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:
The Jaipur manufacturer specializes in ornate rose-cut diamond necklaces and Bakelite cuffs studded with red spinel, a Mogul favorite.
This 71-year-old Mumbai-based exporter is renowned for its craftsmanship and couture designs.
3. Viren Bhagat
Auction-house darling Bhagat is favored by Indian high society for his fusion of art-deco and Mogul styles.
4. Zoya by Tanishq
The upscale brand of mainstream jeweler Tanishq offers an über-high-end blend of polki and kundan styles.
5. Munnu Gem Palace
The 158-year-old brand has been seen on emperors, movie stars, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.