The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community.
There’s nothing quite like being gifted a lovely piece of jewellery! Check out these beautiful brands, featuring some unique and timeless pieces:
Jewels by Karishma
Jewels by Karishma is a luxury affordable Evil Eye Jewellery, Hamsa Jewellery and Home Decor brand.
Instagram – @jewelsbykarishma
‘The Evil Eye, originating from Ancient Greece as a symbol to deflect negative energy and evil thoughts. This powerful symbol is called the ‘Lucky Eye’ and brings good luck and positive energy to all who wear and own it.
Jewels By Karishma was launched in 2017 to bring these luxury Evil Eye themed products to the UK market at an affordable price, we have rapidly expanded our collection to include modern and versatile Evil Eye styles whether its everyday jewellery, to home decor and gifts ideas.‘
The Evil Eye jewellery giftset features their iconic double oval eye necklace with complimenting earrings and made using real cubic zirconia stones and finished on silver925. Their Turkish Evil Eye amulet glass hanging charm is made from recycled glass and hand painted with a unique Turkish design. Their Turkish Evil Eye themed keyring made from Silver925, a beautiful stocking filler and perfect gift to ward away evil.
Somya London is about bringing you beautiful pieces of precious and semi-precious jewellery that are suitable for every day or special occasions, launched in Summer 2020.
Instagram – @somyalondon
‘Our beautiful, semi-precious and precious contemporary style jewellery in sterling silver and 14k gold vermeil. All of our jewellery is designed in the UK and ethically produced in India.‘
Shop their Debut Collection by hitting the button below.
Art Boks Jewellery
An eclectic collection of unashamedly bold, statement jewellery. Designed & carefully handmade for a unique style, celebrating confidence & diversity.
Instagram – @artboksjewellery
‘We take inspiration taken from everywhere; different cultures, styles, colours, materials; none of which have absolutely anything to do the latest designer trends ..and that’s the best bit!‘
There is beauty in having the confidence to be bold and wear whatever you want.
That’s pretty much their ethos; feeling good by adding something quirky and glam to everyday style.
Each piece of jewellery is designed and created carefully by hand in small batches. Some of their pieces are one of a kind!
♻️ Sustainable business: 100% of their packaging, gift wrapping and deco is all eco-friendly and recyclable (and still cute!)
Orders can be placed via their Instagram or Etsy (hit the button below.)
They believe that all that glitters isn’t gold.
Instagram – @kashkajewellery
They are an ethical jewellery brand based in London.
They are uncompromising about the origins of their precious metals, gemstones and diamonds. They insist and only make their jewellery with high quality materials from conflict-free and environmentally friendly options.
Anisha Parmar London
Anisha handcrafts uplifting inspired jewellery for the bold, confident and badass woman.
Instagram – @anishaparmarlondon
‘All her pieces are handmade in her UK studio with love and good vibes. Anisha wants her pieces to act as a reminder that your inner glow will never leave you and that you can conquer anything! Anisha’s jewellery design draws heavily from the story of her family migrating from India, to East Africa and then to the UK, re-imagining their identity in a foreign land. Her work is influenced by her hybrid heritage, finding beauty in both worlds. Growing up in London, Anisha’s aesthetic was tempered not just by her own family’s history, but the diverse cultures that string together the multicultural melting pot of Britain. Her work finds itself at the juncture of all things urban and ethnic, coupling the traditional influences with a graphic, modern edge.’
In the photos above, is her new Festive Diya Collection, inspired by the Ramayan, as Diwali marks the day that villagers welcomed the return of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, lighting thousands of Diyas, glowing oil lamps on a moonless night to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, a sentiment that is so significant in the world we are living in today. The Diya collection is also a celebration of handed traditions we all have within our families, those little special things we do to make each festivity memorable that are either handed down to us, or we hope they will be passed on in the future. Free Personalised Bauble with every Xmas order & free UK shipping on all orders over £50.
Make up and Hair by @studio4.6
Rani & Co
Rani & Co. is a feel good feminist brand and UK-based small business, selling gold-plated dainty everyday wear jewellery.
Instagram – @raniandco
‘We’ve supported charities, such as The Red Box Project which donates sanitary products to schools in the UK, and the Baale Mane charity, a charity which takes in homeless girls in India and gives them an education and home. We also use our social media platforms to educate others about feminism as well as posting our beautiful jewellery.’
About the products: The gemstones they use for their jewellery are carefully selected based on their energies. They choose precious stones that enhance confidence, self-love and success to encourage their customers to become the best version of themselves. They also have feminist inspired pieces like the Goddess Aphrodite necklace.
Didi Mala Jewellery
Combining Heritage along with Sustainability, Uniqueness, and Affordability; Didi Mala brings you timeless, eco-friendly pieces that stand out in any Jewellery collection.
Instagram – @didimalajewellery
‘Established by Rebecca Kamala Roychoudhury (AKA Bex), the inspiration for the brand came from Bex’s Indian heritage. Memories of seeing relatives adorned with jewellery evoke memories of family and happiness. Named after her Didi; (Ka)Mala the two names were then combined to create Didi Mala – A constant reminder to always remember where you came from, and let this help shape where you are going.’
Each piece is carefully designed and hand-crafted in Bex’s Warwickshire studio.
Shop small. Shop unique. Shop Didi Mala.
Only in-stock items are available on the website. Commissions and made-to-order jewellery are closed for the remainder of the year now.
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