Husband-and-wife team Satbir and Shikha Tamber officially launched their brand Esoteric Luxury at Jewellery and Watch last year.
Since then they have gone from new kids on the block to emerging brand to watch with their unique designs and can-do attitude.
As the brand continued to make waves its Luna Estrella collection was named as a runnerup in Professional Jeweller’s Collections of the Year 2014 in the Emerging Designer Brand category. “This was a great achievement for us,” says Satbir. “Winning a place as a Collection of the Year really put us in the limelight and further added credibility to the brand.” Since being recognised by us and other influential press, Satbir and Shikha have noticed an increase in retailer confidence and secured more accounts.
Coming from a luxury retail background, the duo understand the business from a retailer perspective and have structured the brand accordingly. From POS and staff training, to the actual design of collections, Satbir and Shikha keep the retailer in mind in everything they do.
With huge success in the UK, Satbir and Shikha now aim to develop Esoteric Luxury as an international brand, while running their new design and branding agency — Bright Sparks United. Commenting on how they manage their work life Shikha says: “Good time management and a strong judgement of priority are essential to keep things moving.”
As a hypnotherapist, Satbir incorporates certain techniques to help him take his mind off work, while the couple’s puppy Danny takes Shikha to her own therapeutic world. To keep the duo fresh, enthusiastic and energetic they both enjoy spending time with their family. Shikha shares: “Spending time with family is important. It makes me feel like a child again, makes me feel more creative, fearless and spontaneous.”