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making of ivar Jewelry

At Ivar, our jewelry is meant to be enjoyed for generations to come. This is why we take time to carefully craft each piece with fine attention to detail. All the pieces are made in traditional Indian jewelry techniques in factories across India. The best craftsmen are involved to understand the designer’s aesthetic and bring those designs to life. The unique portrayal of Indian techniques in modern and western styles results in Ivar’s exclusive and inimitable jewels.

Meet Mohit

Born into a farmer’s family, mohit is the youngest of his father’s children. As a ten year old with an aging father, he was sent to work early, in the Howrah district in West Bengal as a jewelry maker’s assistant. When he was 16, he went to Mumbai and spent nearly 3 years there before making his way to Chennai where he spent some time working for another jeweller. In 2005, he decided to start working independently. He hired two more kaarigars (artisans), started work with one vendor first, and then another, before he found himself consistently busy with work from brands like Ivar. An integral part of the brand, Mohit lends his knowledge and skill to bringing Ivar's unique designs to life. It is more important than ever to preserve the work that these traditional craftsmen bring to the jewelry industry. Ivar is committed to supporting these kaarigars (artisans) and ensuring the continuation of this seemingly dying craft.

POLKI

Polki speaks of a gentle, soft sparkle, playfully catching light and showing off its luster. It was first introduced in India by the Mughal dynasty, linking it to a regal and rich Indian heritage. Polki in its purest form is raw, uncut diamonds, having no enhancement or chemical treatment. Gold is shaped into whatever design the jeweler desires, after which the Polki is set into this base. Distinctive due to its uniqueness and purity of natural form, Polki reminisces of old-world charm, evoking an artistic sentiment.

ENAMEL

Brought to India by the Mughals, enamel jewelry sets the stage for colorful design with a contemporary, edgy feel. The colors are metal oxides mixed with a tint of finely powdered glass. Used as adornment and for decorative purposes, these enamels come in varied hues. This craft of India is tradition bound and is being used with a contemporary twist.