Now in its seventh year, the show shines a spotlight on Indian artistry
Greetings from Mumbai! I’m here in India attending the Signature jewelry trade show, staged biannually by India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
I’ll give you a wrap-up of the show, which ends Monday at the Bombay Exhibition Center, in my Retail Details blog this Thursday. But in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the beautiful pieces I’ve encountered while walking the aisles.
Rule number one in Indian jewelry design: More is always more.
Full-frontal bling at the RBZ Jewellers booth
A stately bib with colored gemstones at SK Jewellery
Men’s intricately linked oversized chains at Chain N Chains
Gold and silver objets at Agrawal Jewellers, one of the rare silversmiths at Signature
A fashionable twist on the traditional gold-and-black chains grooms give their brides the day after the wedding, at Shraddha Jewellery
The bold and the beautiful at SK Jewellery
A floral stunner at FABJewels
A blindingly opulent bib from Kundan Meena
Floating gold bangles—an Indian classic—at Swarn Shree Jewels
One Mumbai industry insider called these curvaceous pieces from SwarnSarita “the new Indian-style jewelry.”