PREVIEW & REVIEW SESSION BY AMBIKA THANDAVAN
Ambika Thandavan is currently the Senior Designer at C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons. and is an internationally qualified jewellery designer, product developer and management professional with an inherent passion towards creating and developing innovative products. She has over 8 years of work experience in the luxury jewellery industry in India, Hong Kong, Dubai and UK gained through internship, full-time work and projects catering to the diverse consumer aesthetics of Indian, South-East Asian, Middle East, European and American markets.
With a strong foundation in basic design, conceptualization and 3-dimensional visualization, material manipulation and knowledge of production, she has worked on high-value bespoke pieces, corporate souvenirs as well as new collections of branded jewellery for companies, designing and developing jewellery collections with a wide range of materials including non-precious as well as coloured stones, diamonds, gold and platinum.
Due to her passion and helpful nature, she extended her generosity by interacting with students of Jewellery Design Department at JD Institute of Fashion Technology. She discussed about the dynamics omnipresent in the industry, the current trends and reviewed the students’ work and products by giving them valuable input on ways to improvise. She even shed light on topics such as design strategy and management, luxury jewellery aesthetics and project management.