The Gem Palace


The Gem Palace has stood proud as one of India's iconic jewelry houses for over one hundred and sixty years and the members of the Kasliwal family have maintained a lasting and relevant position in the jewelry trade since the 1700s; The Gem Palace has created heirlooms for emperors, kings, queens, presidents and film stars and continues to cater to the traditional and contemporary needs of jewelry buyers from across the globe. The story of the Kasliwal family dates back to the XVI Century, during the Mughal empire when the Maharajas, ‘great kings’of India, represented a vision of great splendor and magnificence. It was in the service of these

princely rulers, patrons of the arts both in India and throughout Europe, that the Kasliwals first established their status as legendary jewelers. A unique family of aesthetes, the Kasliwals are skilled jewelers and gem cutters who have passed an extraordinary artistry, craftsmanship and passion from generation to generation. Appointed court jewel makers by Maharaja Saway Jai Singh II of the Royal family of Jaipur and granted high honors by the British Crown, the Kasliwal family history is deeply intertwined with the history of their native India.

"It was a natural instinct to follow into the family trade, and I never looked back. For me, being a jeweler is in the blood

1700


COURT JEWELLERS

In the 1700 the Kasliwal family is invited by the royal family of Amber to be court jewellers in their new seat of Jaipur.

1852


FAMILY HAVELI

In the 1852 the Kasliwal move to a family-owned haveli on Mirza Ismail Road and open the flagship Gem Palace store.


The Family
Haveli

Nestled in Jaipur, The Gem Palace has become a transcendent destination, known worldwide for its rich and storied past. Sanjay Kasliwal is one of two broth- ers, the sixth generation of Kasliwals to take charge. Luckily, the company has remained agile enough to preserve its rich heritage throughout the years.

"It was a natural instinct to follow into the family trade, and I never looked back. For me, being a jeweler is in the blood"

1939


BRITISH VICEROY

In the 1700 the Kasliwal family is invited by the royal family of Amber to be court jewellers in their new seat of Jaipur.

1948


LORD MOUNTBATTEN

Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last viceroy od India, appoint The Gem Palace with hig honours.


The British
Raj

Between 1858 and 1947, the Indian subcontinent was under British rule in what is known as the British Raj. During this time there was a strong cultural exchange between Europe and India and The Gem Palace jewels were a great influence for important European jewelers. The Indian Maharajas also fell in love with European designs and used them to inform their creations.

1952


CENTURY ANNIVERSARY

In 1952 prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lady Mountbatten open the jewellery exhibition celebrating the 100 year anniversary.

 

1962


THE FIRST LADY

In 1962 Jackie Kennedy visits The Gem Palace

"It was a natural instinct to follow into the family trade, and I never looked back. For me, being a jeweler is in the blood"

1991


BRITISH ROYAL CROWN

In 1991 HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana visit The Gem Palace.

1993


SWEDISH ROYAL CROWN

In 1993 King Karl XVI Gustav of Sweden visits The Gem Palace.


The
Exibitions

The Gem Palace jewels have been displayed in exhibitions around the world. In 2001, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presented a stunning exhibition called “Treasury of the World: Jeweled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals.” In 2005, The Gem Palace was hosted by the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in Israel and in 2006 by the acclaimed Somerset House in London. Finally, in 2014, there was a beautiful display at the Kremlin Museum in Moscow.

2001


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM NYC

In 2001 Metropolitan Museum, New York exhibition of The Gem Palace Jewellery.

2005


H. OPPENHEIMER MUSEUM

In 2005 Harry Oppenheimer Diamond museum exhibition of The Gem Palace in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2006


SOMERSET HOUSE EXHIBITION

In 2006 the Gilbert Collection celebrated the Kasliwal family and their creations with the exhibition “The Treasures of The Gem Palace”.


New Paths

In 2007, The Gem Palace opened its first boutique in Turkey with ‘The Gem Palace Istabul’. In 2014, Sanjay Kasliwal opened a boutique in New York City at 971 Madison Avenue. This intimate store features warm, coral tapestried walls and dark wood accents and display cases, highlighting the brand’s origins in Jaipur

The new boutiques reflect the family tradition of craftsmanship but with a fresh new perspective. Today, The Gem Palace plans to introduce India to many other countries by opening new stores all around the world.

2007


THE GEM PALACE ISTANBUL

In 2007 The Gem Palace open its first boutique in Turkey

2014


SANJAY KASLIWAL NYC

2014 - opening of the Sanjay Kasliwal boutique at 971 Madison Avenue, New York.