Hi, I'm Tishita Jain, daughter of Mr. Rahul Jain, who has been a featured artisan for a long time now. I was born in New Delhi, India. Those who know me well describe me as someone who is friendly and has an eye for detail.<br><br>Since I'm the third generation of my family involved in silver jewelry and handicrafts, I have always been inclined towards this art. My family always supported my creativity and helped me enhance my knowledge. By discussing and executing my ideas with other artisans, I hope to give contemporary designs a chance by sharing new ideas. I plan on expanding my family's venture but, first, I want to become self-sufficient by associating myself with reputable organizations.<br><br>For my jewelry, I use sterling silver and precious gemstones that I procure from the local market. Only the sterling silver can be recycled. Once a gemstone is cut and set, it cannot be used again. Combining colors is my favorite part of this craft. They fascinate me, and I love being able to experiment with them. I visit remote villages to observe the local and tribal jewelry for inspiration.<br><br>Currently, I am starting out on my own, so I'm independent in all the aspects of my work. Since most of my designs are intricate and require a lot of attention, it is important that the artisans who collaborate with me have mastered their craft and are willing to adopt new ideas.
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