Every Gemstone Has a Story to Tell

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The Al-Thani Jewels

The Al-Thani Jewels

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York currently has on display Indian Jewels part of the private collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al- Thani. The exhibition is on until the 25th of January 2015 and depicts Indian workmanship from the Mughal times. Jigha […]

Jewels of a Maharani – Sita Devi

Jewels of a Maharani – Sita Devi

Maharani Sita Devi known world over for her lifestyle of extravagance was the wife of Maharaja Pratap Singh Gaekwar of Baroda, the 8th richest man at the time. Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda Maharani Sita Devi had a love for things that glittered and had […]

The Art of Royal Jewellery

The Art of Royal Jewellery

Jewellery is an art form that is passed down from father to son. A form that not only bonds two individuals but also shapes lives, maintaining well-kept secrets and family legacies. Having interacted with numerous designers, traders and gemstone dealers, each skilled individual always has […]

Indian Jewels – stand the test of time

Indian Jewels – stand the test of time

A nation with rich traditions that vary from state to state has always been in the limelight for its perfect craftsmanship in terms of jewellery.   From the early days India gained popularity for its Diamonds recovered from the Golconda mines, excellent cutting traditions passed […]

The Infamous Koh-i-Noor

The Infamous Koh-i-Noor

Haven’t we all read stories about the ever so brilliant Koh-i-Noor Diamond that was discovered in the Indian mines of Golconda?    India has been synonymous with numerous treasures that have been recognized by the world today. In a book that I read recently on […]

Fishing out the Fakes

Fishing out the Fakes

Diamonds and their gem quality synthetic counterparts have always been at war in the market in terms of price. And with diamond parcels being mixed with synthetics and sold at higher prices, diamond traders have are experiencing a mutual “cheated” feeling. To their consolation,  RapLab, […]