Dare to be bold and different? Then check out the luxury affordable statement jewellery from House Of Rajput. This local brand curates contemporary one-of-a-kind jewellery sourced from independent designers across the globe while keeping India at heart. Whether you’re going for a bohemian chic look or cocktail glamour, House Of Rajput has something for you. The brand’s founder Jia tells us more.
What makes House Of Rajput’s statement jewellery different?
We are really known for our glamorous side and our collection of one-of-a-kind accessories. Clients looking to add some glam and an unorthodox element to their style tend to like our line of affordable statement jewellery.
Is there a specific “look” that goes well with your pieces?
I’d say that our jewellery goes well with almost any kind of look or occasion. Many of my clients share encounters they’ve had with passers-by, who literally stop them and ask them where they got their jewellery from. As long as we are comfortable wearing statement jewellery that stands out, we can have fun trying out different looks with the same jewellery piece.
What client avatar do you have in mind when curating your line of affordable statement jewellery?
Our collections are meant to empower women and make them feel confident when wearing our curated pieces. We envision a bold and bright woman, who is unapologetic, adventurous and dares to be different. I always joke that some of our pieces are not for the faint-hearted! Of course, we do have minimalist pieces too, like our necklaces, which are great for layering and have been hot sellers.
We’re happy to offer a diverse range of jewellery that includes timeless pieces that exude feminine power and also sophistication.
What inspired you to launch House Of Rajput?
I’m born and raised in Singapore with Chinese lineage and have a self-professed love for India that started after I met my soulmate who comes from India. I now have extended family roots that are tied to the Rajputs from Rajasthan, who are known as warriors with a rich courtly history of royalty and valour.
We wanted to celebrate women as warriors and inspire the multifaceted women of today to feel empowered and beautiful by wearing curated pieces from our house. I felt there was an opportunity for modern women to wear statement jewellery that is both wearable and affordable. So I set out to launch a multi-label, one-stop destination for clients to select jewellery from global independently curated designers.
Any words of advice for those of us who need coaxing to experiment with bold yet affordable statement jewellery?
I’d really encourage women to come forward and try on new accessories they never thought they would wear. Many of us end up staying fixed to a certain style that holds us back to experiment with something different. I truly believe we can have different styles as long as we feel comfortable. It’s amazing how we can use the power of accessories to exude our confidence.
House Of Rajput was in Nylon Singapore’s “Top 5 affordable Singapore jewellery brands that deserve your attention”; and Boutiques Fair chose you for its Spring/Summer Show 2020. These must have been proud moments.
They totally were. I’m very proud of the rich craftsmanship of the artisans in India (known as Karigars) who handcraft our pieces. These craftsmen come from a family who have been honing the same set of skill for centuries. You can imagine the level of mastery they have! Our brand is dedicated to sharing the skills of these artisans with the world.
What is your personal favourite piece and why?
My favourite collections are the Vanora earrings and Iaira earrings designed by Esme. Vanora is a mismatched set of earrings in a starburst structure. You feel like a rock star wearing them! The Iaira earrings come in daintier, delicate studs, which look like butterflies on your ears. Both these earrings have been great sellers for us.
What’s in the pipeline?
We’re working on an exciting collaboration with a bag designer from Guatemala on an evening bag capsule collection – think glam, sparkle and bling. We’re looking to expand our curation to new regions like Lebanon and Guatemala, unveiling emerging designers while also shining the spotlight on global artisans behind the jewellery-making craft.
Jia’s Portraits by Katie Martin-Sperry
MUA: Falak Amaar
Make Up: Amplio Beauty
Hairstyling by Koko
Gown: Elizabeth Grace Couture
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