"My father was a jeweler and I was highly inspired by him. I grew up watching him make amazing jewelry with his own hands and this really fascinated me."
"In traditional Indian families, it is not easy for a housewife to start a design workshop, but I was fortunate that my husband also shares the same interests. Together, we create beautiful jewelry. My husband is an expert in crafting the jewelry while I do the designing.
"My father was a jeweler and I was highly inspired by him. I grew up watching him make amazing jewelry with his own hands and this really fascinated me.
"I come from the majestic city of Jaipur, the pink city. I had a joyful childhood with four sisters at home. We had so much fun and I, being the youngest of the four, was pampered and loved. We also have a brother who is the youngest of all, and he is a real sweetheart.
"School was fun. I had so much with my friends and never stopped yapping – so much that, during parent-teacher meetings, my teachers asked my mother what she fed me to give me so much energy to talk nonstop. But I was one of the brightest students in our whole class. Most of the time I was at the top of my class. I was very much interested in studying and wanted to sit for a competitive exam.
"There was another thing in life that interested me, and that was silver. Jaipur is a land of gems and the silversmith art is highly practiced in this city. Many jewelers belong to silversmith families who have inherited the craft from their ancestors. However, for my father, it was a passion that arose within him and, though he never technically learned the art from anyone, he was an expert in this field. And one day, I do wish to inherit this quality from my father.
"I did my post graduation in accountant business statics, which I completed a year after I got married. Luckily for me, my husband was already a jewelry craftsman and this was a turning point for me. I haven't been designing very long, and I hope Novica will help us realize our dream."
Aparna made a lovely pair of earrings. The craftsmanship was marvelous.
I love the Topaz and sterling silver ring, 'Celestial Bliss'! Thank you for making beautiful women's rings available in larger sizes. The detail is amazing; the color of the ring daces in the light. Thank you for sharing your artistic gifts, Aparna!
Thank you so much, Aparna for such a beautiful necklace! You are talented artist!
I bought the green onyx earrings and I can't believe how pretty it was. The color of the stones is amazing. The quality of the silver is like hundreds of dollars. Highly recommend and definitely will buy again.
I fell in love with the double citrine hammered silver ring you made. I received it today and it is beyond beautiful. I am thrilled, awed by its beauty and honored to wear it. Thank you dear Aparna.
I wanted to reach out and thank you so very much for the beautiful ring that you created. I just received it yesterday, along with your lovely card and greeting, and a gorgeous box. I could not be more delighted. You are truly a very skilled artisan, and I am grateful to have received your creation! Best wishes of peace and love, Sahira Traband
The Hand Crafted Floral Sterling Silver and Citrine Necklace, 'Sunflower' was even more stunning in person. I purchased several of them for bridesmaid gifts and was nervous about receiving them in time. Shipping to Canada was very affordable and quick! Within 5 days, the necklaces were at my door. The quality craftsmanship makes me feel confident that these necklaces will be worn and treasured for a long time. I also spent the extra money for gift boxes and I am very glad that I did. They make the gift even more luxurious. I would definitely purchase from Aparna again and probably will soon.
This testimonial is long overdue....In May this year whilst choosing a Mothers Day Gift for my Mum, she told me to choose a gift for myself....I chose the 'Twist of Lemon' Citrine Cocktail Ring from your collection. It is really a beautiful piece, simple but elegant. I love it and wear it almost daily. Best wishes for a blessed and beautiful 2015....
I just received the smoky quartz ring ""Mystic"". What a beautiful ring!! It is wonderfully crafted with a very large smoky quartz stone. I love it! Thank you!
recieved your stunning citrine wrap ring it is a beautiful fit and i love it i will be buying more of your collection heather macmillan scotland
Ms. Aparna, I will always back to your designs because of the quality and beauty of your jewelry. Thank you so much, and keep the very good job.
I purchased the Duduma Majesty amethyst necklace and have just received it. It is lovely. Thank you so much, Aparna, for your excellent work.
I just received my lovely necklace titled 'Legends' and it is so well done! The technique of the jali openwork is awesome. Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, Aparna (and your husband) for making such a beautiful drusy quartz pendant - the Starlight Rainbow I bought in December. I put it on as soon as I opened the box and loved the different colors of the drusy quartz and how they changed in the light. My pendant is something that I can wear with so many outfits and it is definitely an ""eye-catcher"" which people comment on. wishing you many more years of happiness creating !!
I am really happy to have received Aparna's Citrine chandelier earrings, 'Radiance'. A beautiful, intricate piece that is simple but at the same time stunning. Can't wait to wear them! Thank you Aparna!
I just received my Sterling Silver Wrap Ring with Citrine Gemstone ring. I adore it! It will be one of my favorites! I love the care and pride that went into the creation of such a beautifully crafted piece. I will be ordering again. Thank you!
I ordered the Citrine wrap ring. This ring is not only beautifully made it has such a beautiful energy. Peaceful, joyful,... centering. I feel happy when wearing it. Thank you Aparna.
namaste,aparna,i am very satisfied with the shape,size and quality,i appreciate your work,thanks,om mani padme hum
Dear Aparna, I received your beautiful ring today and put it on immediately. As an artist myself I appreciate your creativity and attention to detail.I purchased this as a gift to myself after my last painting sale as something hand crafted by an artist means a lot to me. I will wear and love this ring always. Kind regards, Megan Western Australia.
