Discover the riches of the Mughal Empire!
Thanks to DISCOVERY Gems, and accompanied by Charline Coupeau and Céline Gaslain-Leduc, from the research department HISTOIRES DE CARATS, both PhDs in Art and Jewelry History, you will discover the riches of the Mughal Empire through its architecture, its art, its history and of course its exceptional jewelry pieces, in the heart of Rajasthan.
You will be welcomed in Jaipur, and you will follow daily lectures in Art History, gemology. You will be able to visit the Taj-Mahal and meet the jewelry merchants, who once supplied the great houses of the Place Vendôme and the Maharajas.
To make the most of your stay, you will be accommodated in a hotel**** of Mogul style, in the heart of the city.
Exclusive programme also possible for groups of less than 15 people throughout the year. (upon request)
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Day 1 : Pick up from Jaipur airport early in the day, check into your hotel and visit the city.
Day 2 : Lecture on " The Origins of the Mughal Empire" and gemology, followed by a departure for the Hawa Mahal, where you will start your visit to the traders, and also discover the Jaipur gem museum, one of the most important in the world.
Day 3 : Lecture on " Art and History of the Mughal Empire", then departure for Johari Bazar, to visit the gem traders. Jaipur being the world capital of the gemstone trade.
Day 4 : Departure for the city of Agra and the visit of the Taj-Mahal, followed by a conference on "India and French Haute-Jewelry,” return in the evening to Jaipur.
Day 5 : Visit to the famous jeweler's shop "GEM PALACE,” owned by the Kasliwal family, the jeweler of stars and maharajas. Relax in afternoon, then transfer to Jaipur airport for your return to Europe.
This rate includes: transfers to and from Jaipur airport, accommodation at the Nirbana Heritage and SPA Hotel **** in a single room, breakfasts, ground transportation, entrance fees for the monuments mentioned, guides, gemological lectures given by DISCOVERY Gems, the original conferences conceived and realized by the research department HISTOIRES DE CARATS with the original creation " Des Heures Indiennes "which is composed of 3 original conferences highlighting" The Origins of the Mughal Empire " (XVIth century), " The Art and History of the Mughal Empire " (17th to 19th century) as well as "India and the French Haute-Joaillerie" (XIXth to XXth century), the whole of the visits, and the expenses of file.
This price does not include: the international flight from your country of origin (Return flight from Paris from 400 €/person), lunches, dinners, drinks, visa fees (about 40$ USD), personal expenses and additional stone purchases, tips and taxes, as well as individual insurance.
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Trained as a jeweler and gemologist at GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gemstones. Fascinated by stones since his childhood, he never ceases to carry you away in his world of colors and unique journeys.
With more than 20 years of experience in jewelry and gemology, as a trader for the most exclusives jewelers at Place Vendôme in Paris and with artisan jewelers between Asia and France, he puts all of his trading experience and expertise at your service
Gemmologist graduated from Gem-A in 2010, Ingrid invites you to discover the fascinating world of gemstones. Passionate about stones and travelling since childhood, she will take you into a world of shimmering shades, offering gemological initiations.
In association with jewelers and traders, this allows her to create exceptional jewelry with a wide choice of quality stones.
Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.