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Opening Session (Evening), 5.00 pm
Lisa Hubbard | Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence: The Anatomy of an Auction 
Viren Bhagat | In Conversation



Session 1
Hugo Miguel Crespo | Jewellery, Gem Cutting and Gem Trade in Portuguese Goa:
The Business Ventures of the Viceroy Francisco da Gama (1565-1632)

Wendell Rodricks | Goa: Land of the Birth of the World's First Indo-Western Fusion Style

Session 2

Jack Ogden | Diamonds from India: 2500 Years of Trade
John King | Symbols: The Unique World of Coloured Diamonds 

Session 3
Joanna Hardy |
Rubies, Emeralds and Jewels that Catch an Expert's eye
Deepthi Sasidharan | Through the Looking Lens: Examining Identity through Adornment in Early Indian Photography

Cynthia Meera Frederick | Hallmarks of Indian Kingship: Iconic Head Ornaments of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala 

Session 4
Manu S Pillai |
God’s Mortal Regents: Travancore’s Maharajahs and the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Usha Balakrishnan | Treasuries of the Gods and Idioms of Adornment: Across the Southern Route

Session 5

Closing Panel Discussion - Speaker TBA

*Note: Schedule is subject to change. 




Saffronart Dialogues in Art

Since 2000, Saffronart has not only led the market, but also fostered an environment of innovation and thought leadership within the arts and cultural arenas. As part of this focus, Saffronart created Dialogues in Art – a platform for discussion, education and exchange on ideas, concepts and scholarship.

Saffronart Jewellery Conference

In 2017, the company hosted the first jewellery conference of its kind to be held not only in India, but also globally. With the subcontinent being a key nodal point for jewels and jewellery over the last several centuries, it is only fitting that the discussion and focus returns to India. Encouraged by the overwhelming response to our inaugural conference, we decided to organise a second edition, to be held in October 2019.


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