Amrapali sells jewelery on e-shopping portals such as Net-à-porter or Neiman Marcus. But among his historical pieces there is also a necklace with 2332 diamonds and emeralds for the modern maharani (maharaja’s wives) ♦
Amrapali is one of the most famous and appreciated Maison of Jaipur, the capital of Indian jewelry in Rajasthan. Even many Bollywood stars wear jewelry of this brand that takes the name of a famous royal courtesan, lived around 500 BC in ancient India. But now, in addition to courtesans, Amrapali pays tribute to the Queen, that is in India, the Maharani, the name by which he is known as the wife of a maharaja. It is called just that, Maharani, a necklace with 3232 diamonds with different cuts. And, in addition, there are emeralds for 365 carats.
“I wanted to use as many as possible diamonds,” said Tarang Arora, creative director at Amrapali Jewels. The market target, he said, is that of the Arab countries, where it is appreciated such a rich and flashy jewelry (and expensive). The cutting of diamonds used, rose-cut, is achieved with a technique that dates back to 1500. The stone has a flat bottom and a crown-shaped dome which rises to a single vertex from three to 24 facets. Remember, in short, the shape of a rose bud. To set Maharani necklace it took eight months of work, including three remakes to make it perfectly balanced. As well as sumptuous, the necklace also has a historical reference: is inspired by the Mughal style, the Islamic dynasty that ruled much of India for four centuries. But, of course, the series should please the women-maharani of today. Giulia Netrese