Sirjana Singh considers herself an artist who works in the medium of gemstones and precious metals. Her creativity and vision are rooted in her passion for art, architecture, color, texture, and landscapes. She is inspired by women who love wearing unique and gorgeous jewels as a way of expressing their own personalities.
Sirjana Singh is an alumni of Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ). Her education in jewelry making is from the unique and unparalleled jewelry karigars (craftsmen) in the North, South, East, and West of India. She learnt of the art of Thewa—pressing gold foil on glass—by traveling to the remote village of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan, the Indian tradition of enamelling and pichwai paintings by visiting karigars in the tiny town of Nathdwara, also in Rajasthan. She worked with Bikaneri Gharana karigars who created the art of kundan jewelry for the rajas and maharajas of Bikaner.
Sirjana’s Art Deco concept has its origins in the jewelry style developed by the Nizam of Hyderabad who took the aesthetics of jewelry created during the time of Queen Victoria and combined it with the Indian tradition of using large, uncut and single-cut diamonds.
Patra with embossing and filigree techniques from Bengal have shown up Sirjana’s collections as part of very modern necklaces made of ropes of pearls with unusual pendants combining kundan, enamelling, and embossing.
Past Designer’s Vision Collections have featured hand-painted pichwai miniatures mounted in 22K gold frames embedded with uncut diamonds, bakelite cuffs with sterling silver and diamond-studded animal motifs, and vintage silver tribal jewelry seamlessly incorporating new pieces.
As Sirjana starts to design a piece of jewelry, she considers many traditional jewelry techniques before selecting one or more to enhance the beauty of the piece. Her goal is to present modern luxury and opulence while rooted in jewelry making techniques that go back hundreds of years.