Stones to bedazzle you
Jewellery designer Manish Goel offers colour-coordinated pieces that go well with the trousseau at his boutique, Carat Couture.india Updated: Jan 27, 2004 13:40 IST
His family has been in the jewellery business for the last 75 years but Manish Goel wanted to add something new. So he launched Carat Couture, a specialised boutique in Karol Bagh (to be operational by February), a floor above the established shop, that will cater to brides-to-be and their specific jewellery demands.
Goel, a St Xavier’s School product who graduated from New Port University, California, has been involved in the family trade for the last 12 years. “We have primarily two lines – Antique Desires and Bedazzled. The first one has a combination of multi-coloured stones and diamonds with a dull antique finish. The collection draws its inspiration from the Victorian era and has interesting floral motifs,” says Goel. He is helped by his elder brother Nikhil in this venture, and assisted by seven designers, the two make a perfect team.
After studying the range of most designers, from Suneet Varma to J.J. Valaya, has discovered that with most designers increasingly opting for bright colours, jewellery must be in sync with this trend. “Bedazzled, the second line, caters to the needs of those who prefer a western look. White gold studded with cognac and white diamonds, black pearls, amethysts, peridots, rubies and sapphires, is priced at Rs 1 lakh upwards. I’ve discovered that the stone tourmaline has close to 87 shades, plus it is an inexpensive stone, so there’s a lot you can do with it,” says Goel.
Carat Couture will service by appointment only, so that Goel can provide personal attention to each customer that will leave him / her satisfied. “This way trousseau planning will get much easier, with the jewellery taken care of. And we hope Carat Couture finds jewellery solutions for brides-to-be,”