Designer Shar Linn of Sharart Design loved designing since she was a little girl, watching her mother design clothes. She struck her passion when she began working with gemstones, and now has her own jewelry line which showcases her talent. Her native Thailand is one of her greatest design inspirations–especially the architecture.
My interest peaked when seeing her truly whimsical designs–entirely unique and fun! I love her work and hope you like them too! I got the chance to catch up with Sharart Design and ask a few questions:
I am currently working on some paired one-of-a-kind gemstones developed around the concept of duality such as these dome-shaped tourmalines that have a unique natural gradual tone to them. I intend to accent them with diamonds, pink sapphires and tsavorite garnet. This concept of duality will be carried through for other specialty cut gemstones such as the Ethiopian opal which will be part of the new collection. The Shinto blue sapphire and Diamond earrings are my most recent piece of creation. This Japanese temple inspired design is accented with specially cut blue sapphires to fit the setting.
The Chedi Ring. It was inspired by the Thai pagodas dotting the skyline of Bangkok where I am based. As my daily car ride to work brings me pass these beautiful and exotic temples, I can’t help but to be inspired by the ancient architectural lines. Incorporating the use of Peridot, Pink sapphires & diamonds, the colors and the curvatures of this cocktail ring is its appeal.
It has to be the sale of my first pair of earrings. When customer(s) show great appreciation towards my creation, it means a lot to me and I am grateful to my very first customer for placing so much faith in me and for allowing me to be part of the joyful occasion the jewelry signifies. I do hope it will one day it will be passed on as a family heirloom as I am here to create classic pieces that can withstand the test of time.
My goal is to establish myself as a recognized & desirable jewelry designer. I hope to be stocked in Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, & Lane Crawford in the Chinese Market. These are some of my favorite shopping spots. I am especially fond of locations such as California where I took up my first job after graduating from college and subsequently enrolled at the Gemmological Institute of America(G.I.A) in Carlsbad, CA. I do occasionally dream that my creations will one day be in the auction houses.
Sharart design’s focus has been more of creating one-off bespoke creations and commissioned pieces for customers but right now I am now looking to expand the line and make it more accessible. There has to be a good balance between design and commercial. I see this as an opportunity to bring the business to the next level when you introduce your works into more accessible markets.
My engagement ring designed by my husband. Knowing that I have a thing for period jewels yet wanting to keep things neat and simple, he placed the art deco design elements around the main stone; only visible from the profile view. I love the level of intricacy and delicacy of the milgrain details.