Q&A: Charu Jain

Her love for drawing and painting detailed works of art led her to a career in jewelry  design. Now she designs some of Silpada’s most beautiful, bold styles.

Q: Walk us through your story. Where did you grow up? Any fun childhood memories?

A: I grew up in they city of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in India.

I remember an incident from 8th grade when it was pouring heavily and streets were literally flooded. Instead of sitting at home, me and my 6 friends decided to go to attend the school as we knew that majority of students and teachers won’t be able to make it to the school and it will give us a chance to hang out.

Q: How did you decide to become a jewelry designer? Did you always know you wanted to work in jewelry or was this evolution?

A: I knew only about fashion designing during my school age. I love drawing detailed work and fond of making paintings based on nature. My mentor in college suggested that I pursue specialization in jewelry designing and I am glad I took that decision.
loose stones

Q: What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own and why?

A: I just love to wear different types of jewelry depending on the occasion and outfit. When it comes to my favorite jewelry then for sure I would say it’s my pendant, ring and stud set intricately with ruby and CZ in 925 sterling silver that was selected during a jewelry competition.

Q: What is your favorite piece of jewelry on Silpada?

A: Anything with free-form rough stones as it is exactly how the stones are found in nature.

Q: What inspired your designs that are on Silpada currently?

A: Nature.

Q: What is your favorite stone to work with and why?

A: Larimar is my favorite stone to work. When working with this stone, I feel such a close connection to the ocean, Atlantis and mermaid energy.
heated pieces

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: My style changes every day but I love pieces that are simple, that I can layer and are easy to wear.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not designing jewelry or in your free time?

A: Spend time with my kid, visit with family or friends, do nothing and keep dreaming.

Q: What do you love most about Silpada as a brand?

I love Silpada as a brand because all pieces are handcrafted with various kind of textures, the great quality and value, and the unique design all at an affordable price.
Charu Jain

Q: What is most rewarding about your job?

A: Bringing a new idea to life is most rewarding about my job. During the creative process, I feel most inspired when I have a new idea and the vision to create it.

Q: How has Indian culture influenced your jewelry design?

A: India is a country of forts with rich heritage. Some of my pieces have gallery designs which are inspired by galleries in forts.

Q: What is your favorite part of Indian culture?

A: My favorite part about India is its diversity in cultures and also its cuisine. I am a food lover and Indian cuisine is like heaven for food enthusiasts.
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3 thoughts on “Q&A: Charu Jain”

  1. Thank you for sharing your personal story and love for design family nature and cuisine Thank you for inspiring us and your unique design style with Silpada. Keep going. Blessings

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