Big Jewelry Dominates India’s Winter 2013 Signature Show

Oversize gold and diamond jewels were the order of business at the Signature showKunal Shah, director of Mumbai-based FAB Jewels, held up a necklace so massive it could double as a lobster bib—were it not studded with sparkling diamonds. “This is how big our jewelry is in India, and how big your clothes are in America.” The quip couldn’t have been more appropriate, considering the glittering display of gem-studded jewels on display at the seventh annual Signature show Feb. 21–24 in Mumbai.Organized by India’s Gem & ­Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and operated by the India International ­Jewellery Show, Signature showcased contemporary and traditional jewels by 550 vendors at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre. Its mission, according to GJEPC director of exhibitions and trade promotion Aanurag Dhoot, is to bring Indian firms of all sizes “to the

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