INDIA CALLING Meet five global contemporary jewellery designers who are proudly championing ‘made in India’

 

Radhika Somaia

 

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For Fleur and Noëlle of Van Gelder, their bond with India transcends generations.“Almost 40 years ago, our mother, Bernadette, founded Van Gelder on a quest to discover, collect and cherish the most extraordinary traditional antique jewellery from India’’. Today, Bernadette Van Gelder is wellknown for her heritage collection of Indian collectibles. “What inspires us about India is the intricate tapestry of cultural history woven through every layer of society. It’s the rich symbolism and seamless interchange of visual languages drawn from various religions,” share the Dutch duo, who have now taken over the business from their mother.

  

Radhika Somaiya's jewellery story HB Mar24 (2)