Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gems and Jewelry in Shaharwali society

It is believed that Jagat Seth had best quality emeralds in their possession. There is a dialect about how did he acquire emeralds. It is told that merchant envoy of Jagat Seth was in a voyage, and sold all his merchandise. While returning the captain felt that the ship is too light and could not face storm. They put boulders of stones in the ship to make it heavy.

When back to home they found those boulders emeralds. It is a known fact among the Jewelers that those are the best emeralds in the world but of Jahangir's cups.

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Bahadur Singh Singhi of Singhi family was fond of diamonds. He had great collection of flat diamonds i.e. Parava, Polki and English Polki. He was the main person behind the famous diamond studded "Angi" of shree Dharmanath Swami, Tulapatti Jain temple, Kolkata. It is believed that all flat diamonds studded in that Angi are flawless.

The Dugar family also loved Gems and Jewelry a lot. There was a great collection of Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry and solitaires with Maharaj Bahadoor Singh Dugar and other members of that family. It is believed that the family was at a time in possession of a bangle pair of Begum of Alauddin Khiljee, Badshah of Delhi.

Raja Bijay Singh Dudhoria, Rai Budh Singh Dudhoria, Nirmal Kumar Singh Nowlakha, Sitab Chand Nahar families also have excellent collection of Gemstones, Basra Pearls and diamond and Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry in their collections.

Many other Shaharwali families also had nice collections of Precious Gemstones, diamond and Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry. Mursheedabad Meena is supposed to be the best Meena (Enamel) in the world.

Shaharwali society had very good relationship with Johari Sath, the Jewelers community in Kolkata and purchased awesome collections of Gemstones and Jewelry from them.

(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)
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