Category: Jewellery

DVIBHUMI

Singapore based designer Vyshnavi grew up in South Bangalore’s most traditional neighborhood where almost every home wakes up to MS Subbulakshmi’s rendition of Venkatesha Suprabhatam. Vyshnavi spent a decade in the advertising business across India and Singapore examining the cultural landscape of the region and crafting locally relevant stories for global brands. She became increasingly…

Strings & Beads

Born and raised in Chennai, Archana Avinash moved to the Middle East after her post graduation in Business Studies. Watching her multi-talented mum, Archana was soon drawn to beading and jewellery. After 5 years in the corporate world, she finally decided to take the plunge. She quit her job in Corporate Communication and started Strings…

Made by M

Mansi Choksi has always been fascinated by colour and the vibrancy each colour exuberates. She graduated from the University of  Texas at Austin with a degree in Marketing and International Business and creates beautiful jewellery through her brand Made by M. Mansi draws inspiration from her mother who is an artist and creates one of-a-kind…

Jewellery for Today’s Woman

Psychology graduate, Leela Janakirama has been involved with traditional arts and artists from a very young age. Her exposure to jewelry craftsmanship and training in diamond grading instilled in her a deep respect for the materials that she would ultimately use. With formal training in graphic design, Leela combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design to…

Exclusive Adornments

With a love for accessorizing “just right” that goes back to her days at University and before, and the influential exposure to diverse and rich cultural backgrounds within her family, Khushboo Agarwal knew from an early age that jewellery designing is where she belonged. To pursue her passion she studied Fashion and Jewellery Design from a…

Brass It Up

Designer Sannam Chopra completed her Masters in Australia and soon after returned to India and founded Archetype Deusigns. Through her company she designed jewellery for various well known brands like Pantaloon, Lifestyle, Provogue etc. She further honed her skills through a jewellery manufacturing Diploma at SNDT, Mumbai after which she launched her label Embellish. Sannam…

Karmic Kabira

After having studied Law, Vandana Dewan pursued fashion styling from the Fashion Institute of Technology, (F.I.T.), New York and has taken her aesthetic aspirations to soaring heights by styling for fashion glossies and Bollywood celebrities. Most recently, with her ability to play, create and style with not so common materials, Vandana has launched her jewellery…

Warm Vintage

Washington-based designer Meenoo Mishra started making jewellery as a creative outlet and as a way to fully explore her relationship with Indian culture, history and art. Inspired by the fabulous bazaars and markets of India, its saturated colours, vast history, literature, the shine and sparkle, Meenoo creates beautiful imaginative jewellery. She loves using bits and…

The Other Side

For potter and designer Purvi Sanghvi, it was her MA Jewellery Design course at John Cass (London Metropolitan University) that opened her eyes to the posssiblities of  creating jewellery other than silver, gold and diamond. She likes to design wearable pieces out of non-wearable materials and works to design it in such a manner that…

Indian Soul. Global Spirit

A graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi and a gemologist, Puja Bhargava Kamath has won many design awards including those from DeBeers, World Gold Council & Perles de Tahiti. After graduating, she straddled both the worlds of handicrafts and precious jewellery, working as a consultant/ freelancer. At some point, Puja also…

495DM

Cheny Wagma designed Jewellery from a young age. Since then the fashion addiction has never died down. Her skills honed later on working in Bombay for a large company whose major clients include Lanvin, Chloé, Matthew Williamson and more, led by a guru boss whose designs would always become trend phenomenon. Having worked in various areas of the…

Poetic Designer Jewellery

Jewellery Designer Benaazir has been very intrigued with handwork since childhood and spent considerable amount of time learning craft in school. Unaware that she could make this love for art into a career, she did not pursue it full time. She graduated in Computer Science and went on to study for a Masters degree in…

Unique and Wild Jewellery

Israeli jewellery designer Mor Yom Tov has been travelling in India for the past 5 years. She lives in a small village close to the city of Almora at the foot hills of the Himalaya, where she has the space and the time to enjoy the process of creation. Mor uses a unique technique of…

Stylish Striking Jewellery

Karishma Siddique Roy majored in Fashion design from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata. For her graduation show, the jewellery that she designed to complement her ensembles were highly appreciated by everyone. Encouraged by all the feedback, she started doing what she enjoyed the most, designing statement jewellery. Karishma soon set up her label called KSR.…

Comfortable, Wearable & Cutting Edge

Independent clothing and accessories designer Meera Mittal graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Her designs have been featured in many of India’s top fashion magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia and Time Out among others. Meera handcrafts luscious, contemporary pieces using centuries-old Indian craft techniques. She uses materials more often…

Simple. Subtle. Sensuous.

