Radhika Zaveri is a beautiful woman. More than a lovely face, she radiates a passion for creating beauty through helping others. She hands out inspiration and empowerment wherever she is.
Her mother's name is Sukan and that is where the jewelry line began. Sukan means good wishes. When Radhika was growing up in Mumbai and London her mother designed jewelry for friends and relatives. Sukan had the pieces made by women who lived in rural India. These women were shown a skill and given the opportunity to earn a living. Families that might have struggled began to thrive.
A favorite family story is one of Radhika selling her mom's creations to her teachers. The family found out through the school hierarchy. Radhika's future was launched at an early age.
Radhika is wearing a necklace from her HORN Collection. Horns are a symbol of good luck in many cultures. This stunning piece is made with two horns, deep purple tread and a large amethyst in the center.
This is my favorite of the entire collection. This bracelet is made from her RECYCLED GLASS collection. It is a long chain with glass leaves dipped in 22k gold. It can be worn as a belt, a long necklace and a choker (next image) and it's reversable to gold only. How can anyone pass this one up?
The Nimbu Mirchi is made up of 7 chiles and a lemon strung together. They hang in the doorways of most homes in India to bring good luck. This inspired necklace might just do the same thing: bring protection and peace. You will find this in her HORN collection.
Here are a few links to her work:
Thanks for taking a look. Happy Summer to you all.
-Margaret (Peggy) Wolf