An unlikely friendship he forged while helping a British gentleman at the post and telegraph office led him to a career in diamonds. His new friend encouraged him to visit Antwerp and bring back diamonds for the British community.
For the next 100 years his descendants perfected their trade, becoming trusted diamond cutters and skilled jewelers, traversing continents and overcoming many obstacles. This journey eventually culminated in the launch of the brand HARAKH in 2017, exactly 101 years after that fortuitous meeting in Madras.
After earning his college degree in upstate New York and studying gemology in California, Harakh Mehta felt called by the natural beauty of his homeland and returned to India to continue the family jewelry tradition. He founded a namesake high jewelry brand which is devoted to spreading the deep joyousness that is the definition of the word “HARAKH” in his native language.
HARAKH collections are handcrafted using ancient artisanal techniques and feature only pristine, extremely rare colorless diamonds. Our designs pay homage to India’s natural beauty, architectural wonders and other cultural sights and sounds. Harakh’s great-grandfather would be so pleased to see his great-grandson continuing his legacy more than a century later.