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Our Story

Kasturjewels Story
Kasturjewels Story
Kasturjewels Story
Kasturjewels Story
Kasturjewels Story

The Victoria & Albert Museum described Kasturjewels as 'beautiful, wearable & interesting'. Our growing portfolio of customers in the UK and internationally is a true testament of the versatility and uniquness of each Kasturjewel.

Named after her late Grandmother, 'Kastur', Rajvi Vora founded Kasturjewels in 2010. ''Kasturjewels epitomize my Grandmother's fundamental character: Timeless, Classic, Dignified, Fearless and Powerful...Indeed, I want a woman to feel just this, adorned in a Kasturjewel!''

This tied in with heavy inspiration, dating back to 14th-15th century royal India and Persia, Kasturjewels have been re-created into pieces that can be worn by the modern woman…Fixated by the fairy tale, glamorous and opulent lifestyles that thrived during this period, history is a fundamental part of each Kasturjewel. Through time memorial, British aristocracy has been known to embrace jewels and design from this period. Kasturjewels revives design that has been appreciated here for centuries...but with a hint of modern classic! From the intricate wall carvings and paintings found on 15th century palace walls, to the ornate domes that marked the places of birth and death of Kings and Queens long bygone, Rajvi (Founder)  has always been intrigued with heritage stories, designs and art. She has build upon these influences together with her love for fashion and styling to create Kasturjewels.

From the stone choice, to the intricate cut work on the base metal (gold, silver or brass) attention to detail is the focus. We use only natural precious and semi-precious stones. A single Kasturjewel could take up to 8 hours to make. We work with highly skilled craftsmen, many of whose ancestors crafted pieces for royalty dating back to the 16th century. There is an emphasis on grand and statement pieces, but those that are still simple enough to wear all the time. Kasturjewels have a regal, but unassuming feel. These contradictions in terms mean our collections always remain exciting!

What’s even more satisfying about owning a Kasturjewel, is % sales go towards supporting a needy cause that we ourselves identify and manage, through our Kasturjewels Woman 2 Woman initiative. Rajvi is a third generation Kenyan of Indian origin, who lives in London. She spent 8 years working in development and humanitarian initiatives in the most vulnerable and volatile parts of Kenya, East Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan. ''My aim is to give back directly in a way that I can oversee funding to projects myself. On the one hand a woman gets to own a beautiful heritage inspired jewel, embedded in history and glamour, at the same time she is helping improve another less privileged persons life!''

All Kasturjewels come neatly packed in a Kasturjewels branded box.

Thank you,

Rajvi Vora

Creative Director/Founder

 

Contact us

Custom pieces can also be made on appointment. 
We also work on wholesale. For more information on this and our wider selection, you can call us on: (+44) 07512907522
Or email us: info@kasturjewels.com

We're certain you'll enjoy a Kasturjewel as much as everyone who owns one so far has!