I was always inspired by the magic of the earth, the elements, people, and culture that breathes life into it. I wanted to translate everything that inspired me growing up into my work, to create pieces that felt powerful, looked beautiful, and told a unique story.– Megan Kothari, AARYAH founder
Megan Kothari is a first-generation American born to Indian parents. Kothari has always taken inspiration from her Indian heritage as well as her family’s foundation in the wholesale diamond space. After graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and gaining invaluable experience working for powerhouses like L'Oreal & Estee Lauder, she felt called to channel her passion for culture, fashion, and business into designing bridal and fine jewelry.
Women designing for women is a new concept in the jewelry industry, and at the heart of her mission, Kothari wants to disrupt tradition; to make space for women’s voices and create bridal styles women can wear confidently and comfortably for a lifetime. Today and always, she is doing bridal and fine jewelry on her own terms.
Kothari has been featured in Vogue and was a 2021 honoree of “Amazing Women in E-Commerce.” She currently lives in New York with her husband and her dog Fuji.Follow her Journey >
Even though she was born in the US, the connection she felt back home to India was powerful and became a part of how she expressed herself, from what she wore, to her interactions, and eventually into her work.