Saf­fronart’s Jew­ellery Sem­i­nar Off to a Grand Start

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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 this Oc­to­ber.”

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.

Con­fer­ence high­lights

The con­fer­ence opened at The Im­pe­rial Club, with talks on the Ja­cob Di­a­mond,

Rose-cut di­a­mond se­cret ring. Im­age cour­tesy Saf­fronart

Lisa Hubbard, Alex Popov, Francesca Cartier Brick­ell, Mi­nal Vazi­rani, John Zubrzy­cki, Usha Balakr­ish­nan, Derek Con­tent, Su­san Stronge, Pramod Ku­mar KG, Salam Kaoukji and Tom Moses. Im­age cour­tesy Saf­fronart

Mi­nal Vazi­rani, Francesca Cartier Brick­ell, Michael Burns, and An­jan Chakraverty. Im­age cour­tesy Saf­fronart.

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