Historical Timeline:
Legacy of a rich heritage and tradition

1933


Brothers Rusi J. Gazdar and Dinshah J. Gazdar launch Gazdar, making it the first commercial retailer of the finest gems and jewellery to be established at the landmark Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

1933: Launch of Gazdar

1942: Austrian and Sri Lankan jewellery craftsmen are employed

1942

Austrian and Sri Lankan jewellery craftsmen are employed in our manufacturing facility, along with the Indian jewellery artisans.


1952


Gazdar makes its debut at Sotheby’s, the world-renowned auction, serving the most discerning clientele from across the globe.

1952: Gazdar makes his debut at Sotheby.

1955: Modern jadau designs added to the collection.

1955

Modern jadau designs add an extra sparkle to an already distinguished collection of fine jewellery.


1961


Gazdar displays its remarkable array of jewellery as a part of an elite fashion show held in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The collection boasted some of India’s finest and most opulent fabrics and jewels.

1961: an elite fashion show.

1965: Gazdar is graced by the princely patronage.

1965

Gazdar is graced by the patronage of the princely states of Jaipur, Gwalior, Baroda, Bikaner, Patiala and Hyderabad


1974


Mr. Dinshah Gazdar, recognizing Mr. Dharmendra Gandhi’s expertise and vision, begins a joint venture with him.

1974: A New venture

1978: Nizam of Hyderabad

1978

Gazdar acquires exclusive jewellery from the Nizam of Hyderabad, and earns the accreditation of Evaluator for royalty and society’s most elite.


1990


Mr. Dharmendra Gandhi takes over the reins of the company and continues the legacy of creating timeless pieces of art.

1990: Dharmendra Gandhi

2004: diamond clip brooch

2004

Gazdar jewellery earns the honour of being displayed at Christie’s, the world’s first fine auctioneer, where its magnificent jewels, especially the emerald and diamond clip brooch became the subject of great admiration.


2008


Gazdar returns to Sotheby’s with another stunning collection, of which the most distinctive was the diamond and sapphire bracelet mounted in gold and platinum.

2008: diamond and sapphire bracelet mounted in gold and platinum

2011: ruby and diamond necklace

2011

The legacy of Gazdar continues to be applauded at Christie’s with the timeless elegance of a ruby and diamond necklace set to perfection.


2014


A brooch with an oval sapphire surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 40 carats and created by Gazdar is the highlight of this year’s auction at Christie’s.

2014: brooch with an oval sapphire