"I started designing and crafting sterling silver jewelry and slowly, with the help of family and friends, I was able to establish myself in the field."
"Hello, my name is Shanker and I come from a farming background. I studied till 10th grade and, as a family tradition, I was expected to work along with my parents. During those days, my maternal uncle was working with a jeweler. I was always fascinated by the fancy jewelry he designed. Eventually, I quit farming and started my own small workshop.
"I started designing and crafting sterling silver jewelry and slowly, with the help of family and friends, I was able to establish myself in the field. Initially, I had to face a lot of problems as people in my village like only gold, because it offers a return value. Silver is not popular.
"So with the help of my uncle, I set up my own workshop in the city. Today, I have achieved a lot in terms of design, quality and appreciation. I have also participated in various exhibitions. I am immensely honored to showcase on Novica. My products can be displayed worldwide and I feel my greatest challenge is to fulfill my customers' expectations."
Made for each other, like minds stand out from the crowd. Shanker links two blue moons with lapis lazuli squares. The stone of Sagittarius and Aries, lapis heightens awareness. It finds a perfect setting in this sterling silver bracelet.
Fashioned from sterling silver, lacy ovals host stylized vines that showcase India's traditional jali, or cutout technique. Faceted lapis lazuli reveals delicate flecks of gold in this exquisite bracelet. It comes from the talent and vision of....read more
A ribbon of silver evokes thoughts that drift upward, drawn toward mystic visions. Centering a strand of gemstones, it is the focal point of this bracelet by Peru's Gloria Gamio. Lapis lazuli's deep blue mystique is heavenly.
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