Keeping Traditions Alive!

Ganjam, Bangalore - With a legacy of being jewellers to Indian royalty.

Post By : IJ News Service On 30 January 2016 1:41 PM

Over the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become one of India’s leading luxury brands offering an exquisite blend of the modern and the traditional. Kavita Parab takes you through their flagship store in Bangalore, which is yet another reflection of rich heritage. To the jewellery connoisseurs, the name Ganjam spells rich heritage jewellery brand. It has been around for over a hundred years from now. It has been the sheer passion, trust and commitment to its customers that the brand has been founded upon. It has defied the boundaries of concept or craftsmanship – creating jewellery that blends together in a unique style. The Store Keeping up with the tradition, Ganjam, celebrated the completion of 125 years by launching its flagship store in Bangalore, in 2015. Located on Vittal Mallya road, the store, spread over 10,000 sq ft, is a contemporary interpretation of a temple that reflects the deep heritage of Ganjam. The massive dimensions, the walls composed of cut stones, the harmonious integration into the landscape, the feeling of space and air that is felt everywhere, the carved columns all combine to create a space that is evocative of Hampi and Dravidian architecture. The store has been created keeping in mind the guidelines that govern Vastu to ensure that energies have been utilised to achieve greater harmony with nature. The store features framed and decorated entries along with carved columns such as the Banyan tree inspired interior details spanning over two floors. The Staircase in the boutique is a reflection of the geometrically thrilling “Stepped Tank” (in the royal center). The elegant store is designed by the renowned design personality Denis Montel, Managing & Artistic Director, RDAI. Commenting on the store design he said, “We were inspired by the Hampi temples, which are very important for the Ganjam family, but the building is definitively contemporary. The idea was to create a massive and timeless architecture made only of stone. This aesthetic of mass and roughness provides a strong contrast with the refinement of the jewellery.” He further added “Ganjam is an evolving brand with a strong heritage and a timeless appeal. It was important for us that their unique handcrafting and human ethos were expressed in the architectural design and details. The store expresses the essence of Ganjam and the depth of their heritage.” Ganjam’s profound humanity and values are reflected in the use of natural materials – light stone for the facade, the floor and the interior walls, golden teak to express the contemporary Banyan tree, high gloss rosewood for the furniture, Indian silk paneling on the walls, wool and silk for the carpets inspired by the peacock, a bronze finished metal for the metal work - all come together in perfect consonance to create a space that pays tribute to Ganjam’s heritage and unparalleled handcrafting. The store comprises of individual retail spaces designed to offer personalised service to the customers. The brand has been known for its commitment to its customers. This was very well reflected during the Bangalore store launch ceremony, which was attended by Ganjam’s valued customers, families who have been associated with Ganjam for decades. About the launch of Bangalore store, Umesh Ganjam, Joint Managing Director Ganjam, said “Creating jewellery is a craft, which requires deep involvement from the craftsperson and is no less than art. Our creations are a celebration of the years of bonding that we have enjoyed with several craftspeople whose unmatched skills and designs have put Ganjam on the map. We have attempted to carry the same philosophy forward with the launch of this store. RDAI and Denis Montel have been fantastic partners and have helped us create a space that is contemporary and deeply reminiscent of Indian heritage & values. They have succeeded in establishing a design vocabulary for Ganjam in a global context.”

