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Indian jewellers put their work on world stage

For centuries, India has been the world’s back office for jewellery making. A main supplier of precious stones, the country was also the world’s sole source of diamonds until they were discovered in Brazil in 1729.

When the great Western jewellers designed for Indian royals in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they were seduced by India’s tremendous jewellery heritage, and soon enough their India-inspired designs became the rage in Europe.

As those Western craftsmen became significant brands, India’s own highly skilled local jewellers remained anonymous, their works rarely hallmarked.

(Source: CNBC)