“Isharya” unveils its first collection of 3D printed jewellery
During the Summer Edit event in Mumbai (India) –which is going on-, the modern Indian jewellery brand “Isharya” unveiled its first collection of 3D printed jewellery.
Founded in 2004 by the sisters Gauri and Radhika Tandon, the brand is specialized in the design of jewellery that combines Indian tradition and modernity.
Both creators decided to introduce 3D printing to their production line. In order to manufacture the 3D printed accessories, hand-drawn sketches were first transformed into 3D models, which were then printed in 3D from a nylon material.
The nylon prototypes were then moulded in brass and gilded to make the final pieces. “The benefit of [3D printing] is that you can obtain shapes and sizes that are not always possible with craft work. And you can print as much as you want, as quickly as you want.” Gauri said.
In addition, the latter explains that they met some difficulties to develop this 3D print collection. “We needed to do a lot of research because there are very few factories that are specialized in 3D printing in India. [And the few which does exist does not know] how to do it properly,” says the jewellery designer.
“We had to find a designer who would be able to understand what we needed and deliver it perfectly.”
The founders of the brand are now ready to develop its range of 3D printed products, and are looking forward to seeing the return of its consumers.