When Stephen Plunkett found himself at Delhi Airport, after a business trip, to arrive back the day after his wife’s birthday, he did what any man with feelings of non-specific guilt would do and went into the first jewellery shop he could find to buy his way out of trouble. This being India, he bought his dearly beloved a ring. Luckily, she loved it. And so was hatched the seed of an idea. History does not relate the why’s and wherefore’s of it all, but several years later, in 2006, after innumerable trips to unpronounceable places in India, Mogodor was born. The name comes from that lovely old twenties song:
“There was a rich Maharajah from Mogodor,
He had ten thousand rupees and maybe more.
He had rubies and pearls and the loveliest girls
But he didn’t know how to do… the Rumba!”
While there are rubies and pearls in the collection, the majority of the gems are semi-precious, set into the purest Indian Silver.
The stones come from all over the world to be cut and polished in the mediaeval back streets of Jaipur, India. Jaipur has now become the second largest world center for stone cutting as well as jewellery making.
There is a bewildering variety of stones to fall in love with in this jewellery ~ amethyst, chalcedony, malachite, tiger’s eye, moonstone, jasper, jade, coral, turquoise, agates of all descriptions, a huge variety of pearls, ametrine, fluorite, prenite, iolite, citrine, smoky topaz, blue topaz and lemon topaz, rotile, opals in lots of different colours, lapis lazuli, labradorite, red and black onyx, and many, many, more.
The sights and colours of this magical land of India inspire many of the designs. If you buy something it will arrive in a cream and gold silk pouch or box, hand made in India!
So go ahead and treat yourself to a glittering bit of India!