Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India. The festival of lights is a time for family celebration and reverence to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity. Which is why investing in gold and silver and treating yourself or others to jewellery and gifts is an important part of the celebrations.     Gold is usually bought on Dhanteras, the first day of the festival of Diwali. It has great auspicious importance and people flock to jewellery stores to purchase shiny new biscuits, jewellery and coins. If you are looking to invest in gold or silver this Diwali, we cover… View Post

Around the world, ethnic Indian jewellery has been described as ‘elaborate’, ‘hypnotic’, ‘extravagant’, and ‘intricate’. To the connoisseurs of jewels, traditional & ancient jewellery styles have always been fascinating for the sheer amount of craftsmanship it entails. One such form of jewellery, one of the oldest in India, is Kundan jewellery, hailed for its stately and resplendent appearance and masterful crafting. Kundan jewellery is a regular feature on actresses in Bollywood epics, an essential bridal adornment and the pride and joy of Indian women across demographics. What is Kundan Jewellery? It is a form of gemstone and glass jewellery that… View Post

A few decades ago, Indian women preferred to buy jewellery from their trusted local jeweller, be it a personal milestone, an impulse buy or a wedding. However,  recent changes in consumer habits have indicated a gradual shift to shopping for jewellery at national jewellery houses with thriving presence across tier I, II & III cities. In fact, India is the second highest consumer of gold in the world and one of the leading exporters of gems and jewellery in the world. Precious metal & gemstone jewellery market is huge in India and to supply the demand, there is no dearth… View Post

“Water is best, but gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth.” – Thus spake ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar. One has to agree and wonder. What is the attraction of gold that it has remained the most valuable and the most venerated metal from the ancient times to the present day? In jewellery circuits, gold is always the new black. Having a heart of gold is splendid, but having a box full of precious gold jewellery is even more splendid. Aside from being an eternal adornment, gold has been believed to have special properties that… View Post

Navratri, one of India’s most-loved festivals, is right around the corner. Characterized by worship and dance, the exact translation of the word ‘Navratri’ from Sanskrit is ‘nine nights’ and it is those nine consecutive nights where all the fun and festivities take place. In addition to the worshipping aspect of Navratri, the festival is enjoyed because of the opportunity to dress up and go out dancing in all your finery when performing the traditional Gujarati dance called Garba. Jewellery is also bought to go with these fabulous traditional ensembles in an array of hues. From single tone silver to colourful… View Post

Those born between September 23 to October 22 have the stunning opal as their zodiac birthstone. Opals display a wide range of colour that has been described to look like an entire galaxy inside a single stone. Each opal is unique and looks so as their structure results in unique plays of light and colours shining off their forms. These colours look stunning, like fireworks or lighting against a night sky. Librans are kind individuals, gentle in nature and artistic souls who appreciate simple pleasures and beauty such as a bird singing or a flower in bloom. At the same… View Post

Buying jewellery is a highly subjective decision. Each piece’s size, weight, design and hue playing a role in its appeal to different individuals. Choosing trinkets and baubles is a matter of personal style – a proud reflection of one’s own taste. However, certain jewels seem to have universal appeal, never going out of fashion even over decades. These are iconic and immediately recognisable bracelets, rings and bangles, usually worn by celebrities and movie stars, and coveted by all world over. For most of us normal folk, purchasing these precious jewels is a rare occurrence that may be used to mark… View Post