Jewels To commemorate the completion of 125 years, the brand also launched two dazzling collections - Mooresque and Tasrika. Mooresque collection is a set of 36 products, from suites of jewellery to individual pieces, each engraved in 18K gold with rich shades of Zambian Emeralds and accents of rock crystals. The collection is inspired by Moorish architecture. The characteristic detail of this collection is in its intricate designs with highly detailed elements creating a lattice-like effect to give each product a feminine character and sculptural beauty. The exquisite and meticulous handcrafting has redefined the term fine jewellery. Highly skilled craftsmen worked meticulously to create ‘Mooresque’, celebrating fine handcrafted jewellery with emeralds, Ganjam diamonds and rock crystals in 18K yellow gold. Tasrika, Weave a Dream, celebrates contemporary Indian women. The collection is inspired from the centuries old technique of ‘Weaving’, also known in Sanskrit as Tasrika. In keeping with the persona of its muse, the collection is neo-classic in its styling and has been created with a special focus on the hand woven element and meticulous attention to detail. As a brand, Ganjam is associated with assiduous handcrafting and high quality diamonds. The characteristic weaving technique and superior quality diamonds used in this collection, reiterate the emphasis Ganjam lays on these values. The Designs Ganjam’s philosophy has always been one that upholds craftsmanship and design at the highest echelon. The design philosophy at Ganjam may be summed up in the phrase ‘contemporary-classic’, which is derived out of the passion to create jewellery that is modern and fresh in design approach, yet, gathers an enduring nature over time. The Ganjam Design Studio comprises highly talented individuals who are fired by the freedom of environment and the zeal to create only the best. The brand has collaborated with design schools and some of the world’s most celebrated designers to create jewellery that has an international appeal but an underlying Indian ethos. About the brand Currently in the seventh generation, Ganjam has built upon two centuries of trust and commitment to give the customer only the finest. After being jewellers to Indian royalty, for the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become a luxury jewellery brand, with an international presence. From the use of only ‘f’ coloured, VVS diamonds, choicest of handpicked precious stones and purest of metals to excellence in craftsmanship, Ganjam has retained exclusivity in every aspect. Over the last few years, Ganjam has done collaborative work with well-known Indian as well as international designers and continues to produce fine jewellery that is born in India and designed for the world. Ganjam has three stores in India, one in Bangalore, one in Delhi at the DLF Emporio and one at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

Over the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become one of India’s leading luxury brands offering an exquisite blend of the modern and the traditional. Kavita Parab takes you through their flagship store in Bangalore, which is yet another reflection of rich heritage. To the jewellery connoisseurs, the name Ganjam spells rich heritage jewellery brand. It has been around for over a hundred years from now. It has been the sheer passion, trust and commitment to its customers that the brand has been founded upon. It has defied the boundaries of concept or craftsmanship – creating jewellery that blends together in a unique style. The Store Keeping up with the tradition, Ganjam, celebrated the completion of 125 years by launching its flagship store in Bangalore, in 2015. Located on Vittal Mallya road, the store, spread over 10,000 sq ft, is a contemporary interpretation of a temple that reflects the deep heritage of Ganjam. The massive dimensions, the walls composed of cut stones, the harmonious integration into the landscape, the feeling of space and air that is felt everywhere, the carved columns all combine to create a space that is evocative of Hampi and Dravidian architecture. The store has been created keeping in mind the guidelines that govern Vastu to ensure that energies have been utilised to achieve greater harmony with nature. The store features framed and decorated entries along with carved columns such as the Banyan tree inspired interior details spanning over two floors. The Staircase in the boutique is a reflection of the geometrically thrilling “Stepped Tank” (in the royal center). The elegant store is designed by the renowned design personality Denis Montel, Managing & Artistic Director, RDAI. Commenting on the store design he said, “We were inspired by the Hampi temples, which are very important for the Ganjam family, but the building is definitively contemporary. The idea was to create a massive and timeless architecture made only of stone. This aesthetic of mass and roughness provides a strong contrast with the refinement of the jewellery.” He further added “Ganjam is an evolving brand with a strong heritage and a timeless appeal. It was important for us that their unique handcrafting and human ethos were expressed in the architectural design and details. The store expresses the essence of Ganjam and the depth of their heritage.” Ganjam’s profound humanity and values are reflected in the use of natural materials – light stone for the facade, the floor and the interior walls, golden teak to express the contemporary Banyan tree, high gloss rosewood for the furniture, Indian silk paneling on the walls, wool and silk for the carpets inspired by the peacock, a bronze finished metal for the metal work - all come together in perfect consonance to create a space that pays tribute to Ganjam’s heritage and unparalleled handcrafting. The store comprises of individual retail spaces designed to offer personalised service to the customers. The brand has been known for its commitment to its customers. This was very well reflected during the Bangalore store launch ceremony, which was attended by Ganjam’s valued customers, families who have been associated with Ganjam for decades. About the launch of Bangalore store, Umesh Ganjam, Joint Managing Director Ganjam, said “Creating jewellery is a craft, which requires deep involvement from the craftsperson and is no less than art. Our creations are a celebration of the years of bonding that we have enjoyed with several craftspeople whose unmatched skills and designs have put Ganjam on the map. We have attempted to carry the same philosophy forward with the launch of this store. RDAI and Denis Montel have been fantastic partners and have helped us create a space that is contemporary and deeply reminiscent of Indian heritage & values. They have succeeded in establishing a design vocabulary for Ganjam in a global context.”

