Tiesh’s highly anticipated “Black Temptations” collection was launched in 2015 to much fanfare. The collection featured exquisite black silver jewellery, lavishly studded with precious and semi-precious Sri Lankan gem stones. What really stands out about the collection that was relaunched in 2019 is the use of black rhodium plated 925 sterling silver. The collection therefore, presents itself in an amazing range of shades of grey, ranging from enigmatic deep dark greys to almost full black. It brings out an ephemeral element of illusion and mystique. Enhancing this mood and heightening the element of colour and fantasy is the delightful array of sparkling Sri Lankan gem stones which liberally embellish each piece of jewellery.
Every piece here is designed to inspire a kaleidoscope of moods in different people from cocktail to ‘glam-night-out’ and from casual to gala. It is a very sensory experience rooted in mystique that tantalises and appeals to the visual and creative sense of the discerning woman. It allures her with unique and one-of-a-kind pieces such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings, each piece seamlessly complementing the other. Each piece also stands out strikingly, either singly or in an ensemble.
Furthermore, what is special is that it is also Tiesh’s very first major collection since we opened our state of the art showroom at Duplication Road, opposite the Liberty Arcade in 2015. Adding to the uniqueness of Black Temptations is the novel experience where Tiesh’s discerning clients can sit with the highly experienced Tiesh jewellery designers and create their own pieces. This, we firmly believe is very important to a woman; where her self-designed piece becomes an extension of herself and literally becomes her alter-ego. Here, a unique bond is created. One that lasts forever.
The stones used in Black Temptations are all locally sourced and are the best Sri Lanka has to offer. They have all predominantly come from Ratnapura, with a few from the Matale, and Kandy regions. Each stone, and then each piece, passes through the eagle-eye scrutiny of the De Fonseka Family who take a personal interest from the purchasing of stones through the entire production process up to the finished product.
Discover the collection at 253, R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03