Londoner Alice Cicolini brings the experience of her time in India to her joyful, colorful jewelry, which marries ancient crafts with contemporary design. It was while she was the director of arts and culture for the British Council in India that she fell in love with the country’s artistic traditions, particularly those practiced by Jaipur’s meenakari enamelists. For the last 10 years, she has worked with the same Jaipuri family, which has passed down its meenakari skills from generation to generation for more than 200 years.
Alice’s original intention was to bring their artistry to a wider global audience and she is delighted to see enamel enjoying a revival now as a jewelry tradition. “It’s great to see so many other designers become excited about the possibilities of realizing color in jewelry in other ways,” she said. (alicecicolini.com)