'This lavishly illustrated book lifts the shroud of mystery from a man The New York Times has called 'a leading figure in design known only to cognoscenti.' Working with the world's rarest jewels, the late A.V. Shinde decorated everyone from the Queen of England to Madonna. Shinde Jewels traced the life of Shinde from the first two decades of his sixty-five year career designing for the fabled Maharajas of India to traveling the world as head designer for the diamond legend Harry Winston. Based on three years of intimate conversations with A.V. Shinde and featuring previously unpublished photographs and designs, Shinde Jewels offers an insider's account of the creation of the world's most famous jewelry.
A.V. Shinde was not just the subject of my book, but also my mentor and teacher. As his only authorized biographer, I continue to work to authenticate his work and record his contribution to the field of jewelry design.