News Alert: Saffronart to Host First Ever Conference of Its kind on Indian Jewels | The Timeless Legacy of India Jewels, 6 – 8 October 2017

4 Sep, 2017 - The Wall Art Magazine

India has been a continuous source of inspiration for the world’s leading jewellery designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, and of course, Van Cleef & Arpels. Few are aware that the most famous jewels in the world, such as the Orlov and Hope Diamond, either originate from or trace their design roots to India. In an effort to initiate dialogue on India’s rich and complex design heritage, and the art and history of adornment, Saffronart is organising an interdisciplinary conference, The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels, from 6 – 8 October 2017.

The inaugural jewellery conference is the first of its scale to be held in India, and one of Saffronart’s Dialogues in Art series. Several high-profile speakers will discuss the history and tradition of jewellery in the context of art, literature, culture and fashion, in India and globally.

Minal Vazirani, President and Co-founder of Saffronart said, “ Through Timeless Legacy, Saffronart ties in the history of collecting some of the most important jewels around the world, to their South Asian origin and a larger Indian context. The conference is the first of this scale in India and offers a chance to gain invaluable insight into this history through images and select jewels on exhibition, and through interactions with leading global experts from the field. We want to encourage people to view this legacy through a new lens, one that transcends narratives, geography and time, and places India at the centre of the discussion. ”

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Topic: Art