxies, orbits, planets, moons, and stars realized in diamonds and precious gemstones. The exquisite collection included spectacular neckpieces, elegant earrings, dainty ring bracelet, luxuriously crafted two-finger ring, and elegant bangles amongst others.

“A jewellery brand which was launched in a small town in Vadodara 75 years back, is today showcasing an entire collection at the Mecca of fashion, the New York Fashion Week. We had plans for global market and this collaboration with Forevermark by DeBeers and Designer Bibhu Mohaptra is a step forward in that direction”, shared Ketan Chokshi, Owner, Narayan Jewellers. “We couldn't have asked for a better start to the festive season. It’s been a beautiful journey till now”, further added Jatin Chokshi, Owner Narayan Jewellers.

“I am very thrilled to say that I had the opportunity of collaborating with Narayan Jewelers, the heritage brand with a legacy of 75 years, to create exclusive new pieces for my spring 18 collection that is an extension of my Artemis collection with special collaboration with ​F​orevermark diamonds”, shared Designer Bibhu Mohapatra.

Sachin Jain, President Forevermark India, said, "We are extremely proud to be associated with Bibhu Mohapatra for the New York Fashion week through our trusted partners, Narayan Jewellers. These elegant pieces designed by Narayan are inspired by the Forevermark Artemis collection, which go beyond traditional Indian jewellery and yet retain an heirloom value. Every Forevermark diamond is expertly crafted and individually selected for its exceptional qualities. Each Forevermark diamond is inscribed with its unique icon and less than 1 per cent of the world's diamonds are eligible to become a Forevermark. This collection by Narayan Jewellers highlights a central Forevermark diamond which emerges as the definitive, cosmic element in each design in 3 motifs-the sun, moon and stars."

Narayan Jewellers was founded in 1940 by Ambalal Chaturbhai Chokshi with a vision to meld fine craftsmanship with artistry. Today, under the guidance of Ketan and Jatin Narendra Chokshi, the third generation, Narayan Jewellers has gone on to become a multi-award-winning, celebrity, and editorial favorite. Followers of Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi include Hollywood celebrities Dylan Penn, Lucy Watson, who sported their jewelry at the Oscars red carpet, and Bollywood A-listers such as Bipasha Basu, Malaika and Amrita Arora, Vidya Balan, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tapsee Pannu amongst others.

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