An Ancient Diamond Cut Reimagined By VAK
Hosted by Gem X Co-founder Lin Jamison and Jeweller Vishal Kothari
On most days, jewelry phenom Vishal Kothari is seen within the baroque interiors of the Royal Opera House in Mumbai, where his private atelier, VAK Jewels, is found. Last week, he visited NYC to debut his beautiful creations at Bergdorf Goodman. Gem X NYC gathered on Thursday for a closer look to meet Vishal and ogle over his signature portrait-cut diamonds (and his pink silk suit!). We tried on pieces from collections including Portrait, Arch of Heaven, Eternal Garden and others, finding ourselves mesmerized by the thin, smooth, and understated diamonds. Attributed to the astute eye of Shah Jahan, known to be the finest jewel connoisseur among the Mughal rulers, portrait-cut diamonds are as legendary as they are striking. Vishal’s fresh designs breath new life into these ancient cuts, and we are happily under his spell.