Today, on Voices For Local, Monisha gets in conversation with Himani Mantri Grover, the founder of a design studio that specializes in heirloom jewellery conservation, and handcrafted bespoke jewellery. Himani opens up about getting inspired by her own family heritage, how her brand name is a symbol for Indian romanticism, how stores originally didn’t want to stock her jewellery because of its “imperfections”, why she considers old coins more precious than any gemstones, and how she doesn’t impose her style onto her karigars.
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This is a Maed in India production.
Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni
Creative Director: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Project Manager: Shaun Fanthome
Producer: Husein Haveliwala