Saffronart’s inaugural jewellery conference, The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels, that was held on October 6-7, 2017, in Mumbai,received an overwhelming response.
The enlightening conference was curated by leading jewellery historian Usha Balakrishnan, and featured renowned speakers from India and abroad including Tom Moses of the GIA, Francesca Cartier Brickell of the Cartier family, Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad from the Baroda Royal Family, François Arpels, whose grandfather founded Van Cleef & Arpels, and Susan Stronge of the V&A Museum in London.
The conference is part of Saffronart’s ongoing Dialogues in Art Series. The significance of the event was underscored by the overwhelmingly positive feedback and endorsements received by industry luminaries who participated in the conference from around the world. Sponsors included Imperial Edge, the Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), IndusInd Bank, GIA India, Gyan Museum and Forevermark .
The legacy of Indian jewels is indeed timeless, and was demonstrated better nowhere else than Saffronart’s Exhibition of Fine Jewels. Around 100 pieces were on display at Saffronart in Mumbai until 14 October. From navratna necklaces to gem-set kalgis and Benarasi-enamelled earrings, the exhibition offered a visual timeline of India’s jewellery designs.
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