New York City. Sept. 30, 2020. Shaill Jhaveri has always loved colorless rock crystal—so much so that when a relative gifted him a pair of crystal cufflinks about three years ago, he decided to make the stone the star of its own collection. The longtime jewelry designer debuted Crystal Sky quietly to the trade mid-summer, though some pieces have been in the line for a little longer. He started experimenting with crystal cuts upon receipt of that gift.
Jhaveri, known for his signature lattice-like effects in karat gold and for his swallow motif (a symbol of love, loyalty, and peace), uses custom cuts of the colorless gem in bold settings and shapes in Crystal Sky. Think butterfly wings, thick ovals, discs, and square and long emerald-cut silhouettes, most with beveled or faceted edges. Every cut is created from rough to his specifications. As for the aesthetic qualities of the gem, he loves it for its clear look and healing properties.
“It has an ethereal quality, boosts energy and mood, and instills a sense of peace like no other stone,” he explains. Then there’s that transparency. “It makes you feel like you could touch the sky.”
Crystal Sky has 35 SKUs made in 14k gold with gem accents like tsavorites, turquoise, amethyst, and diamonds, among others. The collection is a natural progression of his body of work where he overlays airy karat-gold trellis effects and insets the crystal with more colorful gems. Keys, butterflies, dragonflies, discs, celestial themes, and crowns are among the motifs used, while long doublet and triplet necklaces are pretty and popular among collectors to date. Jewels retail from $1,100 to $4,000.
And for those who believe in rock crystal’s metaphysical properties, the pieces could offer some much-needed mental relief.
“Who doesn’t need some crystal healing at this time?” Jhaveri muses. It feels like the appropriate time. “We are in a moment for crystals, healing, and light.”
Retailers and collectors should email ShaillJewelry@gmail.com to place orders or purchase specific pieces. Line sheets are also available upon request.
Editor’s note: Jennifer Heebner does part-time consulting work for Shaill Jhaveri but covers this new collection as she would any other.
Medium-size ring in 14k yellow gold with colorless rock crystal, a turquoise cabochon, and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,650; email ShaillJewelry@gmail.com for purchase
Butterfly pendant necklace in 14k yellow gold with colorless rock crystal, 4.11 cts. t.w. amethyst, 2.05 cts. t.w. turquoise, and 0.21 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,455; email ShaillJewelry@gmail.com for purchase
Drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with colorless rock crystal with lattice effects, 1.23 cts. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.31 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,565; email ShaillJewelry@gmail.com for purchase
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