Apurva Kothari looks more like a corporate honcho than a jewellery designer. But then appearances can be deceptive. A student of Carnegie Mellon University, with a degree in finance, Apurva suddenly realised that cracking numbers was not what he wanted to do all his life.
A qualified architect, Pavan Anand had always been fascinated by jewellery and its intricate templates gleaming with rare gemstones.
A strong in-built design sense combined with a lineage of
Palanpuri community diamond dealers proved to be fortuitous for Riddhi Doshi, a Mumbai-based jewellery designer, who has been steadfastly making a name for herself in the bespoke jewellery segment. Blessed with an affable demeanour, Riddhi loves her profession as much as she loves to look after her husband and her two young children. A jewellery designer par excellence, Riddhi also devotes time to scuba-diving, dancing, and travelling. Her bejewelled, diamond-studded creations blend the magic of quintessentially vintage style and modern-day glamour. Each individual, she believes, is unique and so, she creates a special piece for every special client.
The secret of her success in running an eponymous jewellery
brand since the last ten years lies in hard work, passion towards
her craft, nurturing clients and creating timeless works of art that they can cherish for life.
For a fairly new entrant in the world of jewellery, Mumbai-based designer Neha Roongta’s designs are creating ripples.
GARGI RATHI has no fondness for any other gemstone except emeralds. For this UK-based next-gen jewellery designer, emeralds are her first and only love…
Australia-based MARGOT McKINNEY’s jewellery compositions are an aesthetic assembly of colourful gemstones – a bright and muted harmony of hues that evoke striking, polychromatic imagery. A traveller at heart, an astute business woman, a fearless pursuer of her dreams, and an elegant fashionista – Margot is all of this rolled into one. A diva in her own right, she is the most celebrated jewellery artist of her times in her country as well as in cities across the globe where she has left an indelible mark with her varicoloured collections. Travelling around the world for almost half the year to single out gems and pearls for her bold creations, Margot uses this time to take in the beauty of the various landscapes and natural bounties. Back home, an energized Margot gets into the design mode and confesses to literally dreaming up forms and colour combinations – depicting nature in its most captivating avatars.
SONALI SHETH, the rising star in the Indian jewellery industry, is a multitalented artist who is serious about her craft.
A global citizen, Beirut-born jewellery designer Ralph Masri, 28, has spent his entire life juggling between Lebanon, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.
Acclaimed London-based jewellery designer FLORA BHATTACHARY’s stark yet appealing jewels set with distinctively carved gemstones evoke a powerful imagery, delicately balancing geometric forms with a delightful profusion of colours.
Canadian jewellery designer SHELLY PURDY is well-known for her distinct rings exuding raw, palpable energy.