As Jaipur is the stone-cutting capital of the world, some of the most beautiful stones from mines all over the globe arrive to The Gem Palace to be cut and polished.  Munnu’s love for finding the most beautiful and special of stones led him to create a collection working with the metal platinum.  The strength of platinum allows for the securing of extraordinary stones in much finer, lighter settings than one could using the very soft 22K gold of the Mughal collections, or even the less soft gold and silver alloy used in the Indo-Russian collection.  Thus, the emphasis of the platinum collection becomes the stone.  The last piece Munnu created was a necklace of emerald beads like berries, set in platinum “branches” with leaves dotted with diamond dewdrops.

Read about the role talismans play in Munnu’s work.