The event showcased its award-winning jewels to an exclusive audience of European nobility, British elites, and luxury editors.
In collaboration with Sudha Reddy, Shiv Narayan, the renowned jewellery house from Hyderabad, India, hosted an opulent champagne reception at the Wallace Collection in London on October 12, 2023.
As a third-generation jewellery house now led by Kamal Kishor Agarwal and Tushar Agarwal, Shiv Narayan chose the Wallace Collection, a prestigious national museum, to exhibit their museum-quality jewellery selection. The display prominently featured the eight masterpieces that earned them Guinness World Records.
This world-class jewellery brand excels in crafting masterpieces using gold, diamonds, and polki with intricate gemstone settings, rooted in tradition and culture dating back to the Nizam era. Founded by Seth Sri Shiv Narayan Bhalwale ji, the brand has a rich legacy.
"We have a strong design and craft vocabulary passed down through generations, thanks to our association with the Nizam. The art of jewellery-making in India is mystical and deeply rooted in tradition," shared Kamal Kishore Agarwal.
The exhibition featured priceless pieces with inspiring stories, ranging from mythology to opulent classics. Notable highlights included:
Guinness World Record Ganesha Pendant: This pendant, awarded for being the heaviest gold pendant and featuring the most diamonds (11,472), is adorned with rubies, emeralds, and emerald beads, symbolizing self-realization. It hangs from a traditional-style emerald and diamond necklace.
One-of-a-Kind Bridal Necklace: A stunning seven-line necklace boasts 540 carat Zambian Emeralds and 85 carats of English Polki.
Ram Darbar Pendant: Setting records for the heaviest pendant (1681.820 grams) and most diamonds (54,666), it is exquisitely designed with diamonds depicting Lord Ram on the back.
Tushar expressed, "Each of these pieces is not just priceless but also a testament to our mastery of jewellery craftsmanship. We are honoured by the recognition and look forward to creating more masterpieces."
Shiv Narayan, transitioning from royal to corporate patronage, received the support and encouragement of philanthropist Sudha Murthy. She co-hosted the event and praised their dedication to their art and heritage.
The evening saw the presence of prominent personalities, including Sudha Reddy, Fazia Seth, Freddie Toye, and Princess Katriana of Yugoslavia.
The Wallace Collection, housed in the Seymour family's townhouse, showcases fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries, including French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms and armour, porcelain, and Old Master paintings, in 25 galleries.