All that Glitters
Rajat Talwar, 33, Partner, Talwar Jewellers, Chandigarh
He could have joined the successful business that his grandfather, Tarsem Lal Talwar established in 1954 in Chandigarh. Like many in business families, he did not choose to just ‘inherit’. “Precisely that’s the reason why I went to Cardiff University to study bachelors in Business Administration in 2005 and then proceed to the United States for a specialised course in gemology from Gemology Institute of America in 2007,” says Rajat Talwar, Partner, Talwar Jewellers.
SMART IDEAS After completing his education abroad, he wanted to metamorphose the way business was being done by Talwar Jewellers. I wanted certain systems in place, which meant that work could go on without constant presence/ overlooking of owners. “In order to have an edge, it is important that you offer what nobody else does. Besides designing ourselves, we also constantly collaborate with other design houses for cutting edge patterns for ornaments,” he says.