Honouring those who honour society
Art Karat, India's most renowned designer jewellery house, is celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 6 at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. To commemorate this glorious day, Art Karat will be presenting the Art Karat Awards for Excellence 2018 followed by a tribute to the Nightingale of India MS Subbulakshmi.
In line with Art Karat's longstanding tradition of promoting art, it wishes to salute and honour those who have contributed to the society in the field of art and culture in their respective fields. A small group of carefully selected awardees including Vineet Jain, Chairman Times of India Group, Manushi Chillar- Miss World 2017, Ashok Pratap Singh – Chairman Modern School, Vivek Burman Chairman Dabur India, Paresh Maity – painter, Jaya Prada – film actor, Sunil Sethi – President FDCI, Muzaffar Ali – filmmaker, and Krishen Khanna – painter, have been shortlisted to receive the award. On this special occasion, Art Karat will also launch their spectacular new jewellery collection 'Padmavati'. This collection has been created by Asha Kamal Modi, the designer behind Art Karat, who has tirelessly researched and created rare masterpieces to capture the grandeur of the period.
This collection is particularly special as for the first time a designer has recreated the amazing jewels in silver instead of gold hence, making it more affordable for a lot of women who wanted to own a part of this timeless heritage but couldn't dream of ever possessing the same.Art karat was launched in 1988, a time when the concept of designer jewellery was unheard in India. In face of acute cynicism, Art Karat has carved a niche for itself as one of the most recognized jewellery houses in India. Today, Art Karat employs over 2000 craftsmen in various parts of India.
Art Karat has designed jewellery for more than 10 Bollywood blockbusters including Devdas, Monsoon Wedding, Kamasutra, Zubeida, Ram-Leela, and Bajirao Mastani. Many celebrities, film stars, politicians, and artists including Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Tina Ambani, Cherry Blaire and Alicia Keys have adorned Asha's designs. Art Karat has also been commissioned by royalty including Princess Diana, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Shekha Shamma – Crown Princess of UAE.