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

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

2. Bapalal Keshavlal

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.

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