Gargi's childhood was no stranger to the beauty of gorgeous gemstones. She recounts some of her earliest memories vegetable shopping with her mother in the local Zambian Tuesday market each summer. Amidst the weekly affairs, it was the emerald miners on the side of the street that stole the show. At the time, people knew little about the value of Zambian emeralds but the sight of those fascinating gems stayed with Gargi throughout her youth.
It was that precious visual, the harmony of colour and cut where her obsession for emeralds began. Every time she caught that hue of green on an international runway, at an opulent wedding or in a plush store window, her dream to make these glamorous emeralds more accessible to women in their everyday life grew stronger.
Gargi put her dream to practice when she completed a course in Gemmology, and learnt about fascinating emeralds from all over the world. Today, those emeralds bring a dazzle to the global jewellery market, sourced directly from the mines in Zambia and Colombia, shaped in- house with the best cutters in Jaipur, and mounted by Italian craftsmen with a European aesthetic in her very own boutique atelier in London.
Gargi continues to turn fragments of frenzy into immaculate ready-to-wear & bespoke high jewellery via her ability to challenge the ordinary. The brand caters to a range of budgets and tastes as it harmonizes humble heritage with contemporary sensibilities.
"Whether one of our affordable pieces is your first-ever rendezvous with fine jewellery as a girl or then a piece you choose as an experienced atelier, it is no wonder that I want every woman to own a Meraki emerald. A statement to remind her always, she is unique and it is her time to shine."CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, GARGI RATHI
House of Meraki uses a mélange of emeralds from across the globe paired with diamonds and pearls and all that's necessary to bring out their beauty, but at the heart of everything still lies the Zambian emeralds - Gargi's first love.
Versatile and always in Vogue - no two House of Meraki pieces are the same. Their faceted cuts reflect the many dimensions of a woman's personality. From the grace in the ballroom to the boss lady in that boardroom, each jewel captures individualistic character in it.
"Whether one of our affordable pieces is your first-ever rendezvous with fine jewellery as a girl or then a piece you choose as an experienced atelier, it is no wonder that I want every woman to own a Meraki emerald. A statement to remind her always, she is unique and it is her time to shine" - Creative Director & Founder, Gargi Rathi