Jewels To commemorate the completion of 125 years, the brand also launched two dazzling collections - Mooresque and Tasrika. Mooresque collection is a set of 36 products, from suites of jewellery to individual pieces, each engraved in 18K gold with rich shades of Zambian Emeralds and accents of rock crystals. The collection is inspired by Moorish architecture. The characteristic detail of this collection is in its intricate designs with highly detailed elements creating a lattice-like effect to give each product a feminine character and sculptural beauty. The exquisite and meticulous handcrafting has redefined the term fine jewellery. Highly skilled craftsmen worked meticulously to create ‘Mooresque’, celebrating fine handcrafted jewellery with emeralds, Ganjam diamonds and rock crystals in 18K yellow gold. Tasrika, Weave a Dream, celebrates contemporary Indian women. The collection is inspired from the centuries old technique of ‘Weaving’, also known in Sanskrit as Tasrika. In keeping with the persona of its muse, the collection is neo-classic in its styling and has been created with a special focus on the hand woven element and meticulous attention to detail. As a brand, Ganjam is associated with assiduous handcrafting and high quality diamonds. The characteristic weaving technique and superior quality diamonds used in this collection, reiterate the emphasis Ganjam lays on these values. The Designs Ganjam’s philosophy has always been one that upholds craftsmanship and design at the highest echelon. The design philosophy at Ganjam may be summed up in the phrase ‘contemporary-classic’, which is derived out of the passion to create jewellery that is modern and fresh in design approach, yet, gathers an enduring nature over time. The Ganjam Design Studio comprises highly talented individuals who are fired by the freedom of environment and the zeal to create only the best. The brand has collaborated with design schools and some of the world’s most celebrated designers to create jewellery that has an international appeal but an underlying Indian ethos. About the brand Currently in the seventh generation, Ganjam has built upon two centuries of trust and commitment to give the customer only the finest. After being jewellers to Indian royalty, for the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become a luxury jewellery brand, with an international presence. From the use of only ‘f’ coloured, VVS diamonds, choicest of handpicked precious stones and purest of metals to excellence in craftsmanship, Ganjam has retained exclusivity in every aspect. Over the last few years, Ganjam has done collaborative work with well-known Indian as well as international designers and continues to produce fine jewellery that is born in India and designed for the world. Ganjam has three stores in India, one in Bangalore, one in Delhi at the DLF Emporio and one at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

