Sangita

LEICESTERSHIRE

With a career spanning more than 30 years in high end retailing, coupled with her knowledge of jewellery and watches, Sangita derives great satisfaction from assisting our discerning clients in selecting pieces that reflect their personalities and style. She also particularly enjoys being involved with the process of designing bespoke pieces.

I have over 30 years’ experience in working with luxury goods, acquired in flagship stores for international brands, and requiring exceptional levels of customer service. Although I have spent 20 years working in both sales and retail management, including in Old Bond Street, London, I finally returned to my roots in Leicestershire several years ago, joining Pragnell in 2013.

Qualifications:
I have completed JET1 and JET2 Training.
Pragnell Jewellery Platform.

Q & A

What is your earliest jewellery memory?
Selling a £150k diamond necklace set.

What is your favourite gemstone?
Diamonds and sapphires.

What advice would you give someone looking for a bespoke piece?
Ensure you have as much input as possible to make the piece both unique and personal to you, which in turn will give you much pleasure.

Describe your jewellery style in three words?
Classic, bold and simple.

My favourite period of jewellery design

My favourite period of jewellery design

Art Deco, the Gatsby year, is one of my favourite eras - I love the dresses and jewellery of the 1920s. Influenced by buildings, jewellery, fashion, cars, theatres, Art Deco was welcomed after the flowery features of Art Nouveau, as western countries were transitioning to a sleeker, more cosmopolitan look. I enjoy the calibre cut stones with the delicate filigree metalwork, incorporating lots of stones and diamonds, including pearls, and intricate work on rings and necklaces. It was an era for exotic and vibrant colours and using jade, lapis, coral, turquoise and other bright coloured gems. Art Deco jewellery was primarily in white metal, which was favoured over yellow gold, and designs revolved around strong geometric shapes, which I particularly like. It was also a time when fans and masks began to appear in jewellery.

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Art Deco, the Gatsby year, is one of my favourite eras - I love the dresses and jewellery of the 1920s. Influenced by buildings, jewellery, fashion, cars, theatres, Art Deco was welcomed after the flowery features of Art Nouveau, as western countries were transitioning to a sleeker, more cosmopolitan look. I enjoy the calibre cut stones with the delicate filigree metalwork, incorporating lots of stones and diamonds, including pearls, and intricate work on rings and necklaces. It was an era for exotic and vibrant colours and using jade, lapis, coral, turquoise and other bright coloured gems. Art Deco jewellery was primarily in white metal, which was favoured over yellow gold, and designs revolved around strong geometric shapes, which I particularly like. It was also a time when fans and masks began to appear in jewellery.

My Favourite Piece

The ruby butterfly pendant from our Butterfly collection. It’s a simple design and comes in different gemstones. Personally, I enjoy watching butterflies and especially admire the delicacy of these beautiful creatures in their various designs and sizes, not forgetting their stunning colours.

A Bespoke Commission

A Bespoke Commission

My favourite bespoke piece was a daisy pear and round brilliant diamond bracelet. We did it for a customer who lost her bracelet, which was a part of a set designed by David Morris from London and had been a special 25th wedding anniversary gift from her husband. Her husband happened to call in to discuss a gift for his wife and we got talking about our workshop. I explained that we could source gemstones for bespoke jewellery and showed him a few items we had produced. He then told me about his wife’s lost bracelet and I said I was sure we could create a bespoke one if he had a photo. We went through the design process and did a CAD design of the exact same bracelet, plus a slightly simpler version. They opted for the simpler design as she was very nervous about losing it again. They were both extremely happy with the bracelet, which led to them having more bespoke pieces made. This design is very special to me as I was involved with the whole process. It’s a beautiful piece of jewellery: delicate and simple, but looks stunning.

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My favourite bespoke piece was a daisy pear and round brilliant diamond bracelet. We did it for a customer who lost her bracelet, which was a part of a set designed by David Morris from London and had been a special 25th wedding anniversary gift from her husband. Her husband happened to call in to discuss a gift for his wife and we got talking about our workshop. I explained that we could source gemstones for bespoke jewellery and showed him a few items we had produced. He then told me about his wife’s lost bracelet and I said I was sure we could create a bespoke one if he had a photo. We went through the design process and did a CAD design of the exact same bracelet, plus a slightly simpler version. They opted for the simpler design as she was very nervous about losing it again. They were both extremely happy with the bracelet, which led to them having more bespoke pieces made. This design is very special to me as I was involved with the whole process. It’s a beautiful piece of jewellery: delicate and simple, but looks stunning.
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Mayfair
Leicester