Handcrafted wood, silver and gemstone jewelry in India
“I have always been fascinated by the art of jewelry since my childhood days, but I never got to actually be in this field until a few years back when I married into a family of jewelers. Seeing my inclination towards jewelry design, my husband taught me the intricacies of jewelry designing, and how gemstones are used to design fancy and traditional jewelry. I also assist my husband in his workshop to learn the craft process of the jewelry. The thing which attracts me so much to this craft is the unending creation and the challenge to create new things regularly.
“For several years now, I have been working together with my husband. We work with sterling silver and different kinds of semi-precious gemstones. We also craft gemstone idols along with marble ones.
“I wish to create unique, attractive and beautiful designs for every woman all over the world. I carefully study the tastes and preferences of the people around me, and design jewelry to suit their choices, infusing style and tradition. Every person has different taste, so at times it is difficult to satisfy the needs of every person. The most challenging thing is to use the creativity or ideas in the correct combination.
“I hope to expand my journey in this craft world and also expand my team of workers. It will provide them employment so that they can earn a decent livelihood, educate their children and live a comfortable life. I want to create a name for myself and grow in this craft business. I hope and dream that one day people would know me for my designs and craftsmanship. I am very keen and optimistic about my future. I am thankful to NOVICA for giving me a platform to exhibit my creative talent to the whole world.”
4 items by Ritu Malpani
Ebony Wood and Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant Necklace
Silver Gossamer, Ebony Wood and Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Ritu MalpaniFly away on silver gossamer wings with this pretty necklace designed by India's Ritu Malpani. A polished sterling silver butterfly with openwork details rests at the center of a hand carved ebony wood...$37.99
Wandering Soul in Black
Black Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Wandering Soul in Black, Black Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Ritu MalpaniDare to wander off the beaten path with this adventurous bolo-style necklace designed by India's Ritu Malpani. The artisan uses a black onyx gemstone in a bezel setting to center a textured sterling...$44.99
Wandering Soul in Red
Handmade Red Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Wandering Soul in Red, Handmade Red Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Ritu MalpaniDare to wander off the beaten path with this adventurous bolo-style necklace designed by India's Ritu Malpani. The artisan uses a red onyx gemstone in a bezel setting to center a textured sterling...$44.99
Ebony Wood and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Silver Veins, Ebony Wood and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Ritu MalpaniCelebrate your love of nature with this charming necklace designed by Indian artisan Ritu Malpani. The artisan suspends a hand carved ebony wood leaf from a braided leather cord, while cool, sterling...$57.99