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 Models showcase jewels rich in Indian heritage at IIJW

MUMBAI, August 5, 2013 – Models sashayed down the catwalk at India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), showcasing the best of India’s heritage in fine jewellery design.

A highlight of IIJW, taking place again this year at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, were Sanskriti jewels by Nidhi and Karan Garodia.

Sanskriti is renowned for making exquisite handcrafted diamond jewellery drawing inspiration from the roots of India’s rich heritage and culture.

Celebrated Indian actress Rituparna Sengupta, one of the most sought-after stars in Bengali cinema, wore Nidhi and Karan’s showstopper pieces on Day 2 at IIJW on August 5.

Sanskriti participates in major trade shows in India and already has a niche clientele spreading from Chandigarh to Chennai.


Models wore Saboo Fine Jewels pieces on the IIJW catwalk, presenting a harmonious blend of tastes from East and West with its unique collections of modern and Indian ethnic/pearl jewellery.

Each item from Saboo Fine Jewels is exclusive and handmade.

Saboo Fine Jewels’ pieces are stocked in renowned jewellery showrooms across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

At a catwalk show entitled Derewala Presents IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery), five young designers from the IIGJ presented their debut collections.

The IIGJ, Mumbai, was set up in 2003 by the Gems and Jewellery Export Council (GJEPC), backed by the government of India.

It is a non-profit organisation committed to excellence in education.

Moni Agarwal, also showcased at IIJW on Day 2, is a young prolific jewellery designer from Hyderabad, who has become known for her modern yet traditional jewellery.

Asked about her philosophy in jewellery design, she said, “Anything and everything can unknowingly serve as my muse.”

A character she enjoyed in a book she has read, a classical building in Vietnam, a modern marvel in South Korea: all fuel her creative imagination that is inherently infused with a very Indian flavour.

IIJW runs until August 8.



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