Exquisite designs in one space

Showcasing craftsmanship and intricate work at its best in the different designs displayed at the stalls, ‘Jewels of India’ opened at the Koramangala Indoor stadium on Friday.

The exhibition showcases the best in kundan and meenakari jewellery from Jaipur, temple and antique jewellery from Tamil Nadu, exotic Thewa work from
Rajasthan, designer wear and branded styles from Mumbai, handcrafted gold jewellery and tribal designs from Kolkata; various jewellery styles from the north and the south of the country.

The venue also displays myriad items varying from bangles, bracelets, rings, waistlets and armbands that can be seen in silver and gold patterns. What one can clearly see is that most of the stalls had chunky and heavy jewellery befitting the wedding season.

   While most stalls from the north of the country had designs which included
kundan polki and meenakari styles, there were other stalls that had sleek and sensual
designs in diamonds and other precious stones.

Sanjay M, managing director of a jewellery store which has a stall at the show, was wearing a heavy necklace at the venue. He comments, “It’s the best way to showcase an exquisite design by wearing them oneself.” He pointed to the necklace and said that it is a typical thalimala.

   Designs which included jewellery sets in Victorian and kundan polki fusion,
jewellery made from a mix of different precious and semi-precious stones like smoky quartz, blue sapphire, rubies and other stones, can also be seen at the venue.
   The crowd at the exhibition opined that the exhibition has only grown bigger with each passing edition offering different styles every year.

   Ruchi, who came with her mother to the exhibition, says, “I’m getting married soon and I recently went to Jaipur searching for jewellery, but couldn’t find much that matched my interests. This show is a one-stop shop for such needs. I’m personally a fan of traditional jewellery and I’m really excited to see the designs here.”

Johraz Mehar, a jewellery designer in the City, says that it is exciting to see so much happening in the jewellery industry. “I make my own designs in gold and silver and it’s nice to see that there are no ends to possibilities in today’s markets. Even kids know what to shop for nowadays, and they know the exact detailing they want in a ring
or a bracelet,” she says.

The exhibition is on till October 21.

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