Team Zaarga is happy to introduce you to our Featured Designer for April – Khushboo Agarwal, the Gen-Y woman behind the gorgeous designs of Agastya.
Agastya – the name epitomizes the strength of Lord Shiva, and the beauty of jewellery designer Khushboo Agarwal’s exquisite creations. Her varied inspirational influences, and her innate talents honed by her professionalism and practical learning, have resulted in her brand Agastya earning credibility and success within a month after its launch on November 3rd, 2010. This, a feat never before accomplished by any other jewellery designer in the same niche, speaks volumes about the exceptional quality Agastya’s clients can expect – now and always.
Visit Agastya’s Designer Jewelry Store on Zaarga to add some pizzazz to your life!
The Zaarga Questionnaire:
When did you start designing?
Ever since I passed out of school, I have been involved with some kind of art of the other – be it painting with charcoal on paper or oil pastels on canvas or simple basic drawing. You could say I started designing in 2005.
Did you ever dream or think of being something else other than a designer?
No, I always wanted to be a fashion/clothing designer, but I’ve deviated a bit and ventured into jewellery.
Is there any specific reason you chose to become a jewellery designer and not other areas of design?
I have always been a big fan of junk or antique jewellery. I love jewellery with a twist. Bold statement jewellery, over sized rings, bright colours – I love them all. Honestly, I didn’t know when this passion turned into a profession and now that I am in it, I absolutely love it.
|‘Smokey Dangler’ – 18K Gold Plated, embossed almond shape with smokey topaz quartz. Multiple strand of gold chains with sepia beads|
What is your favourite colour or theme?
I love GOLD!! Bling all the way!!!
What / Who would you say is your biggest inspiration?
My mother! She has the most awesome jewellery and I guess I have inherited from her, the love for jewellery.
Who is your Number One fan?
My closest friends, Smita & Ekta. They are my “Number One” fans and also my best critics.
What are the best aspects of your work that you enjoy the most?
Sourcing raw materials is my favourite bit of my work! I love colours, agate stones, beads and all the different materials. However, the best part is when all the pieces are strung together in my studio and a statement piece is made.
|‘Pearl and Emerald Shine’ – 18K Rhodium plated, studded with Rhinstones and a Green Agate Drop.|
What do you consider the biggest challenge you face today related to your work or design in general?
The biggest challenge for me today is being different from all the designers who are born every single day and are extremely talented. There is a constant urge to do something different, to do something better and that is extremely challenging for me as a designer.
Is there any design of yours you consider your best? Which one is it and why? –
Each one of my designs is very unique and I am pretty much in love with all of them. However, one in particular which is a real favourite is that of my mum’s. It is an antique gold piece of mum’s which I have handcrafted myself and gave it a twist to make it a statement piece and something which will remain very close to my heart.
What is your vision for your work and design?
Right now, there are lots of new developments that will be taking place in Agastya. I plan to work with finer material. I want to expand and get into handcrafted Jadau jewellery using precious metals like Gold. I have my fingers crossed and hope to launch my very own line of Gold and Jadau jewellery soon.
Your thoughts on Zaarga…..?
I am a big fan of the products showcased on Zaarga. Honestly, they are very different from all the other websites I have worked with so far and the products showcased are something I have never ever seen on any other site. I am really happy to be associated with such an organised Team at Zaarga. Indu and Ashni are an absolute delight to work with and are very co-operative and understanding. Wishing Team Zaarga tremendous success!!
Thank you Khushboo!! And we in turn have enjoyed being associated with you and Agastya…Your committment to on time delivery and customer service are added gems to the beautiful designs at Agastya! We wish all success to Agastya!!