about being a Mama

I created Kaura at a time when I was seeking inner strength and courage. My hope is that these pieces help you to feel powerful, too. 

So back in 2011, I was thrown for a loop when I became a stay-at-home mom to a newborn daughter who had extreme colic the first nine months of her life.  I had dabbled in making jewelry before she was born, but my profession had been in environmental consulting.

In my unfamiliar role as a stay-at home mom with a crying infant, I found myself completely off balance and a sense of hopelessness.  Within a year of giving birth, I fell into severe post-partum depression.

Thankfully, my scholarly curiosity was intact and in 2012, a voice inside me saved me - I was reminded about the stories my grandfather had shared with me, growing up.

positive vibes

She can do anything. Sasha is a dancer and I first met her when I was downtown in the jewelry district chatting with my friend Joel, the owner of The Small Shop LA. Joel introduced me to Sasha and I learned she was performing at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, on the weekend. I connected via Instagram with her and decided to see her perform with my daughter.

  • December 06, 2017
  • Harvinder Keila

How A Colicky Baby Kick-Started This Jewelry Designers Career

“I found a book with a lot of shields and swords made out of gold and ruby and emeralds and engraved with beautiful animal imagery. Something connected. I felt like if I wore something that represented protection, like a shield or a sword, then maybe I’d feel strength or balance within me.”

  • June 22, 2017
  • Harvinder Keila

Evolution 2008 - 2014

Harvinder Kaur Keila wasn’t supposed to be a jewelry designer. “No one is an artist in my family, period,” she says.

  • May 19, 2017
  • Harvinder Keila

Zendaya - Strength of a Star

Founder and designer for Kaura Jewels, Harvinder Keila meets with mega Disney star, Zendaya. The custom made ring titled, "Strength of a Star" was inspired by the star herself.

  • May 18, 2017
  • Harvinder Keila

Joshua Tree Campaign

When I met Jen Araki at Neiman Marcus in 2015, we just clicked. We have a lot in common. Yes, we are both Canadian, however, from opposite ends of the country.