It happened so, after completing my college I started working as a Jewelry designer with Amrapali. And so began my lifelong love affair with silver.
I started creating a collection for myself and my sister. We often stepped out wearing our own designs and came back home with lovely compliments and orders to recreate the same.
My sister Pragya came up with this idea of working together and creating a brand and we quickly decided to do it. She left her 9 years well-paid career in consulting and strategy. Soon we decided to name our designs ‘Quirksmith’ that fusions woman’s quirkiness and feelings with the touch of craftsmanship.
What I know best is designing and Pragya enjoys marketing and selling part so we complement each other in our skill sets. While Quirksmith is based out of Bangaluru, the craftsmen are from both Jaipur and Bangalore. We wanted to see where the designs take us so initially we started with flea markets and realized that people loved our work. Women kept coming back to us for multiple orders, which led us to move to online platform which remains our biggest source for getting new customers.
I wanted to try my hand at pieces that would tell story of the wearer.
Our designs are unique and unconventional made of carved hindi words and Like most artist we believe there is inspiration everywhere- people, poetries, stories and sometimes when I write a poem that’s the starting point to some collection or designs.
Jewelry for a woman is a means of self-expression and we want our designs to be the conversation starter. Quirksmith offers a range of silver Jewelry that is not only attractive to look at but something that reflects the wearer’s boldness and spirits.
We hope that our jewelry provides strength comfort and hope to the wearer no matter what they are facing in life and on their journey.
Helping others in anyway gives meaning and purpose to what we do.
It is gratifying and rewarding to know that you or your jewelry have had a positive influence on someone’s life.
(Interviewed and written by Raavya Sarda)