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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
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Megan Kothari, Founder

Coming from a family of diamond wholesalers, Megan Kothari has always been influenced by the gem and jewelry industry. However, she wanted to explore another world, so she started taking fashion internships at the age of 15 and then graduated from the Fashion Insitute of Technology in NYC.

She then started her career doing brand marketing for some of the biggest beauty brands like L’Oréal USA and Estee Lauder. 

After years of gaining invaluable experience in the beauty space, she realized her true calling was designing jewelry. Megan feels so fortunate to be connected to her heritage and culture. So much of AARYAH’s ethos is inspired by Indian culture. Through AARYAH, she hopes to create timeless fine pieces that grow with the wearer and communicate an empowering message that lasts a lifetime. 

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Image of Megan’s father and grandfather in New York’s Diamond district circa 1980

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.

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.