Ambica grew up in India, a land of rich artistic heritage and spirited lifestyle. Ambica first fell in love with jewelry when her grandmother offered her an heirloom necklace to wear on the day of Diwali, the festival of lights. She was mesmerized by the intricate work on the necklace and the seed pearls dangling like raindrops from the pendant. She started sketching necklace pendants in her free time while she pursued her engineering degree in computer science.
She relocated to New York City in 2013 after she met her partner and started working in the data analytics space. Despite having a rewarding job, her heart was drawn to her true passion.
She started creating wire wrapped jewelry and selling them in weekend artist markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her clients loved her work and adored her pieces, so she decided to pursue her passion full-time. Ambica enrolled into GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to refine her skills and is now a GIA New York certified jewelry designer. She saw women struggle to find quality timeless jewelry.
“My goal is to create vintage inspired but contemporary jewelry- incorporating the beautiful techniques and unique design motifs of jewelry eras like art deco yet maintaining a contemporary look and feel for everyday wear making the wearer connected to the past and ready for the future".
As a proponent of women empowerment, Ambica’s goal was to make women feel confident and self-expressive via her simple, modern yet colorful jewelry. In keeping with her international background, Ambica’s passion is to combine various exotic influences, including those from the Far East, with European aesthetics to craft pieces that transcend cultural tastes and contain both arresting beauty and an element of mystery.