Jaipur's Gem Palace
The finest antique and modern jewelry
Loose stones and strings of faceted spinels, aquamarines, citrines, amethysts, rubies, emeralds, smoky and lemon topaz, peridots, pink and green tourmalines, and sapphires—all can be custom-crafted into one-of-a-kind necklaces, rings, bracelets, or pins in a few hours at Jaipur's legendary Gem Palace, presided over by jeweler Sanjay Kasliwal. It's an essential stop for travelers in search of the finest antique and modern jewelry. One highlight: a 22-karat gold bracelet by Parisian designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac that sparkles with rose-cut diamonds "floating" along its gold filaments ($8,000). M. I. Road, Jaipur 302001, India; 91-141-374175; fax 91-141-373586.