Monday, June 28, 2010

Some serious eye candy: jewelry designed by Dori Csengeri

When I first saw Dori Csengeri's work I was spellbound...the curves, the intricate embroidery, the colors-- they were all very familiar and yet, exotic. A quick search (oh, google! how I love thee..) led me to the Israeli designer's website and a major drool fest ensued....I'll stop gabbing and let the pictures do the talking...




Look how detailed the clasp is. I Like!!





 






To quote Emeril--"Ooh yeah, Baby!" Aren't they exquisite? So these are all embroidered, on leather and she uses semi-precious stones. They're not cheap by any means (even on eBay the sell upwards of $300- yes, I checked!) But they sure are droolworthy. Oh well, a girl can dream. I think what attracted me to her work was that it is somehow reminiscent of Zardozi work- what with the tight curls and all. Do you get the Zardozi-meets-Tibetan design vibe here??  And I can swear that I've seen some pretty ornate "rakhis" on the stands that have the same look (obvi. not as polished as her work, but still). Whatsay? am I the only one who sees the connection?

 
Images from: Charm & Chain; designer Dori Csengeri can be found here.

20 comments:

  1. These are simply stunning. Tibetan no kidding, I also see a little Mayan/Aztec-ish from them. Maybe I need more coffee.

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  2. @Nadine2.0...Maya/aztec---wow, now I have to research that thread... Thanks, hope you'll visit again!

    @Shaheen. :D Drool-worthy, no? Thanks for dropping in, hope to see you here more often!

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  3. U sure have an eye for pretty stuff!!!
    DElightful blog!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh Gagan, absolutely fabulous stuff. My fav is the 6th piece, the necklace.....amazingly beautiful! Tibetan, Mayan, Aztec...i also sense some Persin/Iranian even Turkish overtones! It is stunning! $300 huh? Maybe in my next life...!

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  5. Yup, I definitely see those connections! Gorgeous jewelry, very exotic and definitely she has taken influences of various cultures while creating these. sigh...$300 is out of league for most women!

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  6. @ Alison & SugarPlumFairy- Thanks! :D

    @Kamini: yeah, I sat and sulked over the sticker shock, too!

    @rkramadh: Thanks and welcome!

    :( for the $300 too.

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  7. Hey Deepali, Pree, thanks!

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Nice to be here. came from Indira's site.
    Best wishes.

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  9. @KG- I know! I should have been born to millions or married a millionaire or stuck to my career and made millions myself(there's still time for the latter)!! Oh well...

    @Sangeeta kk-Thanks for coming by. I hope you'll visit often. :)

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  10. Wow, those are so, so gorgeous!

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  11. These are spectacular! I am ordering some for sure. Thanks for sharing these. They are truly work of art.

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  12. wow, wow, wow..am so in love with these!! Gagan , you are doing a fabulous job with your blog. I love it!!

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