Uncover Rajvi Vora and Kastur Jewels

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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 among the most weak and unstable elements of the world, in the present day 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 positioned 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 pleasure in realizing that sure age-old strategies of expertise and design that we draw heavy inspiration from hail from this a part of the world. As a baby, I’d be fascinated with the jewelry collections my mom, grandmothers, and aunts had. Apparently most of their items are nonetheless round and throughout the household;—handed down from one era to the opposite. Kastur was the identify of my late grandmother (a staunch Jain) and aptly that means ‘Reward of God’.”

At this time, Kastur makes use of ethically sourced gems and small batch manufacturing by choose craftsmen utilizing age-old strategies. The designs are impressed by previous concepts and designs specializing in previous architectural palaces, temples, and geometry. A really stunning and intriguing model!


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 thought of excellent happiness?

Being absolutely content material. A easy lifestyle, a dignified angle, fixed gratitude, and 0 expectation.

What do you take into account your best achievement?

Hopefully, I can say I’m nonetheless too younger to reply that, however to date, I’d 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 career does your alter ego have?

Most positively a humanitarian help employee or conflict journalist.

The design you’ll always remember.

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

rajvi vora favorite design gold and enamel ring Iranian enamel technique

Your favourite enterprise device or useful resource.

Must say I’m very old school. In all probability my fingers! I’m ceaselessly sketching and piecing issues collectively!

Essentially the most timeless design.

These basic ring bands which have been completed for the reason that 15th century in lots of kinds and shapes. That is our re-take. Now we have completed 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 feel silver & gold work very well collectively if designed and styled appropriately.

Your design motto.

Genuine & Timeless however enjoyable.

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

I feel it could be the Neurotica II Sculpture. I’m an enormous fan of sculptural artwork kinds 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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