The Kachwaha dynasty’s passion for perfection transcribed to this jeweled marvel called Jeypore- the kingdom of symmetrical planning and architecture.

We at symetree celebrate this sense of proportion through our innovative jewels and bespoke accessories that are passionatelyhandcrafted in Jaipur, inspired by its rich heritage and creative conceptualization.

inspiration

Jaipur, in spirit and soul, is that canvas of opulence which imbibes within itself the colours, the regalia and the detailing of all things artistic.

In the late 19th century- while the chowks and bazaars of Jaipur were bustling with trade, the pink gallis with their frescoed havelis were quietly blossoming into ateliers of ornate silversmithing and sculpting.

Design maestros like Gordon and architects like Colonel Jacob were obscurely working to build Jeypore as that design marvel which would keep inspiring the design world till centuries to come.

Jaipur with its signature Chhatris, curvaceous mehrabs, hand frescoed darwazas - all romantically submersed in the colour pink, spoke of a story of unparalleled hospitality and rich but subtle design aesthetics.

As we shifted our domain to Jaipur, the first inspiration story got translated into the architecture at Haritbagh, our design retreat

The Raj era ensured decline of mutual hostilities, hence the irrelevance of old fortified palaces gave way to Indo-Saracenic, Gothic and Baroque styles.

The celebrated Maharajas of Jaipur always had the flare of European architecture and design sensibilities. Now bestowed knighthood being photographed on pillared verandas with grand staircases and intricate capitols was the order of the day!

Symetree’s global headquarters in the Jaipur - the Haritsons Manor stands as a testimony to this grand changeover of regal masonry.

design journey

The design cauldron of Jaipur was brimming with the intermingled sensibilities of Rajput and Mughal persuasions. By the end of eighteenth century when the sun set on Mughal empire, Jaipur smoothly allied with the British to keep invasions at bay!

This wasn’t just a journey about dominion and political power but was also a beautiful epic on design, style and flamboyance. Of gem encrusted daggers, macho armours, durbar headgears and of all things which could possibly be styled...

Three years of our research in Jaipur unveiled a treasure trove of masked secrets.....which were now to become the cornerstone of our expedition called:
symetree.




The chronicle began with the preface called...’Half a milleni of Jaipur’s design journey’....getting richer with every milestone it crosses..

1400 - 1600 AD: the illustrious house of Jaipur is the hereditary head of the Kachwaha Rajputs, setting the footprint of the early palace diagrams. We document this era with our collection called
Nawalgarh.

1600 - 1800 AD: the dynasty rose to prominence under the Mughals and the blueprint of a fusion design handwriting was formed. Almas - e-nizam records this design journey and narrates it as a collection.

1800 - 2000 AD: history took a sharp turn when the sun set on the Mughal Empire and the Raj era was ushered in. Tijori as a collection archives the British influence on Jaipur style canvas. Design maestros like Gordon and architects like Colonel Jacob deserve special mention here and are tributed by us with the Gordon Jones collection and the Company Kitch collection respectively.


collection

Nawalgarh

Nawalgarh- the 18th century repertoire of art, design and grandeur -was the ostentatious abode of the Marwari trading community. Punting their fortunes on spices, cotton and jute, these turbaned traders had tasted magnificence and splendor by the virtue of their proximity to the British sahibs and the Maharajas...

...the town became an epitome of resplendence with its ornate havelis, intricate frescos, Belgian mirror works and secret basements. Needless to say was the port of nobel lineage in churning out billionaires. The rarest emerald, the finest basra and the heaviest zardozi- found its way to the hidden vaults of this desert fortress...


Sarpech

Sarpech was an exclusive privilege of the emperor and his entourage - the ultimate symbol of royal favour. Somewhat similar to the European orders, presentation of kalgi indicated imperial approval.

This plume shaped jewelled brooch typicallly facilitated the hanging of large pearls or emeralds. Since the Mughal era introduction, this jewel saw a radical transformation into an elaborate gem studded pattern for neck pieces, brooches, bajubandhs etc. Thereby transcending into the indispensable groom adornment


Timepieces

... as decades and centuries flew past the palace corridors of the ruling dynasties- surely time would have wanted to freeze!
Yes, it managed to get itself embedded into phenomenal heirloomsit’s

...not the hour that you put in but what you put in the hour that matters...” Ornamental piece, indicating great times gone by...



