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Mira Gulati’s obsession with colours and nature are evident in her beautifully-crafted jewellery pieces
What started as admiration for her mother’s jewellery when she was as young as ten, became a creative and passionate urge by the time she reached her teens. Daughter of a manufactured garments exporter, Mira Gulati received complete support from her parents when she decided to pursue the business of jewellery designing and marketing.
“My education at a Baccalaureate school in Delhi and later in the US, along with my travels abroad helped me a lot in understanding design demands, different cultures and their styles,” reveals the young designer, who is yet to step into her 30s but has already established her brand, Mirari, since 2007, as one of the most beautifully crafted high-end jewellery and received accolades for the same.
This year a pair of peacock earrings made of diamonds, blue sapphires and briolettes, fetched her the ‘Jewellery Designer of the Year Award’ at the 6th Retail Jeweller India Award 2010.
After completing her schooling in India, she went on to study at the Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and thereafter at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, California.
“It is very essential to learn all aspects of jewellery – designing, quality control, management and marketing techniques of this trade if one wants to become a successful jewellery designer and establish one’s own brand,” states this Delhi-based young designer. “Of course basic business background is a must which I got from my parents, but along with this real education in trade is also essential, and oodles of talent.”
Married to a garment exporter and the mother of a toddler, Mira says, “My designs are for strong feminine women. I am very petite and feminine but have a very strong persona. So I make jewellery which I would love to wear and are enjoyed by my customers.”
“Colours have always fascinated me. I am obsessed by particular colours every season. This season I am very much in love with multi-coloured sapphires.
But every time I need to invent a new concept,” explains Mira.
Mira Gulati’s obsession with nature can be seen in her jewellery crafted as butterflies, peacocks, flowers etc. “Even when I am travelling abroad my passion is to collect rare gems which I can incorporate into my designs,” she adds.