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Bhagat today is widely recognised as one of the most inventive contemporary jewellers of our time. Based in Mumbai, Bhagat works with a strictly limited but opulent palette of gemstones, tirelessly travelling the world in search of the rare and important material needed to manufacture their intricate and exquisite creations. Each unique jewel is made by hand, fewer than 60 are produced each year. The essence of Bhagat’s originality lies in the manner in which they unite classical Indian forms and motifs with a contemporary sensibility that, whilst it combines aspects of East and West, is entirely international.
Now in its fourth and fifth generations, Bhagat is run by Viren along with his two sons, Varun and Jay. In recent years, their works have been exhibited globally at the Kremlin State Museum in Moscow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Lot 265, this stunning pair of ruby and diamond ear-clips, draws inspiration from the sacred Indian lotus flower. This lotus flower can be seen on 15th and 16th century ottoman ceramics (see illustration below). This very clever reinterpretation of history through another timeless design continues to inspire collectors and professionals alike.