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'Diamond Jewelry from Jaipur' Opens in Ramat Gan

Apr 17, 2005 5:42 PM   By Carley Slot
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(Rapaport…April 14, 2005) The exhibition --Indian Legend...Diamond Jewelry from Jaipur-- will be open until July 15, 2005, at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in the heart of the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan.

Shmuel Schnitzer
The exhibit displays creations from jewelers of Jaipur, India, and were brought to Israel by Sudhir and Sanjay Kasliwal under the direction of Yehuda Kassif, managing director of Israel Precious Gems Exchange.

Visitors will find the collection holds traditional pieces from India and feature diamond jewelry --some of which is two centuries old-- worth approximately $5 million.

The jewelry belongs to the Kasliwal brothers who together own The Gem Palace, which was established in 1852, and remains one of the oldest jewelry firms in Jaipur.

The mayor of Ramat Gan, Zvi Bar, Charge d’Affairs of the embassy of India, Satish C. Metha, and the president of Israel's Diamond Exchange and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Shmuel Schnitzer, kicked off the exhibit on April 14th in Ramat Gan.

Tags: India, Israel, Israel Diamond Exchange, Jewelry
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