When Kency Arun started designing her unique jewelry line with the famous Indian Jhumkas (which literally means earring pendant in Hindi), she wanted her customers to feel that they were discovering treasure when buying her handcrafted jewelry. That’s how her brand Kenzae came to be. The word itself has an Arabic connotation to it and means ‘treasure.’ So, all ye treasure seekers looking for a bit of Indian styled ethnic jewelry, head towards Kenzae to claim your treasure.
Hailing from South India, this jewelry designer has a different story to share as to how she came about creating jewelry. While she has been crafting ever since she was a child, she owes the success of Kenzae to her post graduation degree in History. “I studied a lot about culture and traditions as part of the degree. I was very much interested in the art forms of ancient India. Art forms to do with paintings, temple art and jewelry really intrigued me. The only way to find a way to creatively express this curiosity around the neck or bracelet was to create jewelry that echoed those sentiments.”
As a result of blending her knowledge of Indian art history with the modern, her designs involve the use of fabric, clay, semi-precious stones, pearls, and precious metal. “I enjoy creating designs which have elegant and ethic touches to them so as to give that feeling of antiqueness to the jewelry. A real art lover’s passion is to always possess something different – something that can never be imitated – a piece of treasure that I promise throughout my pieces of work.” Kenzae believes that jewelry makes women beautiful. “A beauty is an accepted beauty when a beautiful piece sits elegantly around her neck.”
Kenzae loves taking part in both ARTE souks, at Times Square Centre and Dubai Festival City Mall, because to her, “ARTE is a genuine place where like-minded artisans join hands to celebrate their handcrafts. A souk of handicrafts.”
Like Kenzae on Facebook and visit her stand at both ARTE Souks.
All photos sourced from Kenzae unless otherwise stated.