Women have always been obsessed with jewels. Sparkly baubles have been the cause of love affairs, have been the root of envy for centuries. Jaipur, India is famous for its jewelry trade in precious and semi-precious stones. There are several well-known jewelry houses in the terracotta colored city, but few have the reputation of Amrapali. Immortalized on the red carpet, it’s been worn on the likes of A list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry & Rihanna. I had the pleasure of meeting with owner ,Rajiv Arora and designer Tarano Arora. Once inside the door, away from the bustling city, it’s apparent there’s a passion for fine jewelry in this family owned business.
Specializing in a range of jewelry from simple settings of silver beans and stones to diamond and precious stones, this flagship store caters to a spectrum of clients but it’s the spectacularly lavish pieces that catch my eye. The heavily adorned bridal jewelry are created in traditional fashion that span over 5,000 years but are redesigned to enhance the wearability. A mixture of ornately designed statement pieces and a passion for the art of jewelry design, makes this store one that will be sure to leave you in awe and your wallet a little lighter.