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Kishandas & Co’s flagship store in Hyderabad is all about sheer opulence and timeless grace
The brand new flagship store of Kishandas & Co in Hyderabad takes you back in time, to an era of sheer opulence and elegance says Vijetha Rangabashyam
By: Diamond World News Service
Oct 30 2017 2:32PM
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Kishandas & Co has been a part of the Nizam’s royal jewellery heritage since 1870. In an attempt to revive this legacy, the brand has recently converted one of its old bungalows into a flagship store in Begumpet, Hyderabad, not too far away from their original store in Somajiguda.

The store is bathed in an air of sophistication, with its dark, wooden display shelves, regal murals, antique paintings, bronze sculptures and of course jewellery emanating sheer radiance from every possible direction. “There are just too many memories associated with this place. We’ve lived here as a family for a few years and we felt it was the best place to begin this new journey,” said Pratiksha Prashant, daughter-in-law of master craftsman, Krishnadas Harikishandas, who now takes care of all the marketing initiatives of the brand.

The Kishandas family has been jewellers for the Nizams and the business class of Hyderabad and continues to create bespoke pieces for the elite of the city – the journey has been a long one since its inception at the time of Harlochandas, then his son Harikishandas, grandson Krishnadas and now 4th generation entrepreneurs Nitin and Prashant Kishandas. Eighty-year-old Krishnadas continues to design all the jewellery with the help of his sons Nitin and Prashant.

The store is a confluence of India’s finest forms of jewellery-making, from polki sets, rose cut diamond jewellery, quintessential Hyderabadi pearl sets, a long, a traditional, statement neck-piece called ‘gutta pusalu’, pachi sets to temple jewellery. A few models were seen wearing Kishandas’s stunning jewellery and styled in Gaurang Shah’s stunning Jamdani outfits. The two-storied jewellery boutique also had an exclusive room that housed jewellery from Kishandas’ personal collection, some of which have been bought back by the family.

Kishandas has been striving to revive the traditional ‘pachi’ work, which has been exclusive to Telangana for the last 15 years. “There is no room for adulterated stuff here. All our gemstones are untreated and unheated and every piece is handcrafted. People come to us wanting one-of-a-kind pieces with precious gemstones and that’s what we give them,” says Pratiksha.

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