How a Jewelry Designer Tours India
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How a Jewelry Designer Tours India

Sheherazade Goldsmith brings us along on the trip of a lifetime.

As one half of the duo behind coveted British jewelry label Loquet London, Cov-alum Sheherazade Goldsmith knows great style. She also, evidently, knows great travel. She recently embarked on our idea of a dream trip with her teenage children in tow, and happily documented the whole thing for us. From zip-lining over Jaipur to bangle shopping in markets, feasting on vegetarian delights, and listening to leopards in the wild, we’re dying to replicate this trip ourselves one day.

“India was the place I always dreamed of visiting. The history, the literature, the artisans—I’d heard so much about it, but never been. Being a jeweler, most of the stones we source come from India and I longed to see the stone ateliers myself. Rajasthan seemed to be the best place to start, as Jaipur is the center of India’s artisanal talents, particularly when it comes to jewelery. It’s also steeped in history and legend. We started in Delhi and made our way down to Jodhpur. A perfect first stop, as a smaller version of Jaipur but with all the same hustled charm. We made our way into the countryside via Mihirgarh and then onto the rocky leopard-filled hills of Jawai. We stopped for two nights in a small town above Udaipur and then onto Jaipur and its pink city. I missed India in my early twenties and then decided I’d wait until my kids were old enough to enjoy it with me, and it was worth the wait. All four of us fell in love. It was a magical journey, an adventure about humanity, a place with a spirit like no other. We can’t wait to go back!”


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“Zip-wiring over Jodhpur—the blue city. Also bangle heaven, with endless tiny hole-in-the-wall shops to stop and spend hours choosing from vast collections amongst gossiping groups of women excitedly getting ready for Diwali. We were lucky enough to be in Jodhpur a few weeks before Diwali (Hindu new year), so the streets were crowded with women making preparations to look their best. We stayed at the Raas Hotel, with views from our balcony of the Mehrangarh fort.”
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