Stealing the Shine

Nikita Doval

As India produces more lab-grown diamonds, the real stone faces competition

The Mangalsutra: Chained to Tradition

The sacred thread signifying marriage has evolved in modern times but sometimes there is a hurdle

Glitter in Gloom

The gold loan market is cashing in on the pandemic

The Platinum Rush

Over the last decade, platinum has been trying to make inroads into the Indian Jewellery market, one of the most evolved in the world and bound intricately by tradition and culture

The Jewel in the Crown

The Amrapali Museum in Jaipur is a rare celebration of Indian jewellery and craftsmanship

The Sexual Ring

The visceral connections between jewellery and the body

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Young designers, edgy motifs and celebrity endorsements are giving silver jewellery a brand new lease of life

Jewel of the East

The British love affair with Indian royalty continues. But in an elaborate exhibition beginning this week, the V&A Museum hopes to dispel the stereotype of the maharaja.


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