Uncover Rajvi Vora and Kastur Jewels

On this version of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire, we welcome you to hitch us for a peek into the artistic world of Rajvi Vora, founder and grasp jeweler behind Kastur Jewels. A 3rd era of Indian origin, and former humanitarian help in a few of the most susceptible and risky elements of the world, at present Rajvi lives in London. In 2013, Kastur started as a journey to design and supply sustainable, heritage-inspired jewelry that begins together with her previous, household, and historical past.

“My ancestry (Oshwal Jains) comes from the traditional city of Osian situated within the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan (457 BC)—near the place probably the most unbelievable Jain temples of Ranakpur stand proud and historic influences and tales have impressed and fascinated,” says Rajvi. “There’s a sense of immense delight in figuring out that sure age-old strategies of workmanship and design that we draw heavy inspiration from hail from this a part of the world. As a toddler, I might be fascinated with the jewelry collections my mom, grandmothers, and aunts had. Curiously most of their items are nonetheless round and throughout the household;—handed down from one era to the opposite. Kastur was the title of my late grandmother (a staunch Jain) and aptly which means ‘Present of God’.”

Right now, Kastur makes use of ethically sourced gems and small batch manufacturing by choose craftsmen utilizing age-old methods. The designs are impressed by previous concepts and designs specializing in previous architectural palaces, temples, and geometry. A very lovely and intriguing fashion!

Meet Rajvi Vora of Kastur Jewels within the Lh Design Questionnaire

Rajvi Vora in her Kastur Jewels shop in Marylebone
Rajvi Vora in her Kastur Jewels store in Marylebone

What’s your concept of good happiness?

Being absolutely content material. A easy lifestyle, a dignified angle, fixed gratitude, and nil expectation.

What do you take into account your biggest achievement?

Hopefully, I can say I’m nonetheless too younger to reply that, however thus far, I might say my ongoing dedication to attempt to assist the poorest of the poor (20 years and going…), step-by-step, and now by means of my humanitarian arm of the enterprise @kastursocialresponsibilty.

What occupation does your alter ego have?

Most undoubtedly a humanitarian help employee or struggle journalist.

The design you’ll always remember.

This 22kt gold ring with enamel element. The ring was pure pleasure to design. It was probably the most daring, daring, and particular items now we have accomplished. Set on 22kt gold with a pure selenite stone, it options an historic enamel method first invented by Iranian craftsmen from the Sassanid period, courting way back to 224 AD. The Mughals then introduced the method to India. The traditional doorways of Chandra Mahal facet of the town palace, Jaipur (1729-132 AD) impressed the piece’s color palette. I’ve accomplished this ring in varied different color combos, however this has been a favorite thus far!

rajvi vora favorite design gold and enamel ring Iranian enamel technique

Your favourite enterprise device or useful resource.

Must say I’m very old style. Most likely my fingers! I’m ceaselessly sketching and piecing issues collectively!

Probably the most timeless design.

These traditional ring bands which have been accomplished because the 15th century in lots of types and shapes. That is our re-take. We now have accomplished them in varied stones, from uncut diamonds to inexperienced garnets and orange sapphires.

classic timeless rings by rajvi vora

The largest design fake pas.

That silver & gold shouldn’t be blended. I believe silver & gold work very well collectively if designed and styled accurately.

Your design motto.

Genuine & Timeless however enjoyable.

Our writer KOKET makes assertion décor; in case you have been to design a chunk of jewelry impressed by considered one of their piece, which would it not be, and why?

I believe it could be the Neurotica II Sculpture. I’m an enormous fan of sculptural artwork types and jewelry. This design would make such an attention-grabbing earring, necklace, and ring. I can simply visualize it wanting so fabulous on the physique.

Neurotica II Sculpture gold metal ribbon wall light art koket

Love Occurs when…

your thoughts, physique, and soul are in sync.

Discover extra by Rajvi Vora and Kastur Jewels at kasturjewels.com. Or go to her at 14 Bulstrode Avenue, Marylebone, London, and on the V&A London retailer.

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