During the graduation project at Carat Lane, Komal worked on three jewellery collections from start to finish, gathering key learnings along the way. The research helped to look at jewellery from a minimal, technical and functional lens, while keeping in mind the market and design requirements and user needs. Komal learnt about different design techniques, the importance of detailing in sketches, the translation of inspiration into products and the commercial aspects of product development on a large scale.
The first collection studded with 18k gold called ‘Madhubani’, inspired by traditional paintings, was a lightweight stone and gem stone set in laser cut. ‘Fleur’ the second range, inspired by fresh flowers of spring was designed in 18k and 22k gold and had yellow, white and rose gold options. The third collection ‘Rangavalli’ in 18k yellow, white and rose gold, took inspiration from the traditional floor painting art form of India and reflected the complexity of geometric patterns.