Piece of the Week: The Bea x Ananya Collaboration
Best friends Bea Bongiasca and Ananya Malhotra combined their design signatures for one limited-edition jewel.
Consider this “Piece of the Week” the feel-good collaboration of 2022.
Italian designer Bea Bongiasca and Indian designer Ananya Malhotra of Ananya met as jewelry design students at the esteemed Central Saint Martins in London.
While their talents were fostered in the same environment for a time, the pair’s design aesthetics diverge. Milan-based Bongiasca embraces playful enamel color, while London- and Chennai, India-residing Malhotra favors meticulous clusters of gemstones.
As a special project, the two friends decided to marry their signature styles.
Ananya’s most recognizable piece is the “Chakra bracelet,” typically comprised of gemstone beads closed with a gold and diamond or colored gemstone bar.
The Bea Bongiasca x Ananya rendition is crafted entirely in 9-karat gold, the color supplied by the former’s signature enamel in all the shades of the rainbow and more.
The bracelet also features 0.35 carats of round diamonds and 0.44 carats of princess-cut diamonds.
Available for a limited time only, the bracelet sells online for $6,380.
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