An exhibition of rare heirloom jewels is being organised in the city from May 11 to 13 at The Taj Krishna.
Being exhibited by Nirav Modi, Modi represents a fine jewellery brand bearing the name of a global diamantaire that combines diamonds and precious stones with the highest level of aestheticism, innovation and craftsmanship.
Its pieces have been sold both at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses. In November 2010, with its exquisite Golconda Lotus Necklace, Nirav became the first Indian to be featured on the cover of the Christies auction catalogue joining the company of immortal jewellers like Bvlgari, Cartier and Harry Winston. More recently in October 2012, the brand set another milestone internationally, through the auction of the Riviere of Perfection neckpiece at Sotheby’s for a stellar 27 crores.
Born into a family of jewellers, Nirav carries forward a rich legacy of knowledge and appreciation for the art of jewellery making. His grandfather traded important diamonds in Mumbai from the 1940’s and his father is still an active diamantaire in Antwerp, Belgium,the rough diamond capital of the world.
Nirav grew up in Antwerp, a city renowned for its diamond trade. However, despite having grown up in Belgium, India and its heritage always presented a strong attraction for the jeweller.
He would visit Mumbai every summer during where he gained invaluable experience at various diamond and jewellery offices throughout the city. Nirav Modi jewellery blends Nirav’s strong sense of design and aesthetics, his family’s legacy, and his roots. The jewellery has been created with a view to match the splendour and tradition upheld by the maharajas.
The Nirav Modi Jewellery collection reflects the rich cultural heritage that the family has cultivated and preserved for over 60 years.