Diamonds Fit For A Maharani

Jens Mortensen

Nirav Modi is set to become the next big thing in bijoux, proffering innovative jewels with Indian optimism.

Jewelry designer Nirav Modi is sitting in the plush, velvet-upholstered VIP room of his new boutique in Hong Kong’s 1881 Heritage shopping center. The store, his third in that luxury-obsessed city and eighth worldwide, is neighbored by such jewelry-world stalwarts as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. The relatively unknown Modi, 45 years old and based in Mumbai, is wearing the kind of inconspi...