Established in 1880 as the house of Satramdas Dhalamal, the brand 'RAJ MAHTANI' gives a contemporary spin to traditional Mughal design to create sensational bespoke drama, Satramdas Dhalamal counted the royal houses of Patiala, Baroda, Mysore, Nepal and Hyderabad among his clients. Fast forward to 2000, his great great grandson wanted to take the family business to an international platform—and thus, Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels was created. From crafting masterpieces for the monarchs to collaborating with couturiers like Anamika Khanna and Roberto Cavalli for shows across the globe, this five-generation jewellery house has clearly come a long way. Under Mahtani’s patronage, the story of this label continues with their newest line of statement-making pieces,Though he’s best known for his more-is-more aesthetic, today, Raj Mahtani brings minimalism to the mandate. “My time in Europe, its art and architecture, have been a great source of inspiration to me over the years. I’m also heavily influenced by the Ottoman and Mughal eras,” he adds. Drawing from those references he creates statement pieces with structural detailing. “The result is a ‘made in India’ product that caters to a global audience. Just like the Raj Mahtani woman, who is bold, confident in her own skin and always trying something new,” he says. He also lists eminent collaborations with the likes of Tarun Tahiliani, Roberto Cavalli and Diane von Furstenberg on his portfolio.