Guzaarish sparkles with Sabyasachi’s jewelry

Friday, 10 December 2010

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films Guzaarish is the medium well known fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee chose to debut his jewelry line, with great success. He says when Bhansali approached me for Guzaarish, he realized that jewelry would play an important role in shaping up Sophia’s character played by Aishwarya Rai. The navratan necklace worn by Rai in the climax of the film and other items like raindrop earrings, coral kanpashas, rhodolite balis, butterfly earrings, minakari bird ring and the turquoise and coral ring that she wears in the film have been designed by Sabya and crafted by Gaja, the retail brand of Shree Ganesh Jewellery House.

For the collection, Sabyasachi used precious and semi-precious stones, minakari and filigree and had to work with about 60 skilled workers from West Bengal to complete the line on time. The price range of rings and earrings starts from Rs.40,000 and the navratan necklaces are priced at Rs 510,000. Over the years Sabyasachi has been designing for many well-known Bollywood productions, which include Black in 2005, Babul in 2006 and Laga Chunri Mein Daag in 2007. This year he has had three major films – Paa, Ravan and now Guzaarish.