- May 8, 2017
- Posted by: Planet Goa Team
- Category: Boutiques, Shopping
Deep in the hamlet of Assagao in an old Portuguese house lies a gem of a store that goes by the name ‘Cheshire Cat’. Indulge in an exotic array of beautiful jewellery on display, handcrafted by designers Karen Peace and Kees van Andel. The couple takes inspiration from the beauty of India and likens the process of jewellery designing to a meditative one that starts off as a seed and blossoms into exotic jewellery.
The Van Andel & Peace jewellery line uses the ancient traditional techniques of goldsmithing such as granulation and filigree while fusing it with a modern twist to create fusion pieces of a very high standard.
Quality is paramount at ‘Cheshire Cat’ with beautiful unusual precious and semi-precious stones set in gold and silver making for stunning statement pieces! There is also a line of beaded jewellery in silver made with the assistance of a group of local girls who have been trained by the designer duo.
At the gallery, you will also find an exquisite collection of jewellery along with clothes, bags and other accessories by selected designers. The store is constantly introducing new designers so there is always something new to splurge on at ‘Cheshire Cat’. If you’re in the mood for some bespoke baubles, Van Andel & Peace also offer personal design consultations, by appointment. You can go ahead and select from their vast array of gemstones and the designers will customise the kind of jewellery dreams are made of.
Cheshire Cat Gallery is home to an eclectic collection of jewellery, fashion and art. Jewellery takes the centre stage here featuring two ranges of Van Andel & Peace’s own designs as well as original collections by a selective group of international designers and artists in Goa, hand-picked by Andel & Peace. A combination of new collections by regular designers, and constantly changing exhibitions from up and coming promising new talent means there is always something new to see with every visit to Cheshire Cat, be it at their store in Assagao, or their stall at the night market.
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