Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Feature -

Dato Ritu Aurora, the prin­ci­pal de­signer of Jaipore jewels, knows her clien­tele very well. Her be­spoke con­tem­po­rary col­lec­tions can be spot­ted on nu­mer­ous fans of the brand through­out the re­gion, although Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia, and In­done­sia are its strong­est mar­kets. Ritu and her son Nikhil, the di­rec­tor of the brand, have forged strong re­la­tion­ships with their clients over the years, to the point where many com­mit to the de­signs just on see­ing the sketches and raw stones alone. The brand plans to ex­pand its reach by set­ting up an of­fice in the US, spear­headed by daugh­ter Anushka Aurora.

Rare and pre­cious gem­stones are the lifeblood of Vi­hari Jewels—no sur­prise, con­sid­er­ing that founder and de­signer Vi­hari Pod­dar comes from a fam­ily of gem traders. Pre­vi­ous con­quests in­clude a design with a seven-carat intense pink di­a­mond, which went un­der the ham­mer last Novem­ber, and a 110-carat intense yel­low di­a­mond. The lat­est col­lec­tion, La Mari­posa, show­cases pink di­a­monds from the Argyle mine in Western Aus­tralia, which are of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est since the mine is slated for clo­sure in 2020.

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