7 Fabulous Indian Designs From the 2016 IIJS Show



The annual India International Jewellery Show, which took place Aug. 4–8 in Mumbai, offered Indian retailers a treasure trove of traditional karat gold designs that could be equally appealing to Americans. One of the manufacturers I met with even dished on his plans to go direct to consumers, convinced that B2C was imminent in jewelry. And while about 95 percent of the jewels at the show were traditional Indian styles, I spied a few western looks (pyramid motifs) with great prices that would perfectly into American merchandise mixes. Here are seven standouts I spied during the show.  

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Pyramid bracelets in 18k gold with 42.45 cts. t.w. citrines and 25.11 cts. t.w. citrines and amethysst, $858–$1,370; Pretiós/Trésor Collection

Editor’s note: The Indian parent company of Trésor Collection, a regular on the American jewelry-show circuit, showed a booth full of designer Puja Bordia’s pieces instead of traditional Indian pieces.

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Pyramid necklace in 18k gold with 1 ct. diamonds, studs with 0.7 ct. t.w. diamonds, and drop earrings with 0.42 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,500–$4,500 triple keystone; Sheetal Group

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Earrings in 18k white gold with 9.41 cts. t.w. diamonds and 6.41 cts. t.w. emeralds, $19,970; Yunysha

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Bracelet in 18k gold with 11.6 cts. t.w. diamonds and an 8.39 ct. cabochon-cut ruby, $23,280 keystone; Yunysha

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