Sunday, 30 December 2012

Must go: Hot Spring Onsen in Wakayama

 Located in Shirahama, south of Kansai airport is said to be the oldest onsen (hot spring) in Japan. I can't wait to enjoy the rotenburo (open air baths) that look right out to the vast Pacific Ocean. Saki-no-yu has to be our first stop. Time to unwind and relax before heading to Arizona.

And the next stop will be Sennin Buro at Kawayu Onsen which is only available during winter from December to February. I can't wait to experience my first onsen experience in the Oto river.

Kawayu, Hongu Town, Tanabe City


Friday, 28 December 2012

Work-in-Progress Sharart Design

Blue sapphires for an invisible setting

Asian  motif gold setting for a pair of earrings

Some pending works before the end of 2012.... Looking forward to the coming of 2013!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Frida Kahlo's wardrobe on display in Mexico City

via artdaily

exhibition at Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo with Thorn Necklace
Belongings of Frida Kahlo, including hundreds of dresses and accessories have gone on display in Mexico City.Unlike her pieces of art, items in her wardrobe have been locked away by her husband for more than 50 years, until now.
Known for her haunting self-portraits and uni brow, the artist has long since become a fashion icon, inspiring some of the top designers such as France's Jean Paul Gaultier.
Artist i heart!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Asian artist: Minjung Kim Predestination

Minjung Kim Predestination 2012 on rice paper 
Via Leslie sacks fine arts

Love it !

Friday, 5 October 2012

Vintage Art Deco: Emerald Ruby Sapphire

Art Deco Ruby & diamonds in 18k white gold

Art Deco Elongated Blue Sapphire & Diamond ring from 1920s-
via gemgossip
Art Deco tapered emerald & diamond earrings

The Big 3  precious gems 
 Art Deco period: the period between the World Wars which resulted in a new interest in jewelry. Designers & Artists of this period embraced geometries and clean lines.  Not only were the strong, distinct shapes employed, this was a period of bold & contrasting colors.

Motifs of the Art Deco---Themes & Motifs of this era are still prevalent today — new diamond cuts were employed to accentuate the geometric taste, including the emerald cut, triangle cut, trapeze cut, and marquis cut.
Sharart Design is inspired by Art Deco / Decography and Asian influences.
Orient Art Deco Fan Ruby & Diamond Earrings

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Modern Art Deco Sapphire Earrings - Stylized Butterfly

Stylized Butterfly Modern Art Deco Sapphire Earrings & Diamonds in 18K white gold
invisible setting work done on the sapphires
A wallpaper of Blue Sappphire Diamond  by Sharart Design


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Art Deco Egyptian Jewels by VCA

Always nice to chance upon some vintage  goodness such as this clip by VCA

Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, onyx, 1925

November  1922: archaeologist Howard Carter, heart pounding and candle in hand, finally penetrated Tutankhamen's tomb. The discovery hit the headlines in newspapers all over the planet. God bless the pharaoh! He was to set the imagination of VCA and many jewel housesAs the treasures of the young king were brought to light, Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery was adorned with ibises, sphinxes and crouching scribes...the thousand mysteries of Egypt like in the Egyptian bracelets (1924) in platinum, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds, and the Egyptian buckle clip (1925) in platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds and onyx.

Egyptian buckle clip

Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, onyx, 1925

Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Thank you Jewelry Blogger, Gem Gossip for the Interview

click here for the interview with Sharart Design.

Shinto Architecture Inspired Earrings by Sharart Design
Accented with Blue Sapphire, diamonds set in 18K White gold. A modern take on Shinto Architecture just like Shinto practice or teaching is a way to establish a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past

Monday, 13 August 2012

Kavant Jewelry @ the IJL International Jewellery London

Kavant is the brainchild of my significant other. We are off to London in a couple of weeks to exhibit at the 56th International Jewellery London. Some details to follow:
Where: Earls Court
When: 2-5 September 2012
Stand/ Booth: C70
Who: Email us..
More information here! See you there

Monday, 23 July 2012

Sharart Press: Trends & colors summer 2012

Trends & Colours Summer 2012 Edition
Featuring Sharart Design Lattice Green tourmaline and diamond earrings in 18K white gold

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Summer in Scandinavia : Norway charm

Norway day 2:- gastronomic wonder in the heart of oslo

Friday, 29 June 2012

scandinavian vacation this Summer

Returning to the Danish capital very soon.....

Happy Friday

looking forward to our reservation at


 chefs Bent Stiansen and Torbjørn Forster are known to bring the best, creating a unique  a six-course gourmet menu full of surprises. The menu varies according to the seasons and they pride themselves on using Norwegian produce when it is at its best.

Address: Rådhusgaten 11, 0151 Oslo
Phone: +47 22 41 88 00

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sharart Design Green Tourmaline Earrings: Oriental Lattice

Green Tourmaline & Diamond Earrings by Sharart Design- Lattice Artwork inspired.

Inspired by a simple piece of chinese furniture known as the PingFeng (folding screens) which literally means "protection from wind". This ancient invention is no doubt an essential part of traditional Chinese furniture up till today. Today, this practical piece of furniture is use as a room divider, allowing spaces to be more personable.  For more! Colored Gemstones collection right here.!

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