A book celebrates the work of one of the greatest Indian jewelry designers: Farah Khan ♦ ︎
Paola De Luca has edited A Bejeweled Life, a book published by Rizzoli that celebrates Farah Khan, designer of the homonymous Maison based in Mumbai. Founded 15 years ago, Farah Khan Fine Jewelry has become one of the big names in the world of Indian jewelry, and not only. And this can be seen by browsing through the 300 pages of the book, which tells the story of the evolution of one of the best Indian high jewelry designers.
Farah Khan is the eldest of the four sons of actor-director-producer Sanjay Khan and wife, interior designer Zarine Khan. Farah completed a gemology course at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California, in 1992 and in 2004 launched her own jewelery brand.
Like other Indian designers, his work ranges from the tradition of Indian jewelry, rich, opulent, with many colored stones, and a simpler job dedicated to the Western public. In both cases, however, the result is pleasant. His ability to adapt to two different tastes is symbolized by the earrings of emeralds created for the princess Diya Kumari, daughter of the last Maharaja of Jaipur, and the design from the crown studded with crystals Swarovski worn by Beyoncé on the cover of one of his albums. But his eclecticism goes even further: for example, he also designed incense brass burners as precious jewels. Alessia Mongrando