Design Spotlight: Pallavi Foley

Known for her innovation of avant-garde jewellery pieces, Pallavi Foley is one of India’s leading jewellery designers. 

Creative visionary is a word synonymous with Pallavi Foley who graduated as an accessories designer from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi in 2000, and then worked for nine and a half years for Tanishq.

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Creative visionary is a word synonymous with Pallavi Foley

Today, she creates her hand-crafted sculptural jewels, in rich 18 carat gold, in her studio and boutique in Bangalore. Apart from having her own jewellery boutique, she also works as a design consultant to many Indian and International jewellery brands.

Pallavi’s designs are captivating, with significance behind each piece she creates. The designs are known to be enriching, enchanting and rejuvenating.

Her remarkable ability to think out of the box has created many a masterpiece for she believes her work to be more than art. Pallavi says:“After conceptualizing a design idea, it’s all about design detailing; there is as much science in a piece of jewellery as there is art”. This ability has also encouraged traditional craftsmen to enhance and explore their skills with her design sensibilities.

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‘Within’ necklace and ‘Within’ earrings both in 18K white gold

Pallavi’s foray into jewellery design is much like an artist’s journey, which is how she looks at it. One look at each of her designs tells us that her mind travels a road of rediscovery to use traditional Indian jewellery making techniques very differently while pushing the envelope of design.

Her profile speaks volumes in terms of quality of achievement. She has received numerous national and international design awards in jewellery design. With awards flowing her way, her shows are undoubtedly the most sought after in the fashion world.

In January 2012 Pallavi Foley was featured in a Coffee Table book called the ‘Trailblazers of Bengaluru’ which feature 28 entrepreneurs of Bangalore.

She has also been awarded as “The Best Designer”, instituted by the South India Jewellery Show (SIJS-South India jewellery show) in 2011. This year to add to her kitty of great achievement she has been featured by the renowned World Gold Council.

Pallavi’s contribution for Femina Miss India Universe Crown 2006 and 2007 for Tanishq and her award winning piece, 3-space, which won the second place in the Beads category of the 2010 International Saul Bell Award Competition have been some of her biggest accomplishments.

You can stay in touch with Pallavi via her Facebook Page or Twitter account.

Update: Thank you so much for featuring me. I am very happy and honored that you have covered my work in such detail. Was so glad to see the statistics 4265 photoviews…great!! -Pallavi Foley-

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