Vaidehi

Immortalized in the great epics - the kings of ancient India possessed extra - ordinary sacred powers. He was a prodigious archer, an indefatigable warrior and a benevolent ruler - and equally virtuous was the queen. Vaidehi or Sita was embodiment of the prescriptive moral code known to Hindu religion. Hence their compulsive inclusion in all forms of artistry, architecture and jewels. These uncompromised ornamentations were now seen as the divine link between the wearer and deity. The school of temple jewellery was just born.

An exquisite illustration of the tents of Hindu mythology exemplified through art and craftsmanship. The intense repousse patterns testify the epitome of the sacred artisanship of ancient India. The detailing of the radiant expression of the deities have always been interpreted as divine blessings by mortals and hence a subject of cautious execution...


ALMAS E NIZAM

A tribute to the Deccan sultans- the legendary connoisseurs of intricate detailling, secret craftsmanship and rarest jewels preserved tactfully by the generations of artisans of this plateau kingdom.

In these treasures, Mughal aesthetics, Deccani sensibilities and exquisite gems coalesce to reflect the ethos of a powerful an wealthy dynasty whose roots always remained entrenched in Mughal culture. The splendor of the collection lies in the regal dubars of the Deccan royalties with their huge Golconda polkis (uncut diamonds) and chunky Columbian emeralds garnished with tourmalines and pearls. Thier unique crown settings, parabs (straight flats), mukhlasi (faceted flats), the chilai (engraving) and chitai (repousse) techniques


Tijori

India- Eastern realm of wonders, has enchanted Europeans from time immemorial. Grandiose display of wealth enhanced the striking regality of the courts- national landscape, architect and art continued to cast a spell on the English sahibs. The cornucopia of precious stones a rocaded silks was now an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Alluring amalgamation of Indian craftsmanship: European style settings, alloys and faceting offered endless novelty. the story of western ...fascination with picturesque Indian jewelry- Tijori


Tirbari

That signature design element of Rajasthani architechture wherein 3 arched doors come consecutively. It generally encloses an open courtyard which is the melting pot of the daily cultural life- an amphi theatre of joint families!
To us this place holds that free feeling of celebration and joy that life brings in...brought to cherish under our collection rightly christened Tirbari.


Company Kitch

..Indian ethnic societies had their own set of evil eye charms guided by the Hindu mythology and common folklore.

Out of these the most common ones prove to be those of the combined princely states of Rajasthan. The wealth, power and success of the native was enough to demonstrate the authenticity of the amulets - made from usual elements of everyday life...

Later, the English Sahib’s patronage towards these was seen as an exotic souvenir of their lives in India. So the local taveej and nazarbattus gave way to the Anglo indian charms - who besides their magical properties of love, luck and protection- could have storylines which would be romantic, whimsical, witty or just glamorous!


Write Connection

The possession of the most impressive western luxury goods played a pivotal role in establishing the position of Indian royalty amongst themselves and vis-a-vis the paramount power... Classic Edwardian writing accessories in reposse silver on glass with gold trimmings and flushed gems. Symetree is proud to recreate old writing skills into a tribute called Write connection..

This vintage collection is handcrafted with the finest craftmanship techniques retaining its old world charm and includes detailed accessories like writing instruments, correspondence card, wax seals, blotter, embossed stationary etc...



On The Rocks

As a company we have been synonymous to mineral excavation, right from our inception. Mentioned above as milestones, our four decades of mining ventures narrate the journey of a raw stone which is destined to become a jeweled treasure!

Abu’l Fazl- vizier of the great Mughal emperor Akbar- wrote in Ain-e-Akbari- “…mines of diamond, rubies, gold, silver, copper, lead and iron abound…” on describing Hindoostan – the legendary land that had always drawn invaders towards its buried fortunes. These buried fortunes which have intrigued the world for centuries, now deserves its due credit. Our collection On The Rocks is a tribute to the same.


Gordon

In the late 19th century- while the chowks and bazaars of Jaipur were bustling with trade, the pink gallis with their frescoed havelis were quietly blossoming into ateliers of ornate silversmithing and sculpting.

Design maestros like Gordon and architects like Colonel Jacob were obscurely working to build Jeypore as that design marvel which would keep inspiring the design world till centuries to come. We feel privileged to restore the design aesthetics which are signature to Jaipur!