Ambassador Swati Dhanak

About Swati Dhanak


1. Coffee or Vodka?



2. Why did you become a designer?

I wanted to bring a different point of view to fine jewelry that was non-traditional and experimental. I love jewelry that is one-of-a-kind, makes a statement and sits unexpectedly on the body. I am constantly inspired by abstract art and coming from a fashion background, I wanted to bring all these elements into fine jewelry. Also, I feel like it was in my DNA to become a designer considering generations of my family have been jewelers. 


3. Who is your ultimate muse?

There are so many but if I had to choose, it would be Bella Hadid right now.


4. Where do you see your business 5 years from now?

I want to see my business grow like every new designer but at the same time I want to evolve and become better as a designer. I still have so much to learn and I plan on spending these first few years doing that, exploring and learning from other disciplines of design as well. I especially would love it if I could collaborate with a womenswear designer; it would be a dream come true!


5. Why did you choose to exhibit at Metal & Smith?

I love that Metal & Smith has a curation process that cuts through the noise and brings together the kind of designers you want to exhibit with. Also, I love the venue they choose with the all-white backdrop that allows for each designer to personalize their tables but still keep the overall aesthetic clean and minimal. The experience of exhibiting with Metal & Smith feels a lot more elevated and personal. They definitely bring you quality and take care of their exhibitors like family :)