Jewellery designer Payal Kurian studied psychology as her major, but her inner quest for creative expression and her constant inclination towards arts led her to study design. After a course in Fine Arts and jewellery design, Payal took off on a journey to create exclusive pieces that won her national and international accolades. Inspired by…

Golden Tales

Jaipur-based French jewellery designer Fanny Boucher first visited Jaipur during a backpacking trip after her education in Paris. She absolutely loved it. Back in Paris, when a jeweller offered her a job in Jaipur , she took the leap and has never looked back. Fanny has been living in Rajasthan for more than five years…

Glitterati Jewellery

Born and raised in Mumbai, Designer Bansri Mehta was constantly surrounded by exquisite fashion; ornate jewellery and striking accessories. Whether it was preparing for a night out or dressing up for a special occasion, Bansri was always attracted to elegant, luxurious creations that expressed her personal sense of style. Upon moving to Los Angeles, California,…

Oh So Dreamy…

Architect and transit planner Ruchi Mohinder is also a jewellery designer. During her free time she loves to play with contrasting textures, materials, and colours to create beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery which she likes to call wearable art. Here are a few of her hand-crafted pieces created using a melange of materials like polymer clay,…

A Merry Mix of Culture

Riddhika Jesrani was studying Graphic Design at Parsons,New York  when she started to  make jewelry purely because she couldn’t find anything different and new. Even though she always had a passion for jewelry she never thought she would get into it professionally. Requests from friends for earrings and necklaces encouraged her to become a full…

Organic Emotive and Inspired from nature

Pune born Lifestyle Accessories Designer Avantika Kumar was in love with art since she was a toddler. A box of crayons would light her face up. Through her schooling she held on to her passion for drawing, sketching and painting, by participating in various drawing contests across the nation. Being an academically bright student and advised…

The Silver Lining

Aparna Das Sadhukhan is an ex-advertising and marketing professional, turned freelance writer and jewelery designer. She always had a strange passion for Silver and knew at some point in her life she would own a boutique selling silver and junk jewelery. She took up a silversmithing class at Sydney Art School and created a ring,…

Sparkling Stars and Crystals

Jewellery Designer Punita Trrikha was always fascinated by the sparkling world of Gems and Jewellery. But it was under the guidance of Paris based jewellery designer Marie Louise that she discovered her creative dimension and mastered the art of costume jewellery making. Punita designs and handcrafts each of her pieces all by herself. Her clientele include…

Distinctive Conceptual Jewellery

Jewellery designer Eina Ahluwalia creates individualistic statement jewellery that is subtle yet powerful. Over the last seven years her style has evolved from being inspired by her travels, reading & photography, to her emotions in response to her life experiences. Eina  has built a loyal client base in India, and supplies to independent retailers in…

Making a Bold Statement!

Designer Divya Thomas is addicted to Jewellery. Using various materials that she collects in her travels around the world, she creates absolutely stunning and unique pieces of jewellery. Her creations are a perfect blend of modern and traditional elements. Here are few of her recent eclectic designs: Merging together sterling silver and pewter with exquisite pieces of wood, bone…

Pretty Golden Leaves

Trained in traditional Indian dance and fine art, S Ahalya is a gemologist certified by the International Gemology Institute. Her designs are a true reflection of her strong and elegant personality, a true mark of a dancer. Ahalya believes that jewellery should have style, substance, and soul to communicate and be relevant to your life. She…

Candy Pop

Lifestyle Accessory designers and partners Maithili Kabre Mandal and Ankan Mandal together create fun products and beautiful fashion jewellery using alternative materials. Their creations are showcased at various lifestyle stores and are loved by women who like to sport individualistic styles. Here are a few of the delicious designs from their recent collection ‘Candy Pop’. Inspired by…

Simply Exquisite!

Jewellery designer, Smitha Ittyerah specializes in customised designs of precious and semi-precious jewellery in platinum, gold and diamonds. She has won many awards for her exquisite designs at various competitions like the Diamond Natures’ Miracle International Design Competition (Sponsored by Diamond Trading Company), the Tahitian Pearl Trophy Competition India (Sponsored by Gie.Perles de Tahiti), ‘Swarnasamarpan’ jewellery design…

Jewellery fit for a Queen…

Swati Sahu is a jewellery designer who creates simple, contemporary designs that are rooted in Indian heritage. Here are a few of her designs from her latest collection – Sheesh Mahal. Sheesh Mahal literally means palace of mirrors. There were quite a few mirrored halls built during the Mughal Empire. These structures are renowned for…

Hand-Crafted Happiness!

Fashion designer Rachana Nagranee loves all things beautiful and believes that the simplest of designs are the most wonderful. Specialised in Handbags and home accessories, Rachana created Pitaara which is a collection of hand-crafted products inspired by the state of happiness. Each of the handbags and fashion accessories is so luxurious & indulgent, they seem…

Sparklers!

From bags to another favourite accessory of a woman – Diamond jewellery!!! Aaah… we love it! Here are a few gorgeous pieces designed by Nicky Ramnani, a young passionate jewellery designer who blends rich Indian heritage with current styles. Nicky offers a personalised,consultative approach and develops bespoke designs based on individual client’s aesthetic outlook. Coming from a commerce…