Apala by Sumit – A unique & eclectic collection

By on March 13, 2015

The Capital recently witnessed a gala event at The Ashoka Hotel where renowned designers from the world of fashion and jewelry came together to present an exquisite fashion extravaganza – Jazba, showcasing stunning bridal trousseau and jewelry collection. Complementing the bridal finery was a stunning jewelry line by designer Sumit Sawhney. We bring you some glimpses from the show that took grandeur and splendor to an all new level.

Apala by Sumit

The bridal show featured some awe-inspiring designs of royal opulence. What also caught our eyes were the equally resplendent jewelry pieces adorned by the models from the Apala collection that was indeed the showstopper in our books. We talked to Mr. Sumit Sawhney, the designer of the Apala line of jewelry and got to know more about the idea and inspiration behind this work of art. Sumit stated, “The fusion of Mughal flamboyance with the French floral theme displayed the best of both worlds. It was a pleasure to venture out in the aesthetic balance and fusion of the two strong contradicting yet complementing styles.”

Apala by Sumit

Each carved out piece of jewelry was stood out in elegance and finesse and was a testimony to the time bygone Mughal era. The designs on display were intricate works of detail, especially the interplay of Silver filigree work and gemstones such as Rubies, Sapphires, Pearls and Onyx. The jewelry line exuded flamboyance and was the perfect complement to the Mughal regalia donned by the beautiful models walking the ramp. The entire bridal look was an amalgamation of vintage aesthetics, majestic grandeur and exceptional artistry.

Apala by Sumit

Apala by Sumit

Apala by Sumit

Apala by Sumit

Apala by Sumit

Apala by Sumit

On display were some of the most remarkable jewelry items from Sumit Sawhney’s Shiv Shakti Collection, which as per the designer is dedicated to Lord Shiv. We heard the designer was immensely devoted to Shiv and Shakti which inspired him to create this exclusive line. Handcrafted using Silver and precious and semi-precious stones including rubies, black onyx, smoky topaz and even Rudraksh, the collection boasted of fascinating pieces like the Shiv Aradhna neckpiece, the Swambhu and Nandi pendant, the Nageshwar ring and the Natraja earrings. We especially loved the ornaments designed using Shiv motifs like Trishul, Damru, Nandi, Serpent, and Crescent Moon that we felt was an eclectic fusion of modern sensitivities enwrapped in spiritualism and divinity.

Apala by Sumit - Shiv Shakti Collection

Another creative line of jewelry presented at the event was the Zen Fusion Collection, conceptualized on the Tibetan and South-East Asian depiction of Buddha and the Bodhisattva. The Buddhist scriptures and elements used in this jewelry line was a pure treat to the mind and soul. Infact very recently actor Sonam Kapoor was seen adorning beautiful earrings from the Zen Fusion Collection at a promotional event.

zenfusion collection by sumit

Apala by Sumit

Other celebrities who have very recently adorned pieces from the Apala line was Gauhar Khan in a statement jewelry from Sumit’s Luxury Statement Jewelry Collection and actor Tapasee Pannu wearing jewelry from the Tomb Collection at the promotional event of her movie.

Gauhar Khan in Apala by sumit


The designer has been hugely influenced by the tombs and architecture of the bygone era scattered all over the capital. Sumit cited that his walks across the tombs and monuments in Delhi inspired him to create a line to pay homage to the architectural marvel we see in the city. We got a fascinating glimpse of stone textures, the detailing on ceilings, the intricate carvings and inlays on the pillars and minarets in his jewelry designs from the Tomb Collection.

So if you are bride-to-be and looking for a different take on tradition without compromising on the glamour quotient, you can head for the Apala jewelry collection. Apala has two stores, one in the posh Hauz  Khas Village of Delhi and a flagship store in the Galleria market, Gurgaon.


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