Over the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become one of India’s leading luxury brands offering an exquisite blend of the modern and the traditional. Kavita Parab takes you through their flagship store in Bangalore, which is yet another reflection of rich heritage. To the jewellery connoisseurs, the name Ganjam spells rich heritage jewellery brand. It has been around for over a hundred years from now. It has been the sheer passion, trust and commitment to its customers that the brand has been founded upon. It has defied the boundaries of concept or craftsmanship – creating jewellery that blends together in a unique style. The Store Keeping up with the tradition, Ganjam, celebrated the completion of 125 years by launching its flagship store in Bangalore, in 2015. Located on Vittal Mallya road, the store, spread over 10,000 sq ft, is a contemporary interpretation of a temple that reflects the deep heritage of Ganjam. The massive dimensions, the walls composed of cut stones, the harmonious integration into the landscape, the feeling of space and air that is felt everywhere, the carved columns all combine to create a space that is evocative of Hampi and Dravidian architecture. The store has been created keeping in mind the guidelines that govern Vastu to ensure that energies have been utilised to achieve greater harmony with nature. The store features framed and decorated entries along with carved columns such as the Banyan tree inspired interior details spanning over two floors. The Staircase in the boutique is a reflection of the geometrically thrilling “Stepped Tank” (in the royal center). The elegant store is designed by the renowned design personality Denis Montel, Managing & Artistic Director, RDAI. Commenting on the store design he said, “We were inspired by the Hampi temples, which are very important for the Ganjam family, but the building is definitively contemporary. The idea was to create a massive and timeless architecture made only of stone. This aesthetic of mass and roughness provides a strong contrast with the refinement of the jewellery.” He further added “Ganjam is an evolving brand with a strong heritage and a timeless appeal. It was important for us that their unique handcrafting and human ethos were expressed in the architectural design and details. The store expresses the essence of Ganjam and the depth of their heritage.” Ganjam’s profound humanity and values are reflected in the use of natural materials – light stone for the facade, the floor and the interior walls, golden teak to express the contemporary Banyan tree, high gloss rosewood for the furniture, Indian silk paneling on the walls, wool and silk for the carpets inspired by the peacock, a bronze finished metal for the metal work - all come together in perfect consonance to create a space that pays tribute to Ganjam’s heritage and unparalleled handcrafting. The store comprises of individual retail spaces designed to offer personalised service to the customers. The brand has been known for its commitment to its customers. This was very well reflected during the Bangalore store launch ceremony, which was attended by Ganjam’s valued customers, families who have been associated with Ganjam for decades. About the launch of Bangalore store, Umesh Ganjam, Joint Managing Director Ganjam, said “Creating jewellery is a craft, which requires deep involvement from the craftsperson and is no less than art. Our creations are a celebration of the years of bonding that we have enjoyed with several craftspeople whose unmatched skills and designs have put Ganjam on the map. We have attempted to carry the same philosophy forward with the launch of this store. RDAI and Denis Montel have been fantastic partners and have helped us create a space that is contemporary and deeply reminiscent of Indian heritage & values. They have succeeded in establishing a design vocabulary for Ganjam in a global context.”

Jewels To commemorate the completion of 125 years, the brand also launched two dazzling collections - Mooresque and Tasrika. Mooresque collection is a set of 36 products, from suites of jewellery to individual pieces, each engraved in 18K gold with rich shades of Zambian Emeralds and accents of rock crystals. The collection is inspired by Moorish architecture. The characteristic detail of this collection is in its intricate designs with highly detailed elements creating a lattice-like effect to give each product a feminine character and sculptural beauty. The exquisite and meticulous handcrafting has redefined the term fine jewellery. Highly skilled craftsmen worked meticulously to create ‘Mooresque’, celebrating fine handcrafted jewellery with emeralds, Ganjam diamonds and rock crystals in 18K yellow gold. Tasrika, Weave a Dream, celebrates contemporary Indian women. The collection is inspired from the centuries old technique of ‘Weaving’, also known in Sanskrit as Tasrika. In keeping with the persona of its muse, the collection is neo-classic in its styling and has been created with a special focus on the hand woven element and meticulous attention to detail. As a brand, Ganjam is associated with assiduous handcrafting and high quality diamonds. The characteristic weaving technique and superior quality diamonds used in this collection, reiterate the emphasis Ganjam lays on these values. The Designs Ganjam’s philosophy has always been one that upholds craftsmanship and design at the highest echelon. The design philosophy at Ganjam may be summed up in the phrase ‘contemporary-classic’, which is derived out of the passion to create jewellery that is modern and fresh in design approach, yet, gathers an enduring nature over time. The Ganjam Design Studio comprises highly talented individuals who are fired by the freedom of environment and the zeal to create only the best. The brand has collaborated with design schools and some of the world’s most celebrated designers to create jewellery that has an international appeal but an underlying Indian ethos. About the brand Currently in the seventh generation, Ganjam has built upon two centuries of trust and commitment to give the customer only the finest. After being jewellers to Indian royalty, for the last 125 years, Ganjam has grown to become a luxury jewellery brand, with an international presence. From the use of only ‘f’ coloured, VVS diamonds, choicest of handpicked precious stones and purest of metals to excellence in craftsmanship, Ganjam has retained exclusivity in every aspect. Over the last few years, Ganjam has done collaborative work with well-known Indian as well as international designers and continues to produce fine jewellery that is born in India and designed for the world. Ganjam has three stores in India, one in Bangalore, one in Delhi at the DLF Emporio and one at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

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