Hi There, My name is Hajra Chhotani and I am a fourth generation Jewellery maker! Qajar is my brainchild, my passion project, a brand that reflects my personal unconventional style and my love for amorphous but glamourous pieces that are imperfectly shaped yet beautiful in their originality and are truly one of a kind.
I love using unprocessed and raw rocks and gemstones that tell a story of their formations millions of years before they were found by a wearer. I get inspired by glittery, sparkly stones and crystals that feel like a whole different world is hidden in them reflecting the awe inspiring beauty of the cosmic world.
Through my travels and research I have collected eccentric statement making stones that sometimes remind you of doomed planets and sometimes of extraterrestrial objects. In 2018 I quit my corporate life and started doing what I always dreamed of doing: Making jewellery out of these stones I had collected for years.
Through Qajar, I hope to find customers with a deep appreciation of beauty who will love and enjoy these jewellery creations as much as I have loved creating them. I love to connect with my customers! Want to have custom designs? Need to ask a question? Want to chat or come over to our showroom? Just shoot an email or hit me on Instagram. Thanks for following along!
Hajra Chhotani belongs to a family that has been in the jewellery trade for over 72 years. The family firm, N. M. Chhotani Jewellers, are the makers of the finest, high class, exclusive studded and plain gold jewellery of 21k and 22k. Always driven by ethics and integrity, the company has been known for uncompromising quality in jewellery since pre partition days. The innovative designs along with exclusivity, quality and excellent craftsmanship has enabled N. M. Chhotani to cater to an elite loyal clientele in its local retail as well as export operations. The company’s reverence to detail and quality has resulted in jewellery products like pieces of art of extreme exclusivity and durability; such which run down generations. The company is currently managed by the 3rd and 4th generation of the Chhotani family.
Qajar as a brand is inclined towards bringing innovation and promotion of social responsibility through their activities. Qajar, represents beauty and distinct art, and aims to tell the story of jewels and the efforts of the Pakistani artisan community who work at the back end. The jewellery manufacturing industry in Pakistan is still one of the most male dominated ones till date and one of Qajar’s aim is to bring women artists and manufacturers to the forefront by providing them professional training and a platform to sell their products.