VEATGE pronounced as WAY-AAA-JE means journey in Catalan.
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B E G I N N I N G
Veatge is a brainchild of Dipak & Krishna Chavda, first-generation immigrants with a passion for travel and culture. Krishna’s ties to the jewelry industry date back to her earliest years, working with the fine jewelry business her father established in India in 1986. After migrating to the United States, she started working at a Turkish jewelry kiosk along with two more jobs to support her tuition for MBA. Investing in fine jewelry was out of reach then. After working in corporate sector for several years in Houston’s leading industries, fine jewelry was still out of reach not just for her but many.
Having noted both a lack of variety in jewelry designs, ethical standards and immense inconsistencies in prices throughout her travels, she along with Dipak, decided to create Veatge: a new kind of jewelry marketplace that could provide a single platform for unique high-grade designs from around the world at fair prices. It was the business she wished had existed all along!
She left her coveted corporate job and enrolled herself into a local silversmithing school. With Dipak's help, she established relationships jewelry manufacturers that worked for luxury retailers. They guided her and helped her designs come to life. The first collection Modern Sculpture was born, with the same manufacturing techniques and same skills but without the luxury markups and overheads that come with retail space.
O U R T E A M
Veatge is based in Sugar Land, Texas, 15 minutes away from Downton Houston. Our team is small but mighty, with strong diversity, collective experiences and limitless passion for what we do and how we do it. We’re united by the shared belief that inspiration creates - it creates quality products, quality services and quality customer service that makes life better. And with those pillars in place, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish together for ourselves and for our extended Veatge family.