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Clay Jewellery Is Trending And Here Are 8 Homegrown Labels Designing It

Chic, contemporary finds we’re adding to our jewellery box

By Isha Mayer  June 25th, 2021

You’ve probably come across cutlery and crockery made from clay. But did you know young and upcoming designers are using this material to make jewellery? And no, it isn’t the typically traditional and ethnic designs. Think pastel shades mixed with refined pieces in geometric shapes and unusual textures with a summer mood board as the inspiration, and you’ll have yourself beautiful clay earrings, rings and necklaces that make a strong case for a vibrant addition to your look. Wondering where to get your hands on these pieces? Don’t worry; we’ve made it easy for you. Here are 8 homegrown labels championing statement clay jewellery and ship all across India.

1. Brinco

Launched by Priyanka Dakhna, Mumbai-based Brinco borrows inspiration from Brazilian and Indian culture with a contemporary touch. The label uses non-toxic air dry clay to craft its jewellery and eco-friendly sealants, making them water and scratch-resistant. Scrolling through the brand’s Instagram page is like wandering in a virtual summer garden. While the label has a bunch of vibrant pieces, it’s those flower-shaped rings we can’t take our eyes off. 

 

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2. Faodail 

Faodail (pronounced as fay-uh-day-l) is a Scottish-Gaelic term meaning ‘a lucky find’. When its founder, Anushtha came across lightweight, non-toxic polymer clay by chance, she began experimenting with it, first through miniature clay models and then moved towards jewellery. This is exactly what led to the conception of her 100% handmade, small business in Bengaluru. The elegant, geometric-shaped jewellery in pastel shades and marble textures is a sure-shot way of upping the ante of your look.

 

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3. Unbaked

Most designers follow a set process for designing their collections, starting with a mood board and choosing colours, cuts, silhouettes, etc. However, Samriddhi Balasubramaniam, founder of Unbaked, lets her mood decide the design of her jewellery. Clearly, she’s doing the right thing, as is evident in her modern, whimsical designs. With predominantly earrings in her collection, you’ll find a variety of styles, from rainbow studs to well-cut geometric pieces. The label encourages its customers to swap or thrift old pieces to do away with the use-and-throw culture.

4. The Mehran Collection

Helmed by two sisters, Mehak and Simran Sisodia, Mehran means kindness and combines both their names. The Hyderabad-based label customises pieces and has limited-edition drops. What started as a DIY craft project at home has now turned into a full-fledged business featuring clay earrings and necklaces with pearl detailing, floral shapes, 3D textures and bright colours.

5. Peach & Pip 

From chain necklaces to earrings, bracelets, and hair accessories, Mansi Bagree’s Peach & Pip features intricate craftmanship with her clay jewellery. With modern minimalism and femininity as the key design aesthetic, what we love about her pieces is the sculpted, etched detailing, which adds a unique touch. Each piece is individually designed, pigmented, sculpted, and detailed by hand from start to finish. No two pieces will ever be exactly alike.

 

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6. Mirada Kollektive 

Shades of sunset and beach vibes translate to the neutral, matte tones in jewellery from Shobha Srinivasan’s Mirada Kollektive. The vision behind the Bengaluru-based brand is to create handmade, bespoke statement designs, which are beautiful yet affordable. What we like about the stunning pieces is the fact that it works across all seasons and easily transitions from day to night. Take your pick from the collections featuring sleek, geometric pieces. 

 

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7. Orange Kisses 

Love bold and quirky accessories? Then this label is for you. Orange Kisses by Sweta Pandey features jewellery in shapes ranging from popsicles and abstract faces to cherries, leaves and flowers. But the standout pieces are certainly the chunky rings in bright, candy colours with a Y2K aesthetic.

8. Esmé

The New Delhi homegrown label by Nishita is fairly new but focuses on simple geometric, layered earrings with three-dimensional detailing and vivid tones. Give your next Zoom meeting, or virtual party look a fresh spin with these beautiful pieces.

 

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