Inject a bit of Eastern Mystic into your everyday life
What generates immense creativity? What makes an artist? Is it emotional turmoil, pure natural talent or personal surroundings? Whatever it is, Sonal Talgeri-Bhaskaran has it in bucketloads and she is the creative mindset behind Eastern Mystic.
Eastern Mystic was launched in 2009, Sonal’s first range Tribal Decadence, immediately highlighted her talent with gemstones and creating jewellery. What is even more impressive to the outsider is that the designer has taught herself in this creative field.
Sonal began her career with Goldman Sachs the investment bank, so jewellery could be considered a small detour. Whilst working in the highly stressful financial world and, like many of us, looking for a stress outlet, she discovered a handful of Murano beads and a fascination with gemstones.
She soon parachuted head first into the creative world, buying a strand of rough-cut aquamarines from India. Soon, gemstones became a secret indulgence, a guilty pleasure and over a few months she created an Aladdin’s cave of beauty. These gemstones were the perfect distraction from the clean-cut corporate world of Goldman Sachs and she soon discovered her extraordinary talent for creating jewellery.
Eastern Mystic began with creativity and tragedy. After Sonal lost her father and aunt, she was spurred on to create striking adornments: mixed into her creativity was her touch of Indian heritage, traditional tales and allure with colour.
With the launch of Tribal Decadence in 2009, Sonal was soon a big hit of opulent colours and tribal adornments. Through fabulous word of mouth, she was able to launch the label, Eastern Mystic and this colourful gem stoned jewellery made an impact everywhere with success, such as a place on the first KickStart initiative in September 2009. The praise did not stop there as Eastern Mystic adorned the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, Stylist, Telegraph and Cosmopolitan.
In her latest collection she has used materials of sterling silver, fine silver and Swarovski, staying true to her heritage but with a tad of modern sparkle shining through. If these are not your perfect choice, I urge you to check out Club Tropicana, Drama and Destruct, and the Glam Punk earrings.
Gabriella Ellis from Made in Chelsea, Caroline Issa, and Katie Piper all love the punk bracelets and you can too. These bracelets are glam, punky and spiky just as the name suggests. They are made from exotic gold and Swarovski pearls and the colour is just so yummy, who could not love the turquoise and yellow colour clash?
Eastern Mystic has been showered with awards from Hot 100 NexGem to WGSN Editors Choice, so with these endorsements what are you waiting for!
Paula De Burgh
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