Jewellery

Kundan jewellery: The history and intricate craft behind the bridal favourite

A staple heirloom in jewellery kits, kundan pieces assume special significance in the country. With deep roots in the royal era of fore, the prized craft of kundan jewellery has been lovingly passed down through generations. Heritage jewellery designer Sunita Shekhawat would have you know that the meticulous amount of labour and precision that goes into crafting each […]

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Gems, jewellery exports dip 8.48% during Apr-July

New Delhi: Gems and jewellery exports declined by 8.48 per cent to $9.7 billion during April-July this fiscal, mainly on account of slowdown in demand in major developed markets. According to data from the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), exports stood at $10.6 billion in the same period of 2018-19. The labour-intensive sector contributes about 15 per cent to the country’s […]

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Shah Jahan’s jade hilted dagger and royal jewels up for auction in New York

The dagger is estimated to fetch between $1,500,000 and $2,500,000. (@CHRISTIE’S) Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s jade hilted dagger, the priceless jewels of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and a string of pearls belonging to Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur are among the 400 royal artefacts that would be auctioned on June 19 in New York. Organised […]

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Jeweller’s arrest leads to robbers in 1kg gold heist

The arrest of a small-time goldsmith in a petty theft case in Dadri lead the Noida Police to a breakthrough in a loot case in which 1kg gold was stolen.(Reuters File Photo/Reprsentative Image ) The arrest of a small-time goldsmith in a petty theft case in Dadri lead the Noida Police to a breakthrough in […]

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There’s now jewellery designed to help ease your stress

PeNeede makes bracelets that resemble zippers, which can be pulled back and forth to ease anxiety. For anyone living with anxiety or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), finding an outlet for pent up energy can be pretty challenging. Think of the times you’ve cracked your knuckles, kept shaking your foot or clicked a pen over and over […]

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Marathi TV actor held for not paying for jewellery bought on credit

Dastane is currently playing a key role in the TV serial “Tujhyat Jeev Rangla”. (Milind Dastane, Facebook) Marathi TV actor Milind Dastane and his wife were arrested by Pune police Tuesday for allegedly cheating a jewellery firm of Rs 25 lakh. Dastane is currently playing a key role in the TV serial “Tujhyat Jeev Rangla”. […]

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Indian royal jewel collection fetches $109 million at Christie’s auction

The sale also included an antique 33-diamond necklace once owned by the Nizams of Hyderabad, which sold for nearly $2.41 million (Rs 17 crore), Christie’s announced on Twitter.(HT Photo) A “once-in-a-lifetime” collection of royal Indian jewellery fetched over $109 million in the United States, with a 17-carat Golconda diamond, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams […]

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Rs 4 cr jewels robbed in Patna heist

Officials said that the accused likely did a recce of the place before carrying out the heist.(HT Photo) In a daring daylight robbery, a gang of 10-12 armed men raided a well-known jewellery shop here on Friday afternoon and decamped with diamond and gold ornaments worth Rs 4 crore. The robbers also took away the […]