At first glance, my eyes widened at the mere brilliance of each piece individualized from the semi-precious stones (globally sourced!) to the meticulously crafted finishing. The manufacturing process is transatlantic but leaves a heavy footprint right here in the US.
Inspired by the traditional Indian culture, in which jewelry is elaborate and boasting with vivid color, Jayver Jewels epitomizes the pure sophistication of a classic piece but does not forgo the lure of contemporary chic in the design and execution of each piece.
The curator of Zayver Jewels is Bela Thacker. While traditionally rooted in a career within academia, Bela was always drawn to the craftsmanship of jewelry and decided in 2011 to embark on a journey like nothing she had experienced before.
I idolize Bela not only because of the masterful stewardship she has at the base of her company from theory to production but also because of her tenacity and spirited will. Although living with a debilitating illness, Bela does not let an opportunity to connect with others pass her by.
The Sunday morning I got the opportunity to meet with her she was sitting lax in a chair on the patio of a Starbucks in Rice Village. The sun hit her face that morning and its rays couldn’t compete with the aura she gave off. I was so drawn to her the moment I saw her, similarly to the first time we had met at the “Connect and Cultivate” show, and a few short hours and a few cups of coffee later our minds were synched. Despite the physical pain, it would hurt her more to lose the opportunity to touch a soul as she did mine that day not only through her jewelry and the compassion behind the collection but more impactfully through her willfulness to proliferate a culture of influencers.
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