Kesya, derived from the Rajasthani word for saffron, ‘kesariya’, is the brainchild of Divya Shekhawat and Shivangani Singh. Divya’s degree in Fashion and Luxury brand Management from Istituto Maragoni, London fused with Shivangani’s expertise and degree as a Communication Designer from IILM School of Design, propelled the launch of Kesya in 2015. The brand focuses on re-invigorating an interest in the dying art form of hand enamel work and hand painting directly on enamel through a range of accessories for both men and women. Each piece is handcrafted in Rajasthan using sterling silver after which delicate details are added using semi precious stones and ancient techniques such as hand painting and carving. The art of enameling came to India from Persia in the 16th Century during the Mughal Era. It was popularised to a hereditary craft in Rajasthan when Raja Mansingh of Amber brought it to Rajasthan. The Kesya product borrows inspiration from the rich Rajasthani landscape and old colonial hunting scenes, offering pieces that fuse modernity, tradition, history, and design.