Bachelors of Bling
TOUTED AS THE ‘Most Eligible Bachelors’ by the coveted American Magazine Town and Country Homes, brothers Siddharth and Samarth Kasliwal are sure on the ‘desirable’ list of a lot of women in India and abroad. After all they belong to the bloodline of one of the most prestigious jeweller families, whose creations have not only been worn by Mughal emperors for ages but also adorned palaces of Maharajas in Jaipur and in recent times, made their way to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Kasliwal family’s two-century old legacy is an iconic one, which Siddharth and Samarth are carrying forward with much aplomb. Especially that of their late father Munnu Kasliwal. Thanks to their father building a global empire with jewellery designing, their designer collections have been exhibited at the Somerset House in London, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Kremlin in Moscow. Siddharth has inherited the craftsmanship of his father and has paid homage to him in his first collection that has earned him raved reviews, both on national and international platforms. His pieces are modern and yet reminiscent of the Mughal era. What has been the highlight of this exhibition and has marked his maiden contribution to the family’s legacy is a quail-egg ruby pendant in an emerald and diamond encrusted setting. Samarth, on the other hand, has been learning the ropes by observing the karigars at their flagship store—Gem Palace— in Jaipur while supervising the other stores in Mumbai and New York.