Aysha Bilgrami has been researching about calligraphy and the shape of sounds for some time to design her jewelry. After studying Urdu calligraphy – Pakistan’s official language – Aysha envisioned a collection where she could approach languages from the beauty of how they are written.
A few years later, Aysha launches Collection 8; a collection that studies the Russian, Thai, Hebrew, Urdu and Spanish alphabets and identifies a series of figures that those languages use to describe common sounds to all of them: vowels.
While Thai, Hebrew and Urdu are alphabets made up by consonants to which, diacritical marks are added to, to generate the sound of vowels; Spanish and Russian use specific letters for each vowel.
The array of figures used to represent the same sound in all these languages, served as an inspiration to Aysha Bilgrami to create the shapes of her jewels in this collection. Characters blend with colors of semiprecious stones, creating everyday statement pieces.