Dear Aparna, I just opened a black jewelry box and in it was the gorgeous Citrine wrap ring ""Golden "" I had ordered!! It is absolutely stunning, very well made, exotic and eye-catching!!!! I love it!! Thank you for your wonderful talent and keep bringing such wonderful goodies which make us so happy!!! Keep up the excellent work!! Nora
Thank you so much I love your work I can't wait to see and order more pieces from you. Today my ring came in the mail and it is so beautiful .
Hello Novica friends, Please be so kind and send my deepest and sincere thank you to Aparna. I just received my Citrine long chain necklace, 'Duduma Majesty' and not only that I LOVE IT but I am so happy to finally it! I have always wanted to have a station necklace like this one but the prices were way too much out of my budget. Thank you so much Aparna from the bottom of my heart for making such beautiful art. Millions of thanks to you and your family and keep up the great work. All the best,
Dear NOVICA friends, please be so kind and send my regards to Aparna. Yesterday, I received my Citrine wrap ring, 'Golden"". WOW! What a piece of art! Not only that I love it, I am so honored to ware Aparna's jewelry. Another proof that I truly love Aparna's work is that today I also purchased the ""Lemon quartz long chain necklace, 'Duduma Majesty'"". I can't wait to receive it because I always wanted a long station necklace with lemon quartz! I love so much hand made jewelry because I can see the small ""imperfections"" of the human hand and not all the ""perfections"" of a machine. Thank you so very much Aparna and if by any chance, in the future, you will make these two items in crystal quartz (I'm crazy about crystal quartz) I will be the first to buy both of them. Good luck and keep up the great work because you are so talented!
Aparna, I received today the beautiful amethyst necklace ""Duduma Majesty"" and I love it. It is a present for my mom and she will love it too. Thank you so much. I have the smoky quartz one and they are both gorgeous.
I absolutely love the necklace. It is beautifully made and exactly what I'd hoped for. My only suggestion might be to attach a slightly bigger clasp on the chain for those of us whose eyes are not as good as they used to be. Otherwise, perfect!
Hi Aparna, I received my Fire Berrries pendant.It is truly beautiful.The photos do not do it justice. You truly have a gift. Thank you
I received a gift certificate to Novica for Christmas and chose Aparna's Chalcedony earrings (""Riveting""). They are beautiful. The stones are a really pretty color, and the settings look delicate but feel sturdy. These are my new favorite earrings! Thank you!
My ring arrived this morning, and it is beautiful! Thank you so much. It is a very simple design, oval sterling with lapis center, beautifully crafted. I have ordered from you in the past; a beautiful pair of silver earrings, and I was equally excited with my purchase. I love buying from Novica, knowing that I am helping support artisans from around the world. Thank you Aparna, and thank you for personalizing each purchase with a card and hand-written note. From across the ocean I send you greetings! Suszanne
Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is such an eye catching piece of jewelry and very well made. I know this will be one of my favorite necklaces to wear.
Dear Aparna, Your ""Eyes of Passion"" bracelet and ""Star Forest"" necklace arrived today. They are both enchanting. I keep opening the box to look ,touch,and put them on. Your ""Regal"" and ""Deeper"" rings ,which I ordered before , are stunning and fit my finger very nicely.And so I knew when I ordered the ""Eyes"" and ""Forest"" that I would be happy with them.,but I did not know how beautiful they would be. The ""Eyes"" bracelet is very well designed. It doesn't scoot down.It moves gracefully with the movement of my wrist,like a part of me. Thank you for your work. Ako
I received my smoky quartz long chain necklace ""Duduma Majesty"". I love it , it is gorgeous. I will wear it every day. Thank you Aparna
I received Aparna's men's Solar Flame ring and it has become my instant favorite. I can only encourage more men's items forthcoming from Aparna. I LOVE this ring. The fit is perfect, and workmanship is beyond compare. The stone used is beautiful as well. Thank you.
Dear Aparna, today I was blessed to receive my 'Winged Heart' Amethyst necklace! I LOVE this piece and was surprised how much bigger than I expected it to be ~ the jewels are exquisite! Thank you so much for now I truly have a 'Winged Heart' to take flight! With Gratitude for your beautiful gift of jewelry making, Karen
I received both 'Labyrinth"" garnet & amethyst necklace and earrings this morning. I purchased them as a Christmas gift for my mother. I cannot describe how pleased I am with them! They are truly beautiful pieces of jewelry! I cannot wait for my mom to open them on Christmas morning. I know she will love them as much as I do! I just may have to purchase them for myself.
The SOLSTICE Leaf pendant must be one of the most beautiful I've seen. I love it and the beautiful gift box it came in....much larger than I anticipated, intricate and spectacular. Thank you for this gift.
I love the ring ""Her majesty"" The card is beautiful, I love this web site and am proud to do business with you. I am sure any thing I buy will be of high quality and craftsmanship. The best to you and your family.
I love the necklace I bought from Aparna and I think my sister will too, since it is her Christmas present. Along with the necklace, she sent a wonderful postcard thanking me. I like to think I've made a friend on the other side of the world because of this necklace. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Aparna, thank you for the beautiful ""Renewal"" earrings. They are substantial yet very comfortable. The workmanship is superb and the peridot was a stunning choice for the stones. I will wear these often and will purchase from you again.
I bought the malachite earrings 'Forest Charm' to match another malachite pendant. The earrings is small & dainty but the stone is smooth & has very nice swirling grains. The green colour of stone is very rich & enchanting. It is eye-catching when wearing it.