11 Indian Jewelers Who Excel at Their Craft

Over the weekend, many of our Indian and Indian American colleagues and business associates celebrated Diwali, India’s festival of lights. I’m admittedly a little late to the party, as today marks the last day of the five-day holiday, which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

Man, if that isn’t just the perfect metaphor for everything I’m wishing and hoping for with every fiber of my being right now. And that wishing also includes a yen for the jewels I’m highlighting in this post; all represent the work of Indian or Indian American designers based everywhere from Mumbai to Houston, and encompass everyone from masters like Hanut Singh, with his carved gemstones and art deco concepts, to next-generation emerging designers embracing the opulence of the Mughal look with modern esprit (and more affordable prices).

May Diwali 2020 be a harbinger of joy and prosperity to all who celebrate it, and may its positive messages spread up and out to the rest of the world.


Modern Moghul emerald earrings
Lalam earrings in gold vermeil and rhodium-plated sterling silver with emeralds and diamonds, $3,800; Modern Moghul
Golden Gazelle vintage tourmaline tops earrings
Vintage tourmaline tops earrings in 14k gold with diamonds, 6,390 dirham ($1,740); Golden Gazelle
Studio Tara bangle
Bangle in black corian and 18k gold with Burmese rubies, $8,000; Studio Tara
Harakh cascade collection ring
Cascade Collection bracelet in 18k gold with diamonds, price on request; Harakh
Callista by Vinita Sun ring
Sun ring in 18k gold-plated silver with lab-created sapphire center stone, CZ, and pearls, $280; Callista by Vinita
Preeti Sandu earrings
Enya ear crawlers in 14k gold with ruby, sapphire, and emeralds, $415; Preeti Sandhu
Ri Noor carved citrine earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold with carved citrines and diamonds, $5,500; Ri Noor
Argento Styles contemporary emerald necklace and earrings
Contemporary necklace, $999, and earrings, $250, both in 24k gold foil with emeralds and marcasite; Argento Styles


Luv my jewelry My colorful legacy necklace
My Colorful Legacy necklace in 14k yellow gold–plated silver with turquoise, digital print mosaic under crystal, pearls, and diamonds, $429; Luv My Jewelry
Kapes spiral gold ring
Spiral ring in 18k yellow gold with akoya pearls, $435; Kapes Fine Jewelry


Top: Earrings in enamel and 18k gold with carved rubies and diamonds, price on request; Hanut Singh

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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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