- 18k yellow gold
- Pavé diamond, 2.41 total carat weight
- Slice diamond, 1.24 total carat weight
Payal Shah’s passion for the fine jewelry industry was ignited as a young apprentice under the guidance of her mother and father who worked in the luxury market as diamond consultants. From Singapore to Hong Kong, Shah attended desk-side meetings watching intently as her parents navigated the world of fine jewelry. She remembers being inspired by the thrill of the business but was even more enamored by the creative process. What began for Shah as a part-time exploration of precious stones, soon turned into a career decision to leave her position as a furniture designer for international luxury hotels. Combining her knowledge of architectural design with the teachings she acquired from Chinese culture and her Indian heritage, Shah launched L’Dezen Jewelry in 2011.
Sophisticated yet funky, the L'Dezen jewelry collection is known for its contemporary use of sliced diamonds. “What I really love about sliced diamonds is that no two are alike,” Shah explains, “Each stone has its own characteristics and fingerprint. The inclusions add a unique pattern and depth to each piece and the surface beautifully reflects light like no other diamond.”
The beauty of L'Dezen's designs lies in their exemplary craftsmanship, “It’s interesting to experience how a designer can change and influence the perception of a product by a consumer, how a design can add value to a material,” enthuses Shah. Each handcrafted piece requires a great deal of time, patience and attention to detail. Shah thinks of her jewelry as special occasion pieces that empower the wearer with their striking beauty.