JCK 5: Hot Indian Jewelers



India’s 5,000-year-old design history has lately been coopted by luxury jewelers besotted with traditional craftsmanship and locally sourced stones. Below, five of our faves:

1. Amrapali

amrapalijewels.com
The Jaipur manu­facturer specializes in ornate rose-cut dia­mond necklaces and Bakelite cuffs studded with red spinel, a Mogul favorite.

2. Bapalal Keshavlal

bapalalkeshavlal.com
This 71-year-old Mumbai-based exporter is renowned for its craftsmanship and couture designs.

3. Viren Bhagat

virenbhagat@hotmail.com
Auction-house darling Bhagat is favored by Indian high society for his fusion of art-deco and Mogul styles.

4. Zoya by Tanishq

zoyabytanishq.com
The upscale brand of mainstream ­jeweler Tanishq offers an über-high-end blend of polki and kundan styles.

5. Munnu Gem Palace

gempalacejaipur.com
The 158-year-old brand has been seen on emperors, movie stars, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.