An Interview With Jewellery Designer Meit Kamdar Avlanii

An Interview With Jewellery Designer Meit Kamdar Avlanii

Everything you need to know about Kala Ghoda’s newest fine jewellery store, Kamdaravlani.

An interview with Meet Kamdar Avlani, the jewellery designer behind the eponymous brand, Kamdaravlani

currentMood: You have a business degree, post which you steered towards jewellery deign. How did that come about?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: I have always been creatively inclined and jewellery is something I’ve been passionate about throughout my childhood. Around four years ago I decided to leave my family business and venture into the world of jewellery. That’s when I did a couple of courses from GIA and the Indian Academy of Jewellery & Design (IAJD): there’s been no looking back since!


currentMood: Tell us about your favourite design (by you) and what was the inspiration behind it?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: The Mughal Nyphaea- it’s my favourite and it’s inspired by a lotus. It took me around 2-3 months to perfect the design before I could send it for production.

currentMood: How would you describe your design aesthetic?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: I’m a relatively new designer so I don’t have a specific design aesthetic yet, I think it will take me some time to carve a niche for myself. But If I had to describe my design, I’d say it’s an amalgamation of contemporary, old world, Victorian, Edwardian and neo-futuristic styles.


currentMood: Which jewellery designers do you admire (both Indian and international)?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: Viren Bhagat for sure! His pieces are exquisite and are literally pieces of art, I’ve never gotten over them. Other designers I look up to are,  Ambaji Shinde and Cartier.

An interview with Meet Kamdar Avlani, the jewellery designer behind the eponymous brand, Kamdaravlani

currentMood: What’s the easiest and most challenging part about jewellery design?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: The easiest part would probably be designing the piece and the toughest is deciding which design to go ahead with. Since I prefer using a centre piece in my designs, finalising the style that goes around it can get a bit daunting at times.

currentMood: How long did it take you to design and create the Sinularia Durra (pink sapphire earrings)?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: I was going though a designers block and that’s when a friend of mine suggested I design something that’s inspired by corals. And that’s how the Sinularia Dura came into being. It consists of four shades of pink sapphires that took a month to design and about three to four months to produce.

An interview with Meet Kamdar Avlani, the jewellery designer behind the eponymous brand, Kamdaravlani

currentMood: According to you, which person, living or dead has the best jewellery collection/style?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: Bhagat – he’s a legend.


currentMood: What should one keep in mind while buying fine jewellery?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: Always buy jewellery certified and stamped by the designer. Also, if you’re looking at it from an investment point of view, I suggest going for pieces that are one of a kind.

Jewellery is something more than a mere object, it’s an extension of ones style and personality. Everything is in the details, the craftsmanship and the uniqueness.


currentMood: You’ve just opened an atelier in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. What are your future plans?

Meit Kamdar Avlanii: We are a boutique atelier where every piece is designed by me. So as far as future expansion plans are concerned, let’s see where my destiny leads me!

Images courtesy: Meit Kamdar Avlanii @kamdaravlani

Text: currentMood – @currentmood.mag

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