With a nod to antique aesthetics and a solid foundation in art and design, Pryiadarshini Himatsingka’s jewelry is marked by a minimalist elegance and playful sophistication. While Priyadarshini's work is redolent of old-fashioned charm, it is also unmistakably modern. With pieces typically light in weight, almost ethereal in quality, her creations strike one as exquisitely crafted poetry for the body. Each piece is handmade, and she finds particular satisfaction in the wonderfully inevitable consequent variations. Priyadarshini works primarily in silver and high-karat gold, and often combines the two metals.
Priyadarshini was born in India in 1975. Raised in a family of textile designers, she spent her childhood steeped in the most current artistic trends. Priyadarshini did her foundation work at Parsons, and earned degrees from New York University in Photography and Philosophy, and from the Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry and Light Metals.