Harakh Mehta has announced that his namesake brand HARAKH has been named a fine jewellery finalist in the 2020 Fashion Group International (FGI) Rising Star Awards and a finalist for the first-ever sustainability award.
Harakh will be joining other nominees for the 23rd annual luncheon and awards ceremony held in their honour at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, January 28, as the fashion industry fetes the accomplishments of emerging talents and entrepreneurs.
In 2017, the fourth generation diamantaire established his own high jewellery brand, HARAKH, based out of Mumbai and New York. From the brand’s appointment as the Official Jeweler of le Bal, Paris in 2019 to these FGI nominations, the brand has been met with growing acclaim at every turn.
“I established HARAKH haute joaillerie brand to bring a spirit of joy to high jewellery. I am overwhelmed with the tremendous growth and positive reception that the brand has received in a short span of time. To be counted amongst the distinguished pantheon of past and present FGI nominees is already a great honour,” says Harakh.
Being compassionate of the environment is something close to Mehta’s heart. From conception to completion, he takes great care personally through all the steps of creation to ensure a sustainable approach.
He also deeply values transparency in all aspects of crafting his exceptional jewellery. Mehta’s manufacturing facility in India was the first to be certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council’s stringent 2013 Code of Practices. HARAKH is also a Fairmined Licensee Brand.
“Ever since I can remember, spirituality and sustainability have been a part of my very DNA, and this extends to my daily lifestyle as part of my value system,” says Mehta.
The new FGI Rising Star Sustainability Award will be sponsored and presented for the first time by Maison de Mode and the company’s cofounders Hassan Pierre and Amanda Hearst. Heading into the 2020 FGI Rising Star Awards, Mehta’s vision and higher purpose sets HARAKH apart as a rising talent to watch.
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