Emerging Designer Spotlight: Aaryah Jewelry
Tribal jewelry mixed with contemporary designs. That's the DNA for Megan Kothari's line called Aaryah which means precious and rare in Sanskrit. Based in New York and made in India, the brand promotes traditional handmade artistry while helping to cultivate skills and prosperity in local communities.
I want to be known for making traditional tribal jewelry wearable and relatable while promoting traditional artistry.
Born into a family of jewelers, her interest was clear from the start. She went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked at L'Oreal USA before launching the line. The first piece she designed was the Riya XL cuff which has a twist pin and hinge mechanism, a mainstay of Indian jewelry for centuries that allows the cuff to sit securely on the arm.
Her first collection Vahlee is strong, bold and statement-worthy. Pairings like antique rose gold with rose quartz or gold with green onyx shine together and can be seen on both cuffs and rings. There's also the Raykah choker which is crisp, subtle and adds refined texture to the neck. To help women get more wear, there's also the element of dual design which allows pieces to be worn two ways: tone on tone metals or with stones as the focus for even more of a sophisticated punch.
Learn more at Aaryah.
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