Trendspotting: Rare Gems of India by Heather Asbury

Vendor Spotlight

From the latest looks hitting the runway during Bridal Fashion Week (hello, sheer capelets!) to the most tantalizing takes on the season’s tablescapes, we are constantly on the lookout for what’s new and next in the world of event planning. That’s partially because we could look at pictures of Romona Keveza’s Spring 2016 line all day long, but mostly because we’re dedicated to sourcing and presenting our clients with the best-of-the-best trends, vendors, and luxury-level service offerings that exist!

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With that said, we couldn’t resist sharing one of our latest discoveries—Rare Gems of India, an intricate and exotic jewelry line created by Heather Asbury! Perhaps you’re on the hunt for a chic and unique gift to give your bridesmaids, or maybe you’re looking for a statement piece to wear on your wedding day. Either way, we have a feeling that you might find exactly what you’re looking for among Heather’s hand-crafted jewels. Read on to learn more about Heather’s work and to take a peek at her collection!

RARE GEMS OF INDIA
photos courtesy of Heather Asbury

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THE DESIGNER

Who: Heather Asbury, owner of Rare Gems of India
What: Supplier of rare and unique Indian jewelry imported directly and sold to private bridal clients
Why: Heather says her favorite aspect of working within the wedding industry has to do with “creating beautiful designs to feature every bride; Custom designing unique monogram items to celebrate a bride’s new monogram and adorning my brides with exquisite jewels to highlight their gowns.” Yes, please!

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One of Heather’s most memorable moments as a designer came when she was tasked with “taking a bride’s family crest that was to be featured on the top of her wedding invitation and crafting it into a gorgeous keepsake locket and matching cufflinks for her groom to wear on their wedding day,” she says. “We then designed customized horn bangles adorned with her wedding day displayed and diamonds.”

collage 2See more of Heather’s work by following @raregemsofindia on Instagram

Her inspiration: “Old world collectibles—beautiful customized one-of-a-kind pieces that will be heirloom keepsakes crafted in the traditional Indian way.”

Design process: “Brides will have the ability to choose from my extensive collection of beautiful pieces or custom design anything they can imagine! Custom sketches are rendered, drafting takes place, and jewels are ordered directly from India. Specialized custom orders typically take four to six weeks for completion.” As for the perfect pieces she suggests for wedding-day wear? “A stack of ornate polki cut diamond bangles; Intricate and unique chandelier earrings.”

Heather Asbury Rare Gems of India

Irresistible gifts: “Beautiful bangles, monogram lockets, unique rings, or monogram dogtags!”

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