With Indian roots, Meera Ramesh was born and raised in Kenya. Much of her early life was spent between Kenya, India, and the United Kingdom, resulting in a wonderful blending of cultures and history.
Meera credits much of her style to the influence of her father, jewelry craftsman Ramesh Hemraj Shah, a successful, self-taught jeweler and designer. Surrounded by a range of beadsmen, designers, and other professionals, she recognized her own unique voice and, with that, the desire to design was born. After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from the U.K., Meera attended the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad CA, receiving her Graduate Gemologist Diploma in 2003.
Establishing herself as a formidable jewelry designer in her own right, Meera formed this company after her daughter, Suhani Mara, was born in Japan. Drawing on the qualities of her little girl – carefree, honest, bold, and confident – Meera’s designs have grown alongside her daughter.
Since then, the one-of-a-kind pieces coming out of her studio have been hand-crafted from Beads, Gemstones, and Silvers (both antique and modern). Rejecting the idea of mass-produced jewelry, Meera focuses on custom designs, ensuring each piece incorporates the exotic to express a unique story. Her ability to effortlessly fuse centuries-old beads and newly-cut gemstones in updated traditional designs has led to her extensive catalog and numerous commissions for custom work.