HOW IT BEGAN…
Mehta Jewellery nurtures a rich legacy of over 100 years of excellence in the jewellery business.
The company traces its roots to 1910 when the late Bapalal Bhaichand Mehta established Bapalal Co. in Rattan Bazaar in erstwhile George Town, Madras. When his venture’s popularity as a jewellery retail house grew, he invited his teenage nephews and eldest brother’s sons — Surendra and Harindra Mehta — to join the business.
Under Bapalal’s mentorship, Surendra specialised in diamonds, while his brother, Harindra developed skills and passion for coloured gemstones and jewellery manufacturing. As the business grew, so did the brothers’ legendary expertise in diamonds, gemstones and jewellery manufacturing.
Tushaar studied metallurgy at IIT, Madras, and trained under his uncle, Harindra from whom he absorbed a keen eye for gemstones, and a passion for design and manufacturing – which continue to be respected hallmarks of Mehta Jewellery.
Abhay attended the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA). And under his father, Surendra’s tutelage, he learnt every nuance of the business, carrying forward the heritage of excellence in diamond selection, commitment to quality and keen attention to customer needs.
The scale of operations of Bapalal & Co., which encompassed diamonds, gold jewellery and silverware, expanded to include the younger generation. Surendra’s sons, Tushaar and Abhay, soon joined the family business.
In 1992, Surendra went on to establish an independent family venture, Mehta Jewellery, a name which continues to be synonymous with quality, trust and care in a design language that honours the past even as it keeps pace with changing fashions and trends. The Mehtas are trusted jewellers to well-known families in the region and take pride in their continued patronage—in many instances, over four generations.
With the march of time and the passing of Harindra, Tushaar, and Surendra, the legacy lives on under Abhay’s able leadership, capably supported by his wife, Niyati, and son, Akshay.
Over 110 years and counting, the brand has built a glowing reputation burnished by years of excellence in design, artisanship, customer commitment, and goodwill earned by offering nothing but the very best.
Mehta Jewellery’s showroom is situated on C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Chennai. There are no other branches.
MEHTA JEWELLERY TODAY
Mehta Jewellery continues to carry forward the heritage of the late patriarch, Surendra Mehta – of providing good (Raasi) diamonds complemented by excellence in design and manufacturing, which were the late Tushaar Mehta’s forte.
The company was the first to introduce platinum, white gold, and black diamonds in South India.
We began to export and exhibit jewellery in the 1980s in the USA and continue to cater to a considerable customer base there.
The company has manufacturing facilities in Chennai and Mumbai, as well as in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. We also source select jewellery from places such as Coimbatore, Kolkata and Delhi.
While the brand enjoys a long-standing reputation for its diamond jewellery, we also specialise in sourcing unique, high-quality gemstones; identifying and training craftspeople; and nurturing the jewellery-making skills and artisanship for which India is renowned.
The journey continues onward with the company embracing digital technology to design and craft jewellery and to be accessible to our customers.
There will be pivots in the times ahead but rooted by our legacy, Mehta Jewellery will continue to write new chapters. We invite you to be a part of our story.