Store Watch: The Big Door

To every fortress, there is The Big Door!
Aptly named, the recently launched store in Mumbai infuses the best of Indian jewellery, handcrafted home decor and heritage collectibles; The Big Door is an effort to make art and grandeur a part of your life. Spread across an area of 7500 sq. ft., each piece here is created exclusively and can be customized. And while the jewellery and interiors transport you to a richness of the Indian past, you will find that these magnificent pieces of art don’t demand atrocious prices and at the same time retain the desired value. Presented by Vivek Gupta and Sunita Gupta, a couple with a love for Indian heritage products, the store is located at the foot of Pali Hill and has been founded through the guidance and support of Sheeldhar Pande and Alok Mantri, promoters of Lifetime Group.

the big door,

The Big Door will house Mughal, Nizam and Rajput inspired jewellery from Ravi Jewels, Jaipur. Ravi Jewels is eponymously named after Ravi Ajmera, who hails from a family that has over three generations of experience in the craft of fine jewellery. Ranging from precious and semi-precious jewellery, set in gold, silver and silver- gold plated metal, to Victorian, polkis and jadau pieces, each of these mesmerizing creations is unique and design oriented. Extend your style statement to your abode, by visiting the interiors section of The Big Door! Each creation is a conversation piece sourced from all across the country and is the product of the aesthetic sensibility of Hemant Periwal who established Mayur Arts in Udaipur. Every home will have a story to tell when adorned with pure silver furniture inspired from the Raj period, marble fountains and jalis, traditional pichwai from Rajasthan, bronze work from South India, Persian calligraphic fauna, antiques and intricate woodwork. At The Big Door, you can have anything that your heart desires – even the ceiling with mirror-work and miniatures can be yours!

The Big Door,

The Big Door,

The significance of The Big Door harks back to the idea of an auspicious passage into a fortress, in this case a fortress of beauty. The logo for The Big Door is a blend of Indian motifs and is called The Conchflower. The Conchflower is inspired by the first greeting of welcome in any Indian household – the rangoli. Within its curves are the auspicious conch and a swastika.The collector’s items at The Big Door weave hidden tales, just like the logo. Let the designs do the talking as you indulge in some opulence. Look out for this brand new store in Khar and experience the richness of Indian heritage right at your doorstep!

Address: The Big Door, M Square, Plot No. 246, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Opp Dr. Ambedkar Statue, Khar (West), Mumbai – 400052. Contact: 9820282836

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Greek and Shiny

Usually Indian jewellery is synonymous with lots of intricately carved metal work and beautiful stone set in them. And why not, it is Indian tradition and heritage afterall. But to be honest, I am not much of a jewellery person, infact much to the dismay of my grandparents and family I hardly wear any jewellery. So even though I have tons of jewellery gifted to me over my years growing up (and more coming my way when I “finally” decide to settle down) I just never get down to wearing most of it. Even the rare occasion I do wear something for a wedding or formal event, it goes into my bag way before the event is over. Well much to my delight Zoya has come up with a new Greece selection which is intricate yet wearable for people like me who don’t like the really heavy stuff. Or maybe I am just partial cause I have had a fascination for Greece and Greek mythology from a very young age. (come on, did you ever see how hot the Gods were?) So I will definitely want to own one of these and maybe so should you.



Zoya is a chain of luxury diamond boutiques by Tata. It is both a product and a retail brand.The store deals in exquisite styled ranges, primarily in diamonds, apart from the traditional and fusion polki & kundan jewelry.Creating a new setting, form and design for diamonds, Zoya contemporarizes the famed iconography of the Greek medallion inspired design sensibility and interpreting it fashionably. Each elegantly crafted piece in the Greece Collection is an ode to Zoya’s journey, to share its own glorious story.