The history that dates back six generations echoes innate creativity, craftsmanship and a vision that has kept Kishandas & Co. at the forefront of jewellery making since 1870.
Their mastery of tools, techniques and processes has evolved with time, with unparalleled workmanship, attention to detail and unique sourcing of exquisite materials. Specialising in fusion of basra pearls with precious gems, the illustrious karigars are bestowed with an ancestral skill of craftsmanship.
With the deep-rooted knowledge and as purveyors of fine taste, the Kishandas family is reputed as the true experts on valuing stones and setting market benchmarks. The special collection comprises of stories recreated from various cultures: Rajasthani, Nizami, South Indian along with rare Emeralds and Diamonds.
Treasures of the past are heirlooms of the future. Jewellery making – one of the most precious artistic skills in the world – attracts gems and stones as rich and revered as its legacy.
Almas, or Diamonds, are one of the most coveted gems world over. Brilliant in appeal, their name originated from the Greek word ‘Adamas’, meaning unconquerable.At Kishandas & Co., fine diamonds and uncut diamonds are chosen for their proportion, polish and symmetry. Placed within an intricate setting, the Almas sparkle like fire under the moonlight.
Yakhoot, or Ruby, is graded on the four Cs – colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. Traditionally used to ornament the harnesses, sheath for swords and armours of noblemen, rubies have also been termed as ‘ratnaraj’ or king of gemstones.
Yakhoot used in Kishandas & Co. creations are sourced from Burma and Africa and are known for its quality and rarity.
Zamarrud, or Emerald, have been a favoured stone among Mughals in India. Dating back to antiquity, this green hued precious gem lends a sensational dimension to any piece.
The Zamarrud chosen for Kishandas & Co. are Columbian and Zambian, sourced ethically and known for its exceptional quality.
Pearl, titled the ‘Queen of Gems’ is a timeless element of ornamentation, with a dazzling luster. Adopted by many princesses and elite women throughout history, pearls are more revered due to the fact that a living organism creates them.
Kishandas jewellery pieces use natural and authentic pearls with a characteristic iridescence.
Navratna, meaning nine stones, is a style of jewellery that coalesces nine precious stones that correspond to the nine planets of Vedic astrology.According to learned astrologers, “Flawless ruby is the gem for the Sun, natural pearl for the Moon, red coral for Mars, emerald for Mercury, yellow sapphire for Jupiter, diamond for Venus, blue sapphire for Saturn, hessonite for Rahu, and cat's eye for Ketu.”
Navratna is one of Kishandas’ signature settings, a formation that has been recognised as sacred since time immemorial.