Fashion & Beauty

Tiesh celebrates the Sri Lankan woman with a timeless Filigree Gold collection

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Tiesh, one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary jewellers celebrated the quintessential Sri Lankan woman with the launch of a dazzling range of imported Italian filigree jewellery with intricate and exquisite craftsmanship.

The exclusive champagne soirée at its flagship showroom at 253, RA de Mel Mawatha was an exclusive Ladies-Only event, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrated its loyal female clients who have steadfastly supported them over the past year.

“This is a collection specially imported from the best Italian manufacturers with the modern Sri Lankan lady in mind. Every piece is unique and totally different to the other. In fact what’s interesting about this collection is its special transformative aspect, where for instance a piece could be worn either as a necklace or a bracelet. Our very special ring which transforms into a bangle is by far the hottest item from our new collection and, I believe, a must have this season” said De Fonseka.

This dazzling Italian filigree collection comprises necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings, all of which bring out the sheer intricacy and timeless appeal of the magic of filigree work. With the special transformative jewellery too, it is quite different to the other collections that Tiesh generally showcases.

“This collection has been created with the intention of capturing the raw beauty of pure gold. Most items in the new collection are in 22kt and 18kt Gold – Yellow, White and the ever-so-popular Rose Gold. Small wonder then that this collection both tantalises and appeals to the visual and creative senses of the discerning woman”, De Fonseka added.

Derived from the Latin word “filum” (meaning thread), filigree is an ancient art form that has been appreciated as far back as 2500 B.C. Twisted and formed to closely resemble lace, filigree refers to the openwork design of an exquisitely entwined bouquet of fine silver, gold or other metal threads. This lacing of metal was originally used to decorate personal ornaments including manuscript covers, armor, crosses and royal crowns. (Source – the Internet).

Tiesh is a highly focused family entrepreneurship with a fine heritage of high quality jewellery and impeccable craftsmanship. Founder / Managing Director Lasantha De Fonseka and his wife Bryony are today joined by the equally hands-on second generation, daughter Thiyasha and son Ayesh who ensure that every piece is unique and thus special. Each stone, and then each piece, passes through the eagle-eye scrutiny of the De Fonseka Family which takes a personal interest from the purchasing of stones through the entire production process up to the finished product.

As one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary jewelers based both in Colombo and at No 676, Peradeniya Road Kandy, Tiesh is not only a jewellery store with a reputation to match. It is also an engaging and hands-on learning experience. A preferred destination by a large numbers of foreign visitors, it houses a gemological museum, a testing laboratory, an auditorium, a jewellery workshop and a replica of a gem mine which is a draw among both local and foreign clients.

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