Good morning, darlings! I’m delighted to introduce you to a great new brand today, and their exciting flagship collection. Agaro is based in India, and their new Roya Collection is luscious and unique and you’re going to want it all immediately.
Something I find fascinating about initial jewelry is that it’s a universal concept, but the execution tells you so much about a designer’s style. It always involves a letter – but how will the letter look, how will it be framed, what will it be made of? What a brand does with this kind of simple piece tells you what you can expect from the rest of their aesthetic.
In the case of Agaro’s Roya Collection, each initial pendant is a work of art and a freestanding, one-of-a-kind concept all its own: it’s old world craftsmanship meets modern design in an explosion of color and style. The Roya Collection’s goal is to offer the opportunity to own the ultimate piece of personalized jewelry.
The vibrant patterns and juxtaposition of the colorful enamel with the high karat gold and juicy diamonds would be irresistible in many designs, but the genius of the Roya Collection is the way that Agaro’s designer, Roshni Singhal adapts these styles and techniques into pieces that are truly fresh, modern, and wearable.
It’s the best of both words: tradition and history livened up with the breath of fresh air that is contemporary style to create a gorgeous hybrid that any modern jewelry lover would be thrilled to wear.
To truly appreciate the final result of Agaro’s designs, you need to know a bit about the evolution behind them. Here’s a word from Agaro’s designer, Roshni Singhal, on the rich history and traditional techniques that make the Roya Collection so remarkable:
Roya, which means “dreams” in Persian, is a journey back to the Indian Mughal era, in single, exquisite works of art. Each piece of the Roya collection is entirely handcrafted in 23 karat gold, precious and semi-precious stones and enamels. The collection offers the ultimate in individuality with each piece being unique and tailored to personal specification.
In this collection, no two jewels are the same. The initial necklaces and rings are offered in six shapes and various enamel colors and stones, a combination left up to the customer to choose; whereas, the motifs are freehand and directly hand engraved onto the gold. It’s just like commissioning an artwork, where the details are a subtle surprise, however, always consistently beautiful! This element of uniqueness makes each Roya jewel so much more special as the owner can be sure that there will only every be one of them!”
With that much history and culture behind these pieces, it’s no wonder they’re gorgeous.
If you needed any further proof of the level of artistic passion behind this line, please take a moment to appreciate how beautiful their styled photos are.
Shown here is one of the Roya Collection rings, a piece which is not centered around an initial. This one is set with a chrysoprase, a stone I love, but there are several customization options for center stone.
The majority of Agaro’s pieces are customizable in some way: the piece’s shape, color, or center stone is often up to the customer.
Here’s the same piece from more angles. Look how great those prongs are! It’s almost more of a scalloped bezel. And the enamel kills me. It’s so graphic and beautiful.
The designer behind Agaro, Roshni Singhal, is so wonderfully articulate that I have to let her speak for herself:
As the designer and founder behind the brand, I draw inspiration from a multitude of things, cultural and mythological symbols of India, of both her past and present.
From impressive architecture of Mughal and Hindu fortresses, to frescoes found inside the tiniest crevices of abandoned Indian mansions; religious and sentimental vernacular art forms hand painted on rikshaws and trucks of doting owners, 17th and 18th century calico textile prints made for European markets. From these pieces of the past, whilst anchored to the present, come these tiny but fully-formed works of art.”
Don’t her words sound just like her designs? And with that much history and culture behind these pieces, it’s no wonder they’re gorgeous.
Here’s a closer look at the back of the Gilded Journey necklace style.
The BACK looks like this. You know how I feel about jewelry that is as beautiful on the back as it is on the front. That elegant letter “A” in the corner, with its tiny, shining diamond, is Agaro’s logo.
Here’s a closer look.
The color palette of the Gilded Journey design is so delicate, but so appealing. And I love love love how the letter “A” on the front so fantastically asymmetrical.
Speaking of remarkable color palettes – how gorgeous is the Midnight Veil initial necklace?
Available in any letter, this darkly romantic design of blues and black on 22k yellow gold is pure magic.
Here’s the back of the Midnight Veil style.
I cannot get over my love for this color combination. Look how the buttery yellow gold peeps out of the rich, dark blue and black enamel. And don’t miss the side details!
Two more color schemes! These are the Lapis Maze and Jasmine Garden designs, respectively. I think you can tell which is which.
This is the Eastern Sunrise ring, shown here with a luminous opal. This design is so bold and strong. A serious power piece.
What do you think of Agaro’s Roya Collection, my darlings? Are you as seduced by the vividly colored enamel and rich 22k gold as I am?
For detailed information about the Agaro manufacturing processes, check out this fascinating page from their website.
This sponsored post is brought to you by Agaro.