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Inside the Glamorous Lives of the Kasliwal Clan, the First Family of Indian Jewelry

We toured Jaipur, one of India's most beautiful cities, with the Kasliwal clan.
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Siddharth Kasliwal of Munnu the Gem Palace is bringing the grand traditions of Indian jewelry into the 21st century. He and his family gave us an unforgettable tour of their home city.

A Visit to the Elephant Sanctuary


Siddharth, his younger brother Sammarth, and Jana Pasquel, president of the Gem Palace, at Jaipur's elephant sanctuary, which helps rescue abused animals.

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Siddharth Kasliwal


Siddharth in front of a photograph of his father, the late Munnu Kasliwal, which hangs in his private jewelry atelier.

The Amber Fort

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Siddharth, Samarth, and Pasquel arrive for a candlelit dinner at the Amber Fort, one of Jaipur's best-known landmarks.

Sammarth Kasliwal

Sammarth gets ready for a night out.

Dinner at Fort Amber

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A dinner for close friends at the Amber Fort.

Catching Up

Pasquel and Siddharth's mother Kalpana Kasliwal.

Necklaces from Munnu The Gem Palace

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Pasquel and Siddharth's mother Kalpana Kasliwal.

Pasquel at Sujhan Rajmahal Palace

An Original 1931 Studebaker

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Part of Siddharth's car collection.

Sujan Rajmahal Palace



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Sujan Rajmahal Palace, the former home of the Mahraja of Jaipur, is now a boutique hotel celebrated for its contemporary design.

Hand-blocked Scarves at Andraab


A Tuk-Tuk Ride


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Pasquel rides a tuk-tuk in the garden of Munnu's country house.

This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Town & Country U.S. This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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