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Gem Palace jewellers at Jaipur
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Shopping at Gem Palace jewellers at Jaipur Outer View Welcome to The Gem Palace where history lives on in the shape of precious jewellery.
The Gem Palace was established in 1852 by the erstwhile Kasliwal family of Jaipur. Jewellers for over eight generations, the Kasliwals even have the distinction of being court jewellers to Moghul emperors.
Situated in the heart of the royal city of Jaipur, The Gem Palace is a must-visit for connossieurs of fine jewellery. From antique jewels from the coffers of Maharajas to contemporary designs studded with the precious gemstones, the shop has it all

Little wonder then, that royalty from the world over, Hollywood and Bollywood stars, international designers and the hoi polloi are all regular visitors to this prestigious jewellery store. The Viceroy and Vicerine of India -Lord and Lady Mountbatten, the Prince and Princess of Wales, members of the Rockefeller family Mick Jagger, Jackie Onassis, and the Queen of Spain to name only a few.

The Gem Palace even create jewellery for some of the most elite jewellery houses in Europe and America. It's jewellery is also retailed at organisations like Barney’s - New York and Caribou Jewels - Aspen.

The Gem Palace is one of those rare organisations involved in every field of jewellery manufacturing. Right from mining of stones to finished fine jewellery. This makes it the ultimate expert in the business.

In honour of it's designs and expertise, The Metropolitan Museum of New York has assigned a permanent window to Gem Palace to display it's fabulous jewels - the only jewellery firm ever to get this honour at the MET, New York.

THE GEM PALACE EXPERIENCE
A magestic 'haveli' on the busy Mirza Ismail road in Jaipur is home to The Gem Palace. A place where travellers from across the world stop to glimpse into history. As one enters the shop, one gets the feeling of being transported in time to the ages of the Maharajahs at the zenith of their wealth and power. For The Gem Palace is not just a place, it is an experience in itself.

Rooms lined with old motifs and objects of art only highlight the era to which the rich jewellery showcased belongs. A time when ceremony, pomp and show were the way of life. The pieces of jewellery worn by the rulers and their families were then a way of expressing their power.

It is this very jewellery that you will find at Gem Palace. Rare and exquisite jewellery from 17th century Moghul empires to designs from the 1920s and 30s. Jewels designed by the former generations of the Kasliwal family and by their stable of jewellery designers, goldsmiths, gemstone and diamond cutters, polishers, setters exclusively for the royalties.
 

Jaipur is home to the famous 'minakari' (gold, enamel work) and ' Kundan ' work. Precious stones are easily available too. Thus Maharajas from all over India commissioned the Kasliwal family of Gem Palace, Jaipur to make jewellery and object d'art of gold and precious stones.

In 1947, when India became a republic and the Maharajas were required to pay taxes, they started selling off their precious collections. The Gem Palace, through the last 50 years started acquiring jewellery and precious objects made by their family through various generations for the rich and opulent Maharajas.

One such piece is a life size gold enameled parrot, inlaid with rubies and diamond. Also in the collection is a necklace studded with large size Golconda mine diamonds, a 32 piece gold and diamond chess set from the early 19th century, a 18th century solid gold plate and spoon studded with diamonds made for the Maharajas of Jaipur.

Currently, the Gem Palace is also creating contemporary designs using traditional Indian methods.
Some of these designs have been twice exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Their pieces were, until recently, on display at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in Israel. The pieces displayed were a part of the large collection of diamond and precious stone jewellery offered at the Gem Palace. Needless to say, these designs and creations have been greatly appreciated by the diplomats and jet setters.
 

Craftsmanship

The Gem Palace is not just a jewellery showroom. It is home to some of the best craftsmen in the country. Here, loose stones and strings of faceted spinels, aquamarines, citrines, amethysts, rubies, emeralds, smoky and lemon topaz, peridots, pink and green tourmalines, sapphires or any other precious stone you desire - can be custom-crafted into a unique piece.

The workshop is littered with piles of cut and polished precious stones from the rich lands of Kenya, Madagascar and Burma. These stones are cut, polished and drilled using traditional methods, improved by master craftsmen over centuries. Barefoot craftsmen sit on pure white cushions and sometimes spend days working on just one stone. Ensuring that once it leaves their hands, it is flawless. And fit to create some awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping jewellery pieces.

These craftsmen have mastered the craft in varied styles. From rich Mughal Kundan style from an era long gone by to modern subtility, they can give a piece the look you desire. Needless to say they are veterans in the art of gold-enamelling, a style Jaipur craftsmen are renowned for.

Hence it is of little surprise that Gem Palace jewellery has found an enviable place at Barneys New York and the New York Metropolitan Museum. Our craftsmen are truly, the masters of the trade.

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Jaipur
Main Showroom :
The Gem Palace, M. I. Road, Jaipur, 302001 (INDIA),
Tel: +91 141 2374175, 2363061 Fax: +91 141 2373586

Branches :
The Gem Palace, Rambagh Palace Hotel, Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur Tel: +91 (141) 2385033

The Gem Palace, Jai Mahal Palace, Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur - 302006. Tel: +91 (141) 5103330

Jewellery also available at:
‘Tijori’, Rajvilas, Goner Road, Jaipur
Tel: +91 (141) 2680101, 2680102

 

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