Diwali is right around the corner and so is Dhanteras. What better time to stock up on jewellery? Pick one of your choice at the Festival of Gold, organised by MMTC Limited (a Govt. of India Enterprise).
The festival has plain gold and studded jewellery from 10 states of India. It also saw the launch of Sanchi, MMTC's exclusive brand of contemporary gold, diamond, and silver jewellery fabricated by young designers.
Pick up Nizam style jewellery from Andhra Pradesh crafted in plain gold or studded with pearls. For reversible jewellery, check out Karnataka. These are studded with ruby or emeralds. Antique meenakari and kundan jewellery from Rajasthan — in pure gold studded with real diamonds, polki, yellow sapphires and other precious stones are available mainly in green, red and blue.
Jewellery from Delhi offers a mix of traditional and contemporary designs while retaining touches of a Mughal inheritance. Diamond jewellery from Maharashtra include Mangalsutras in gold and diamond or in gold and pearl and lightweight coloured gold jewellery with Italian-finish.
Goan jewellery is studded with semi-precious coloured stones that are sometimes obtained directly from the sea. Small stones, such as crystalline marcasite or green malachite, are set in fresh designs.
At: The Ashok, Chanakyapuri
On Till: 11 November