Descendants of Mukhamal Gokalchand located in main Chandni Chowk, founded during the tumultuous times of the British Raj in the early twentieth century and patronised by the neighbouring residents of the glorious Havellis and prosperous traders of Civil Lines comprising the social elite of those times.
By the early 50s a branch of the family started Mukhamal Ramnarain Jewellers in the now trendy Connaught Circus patronised by central and south Delhi’s socialites and style icons like Teji Bacchan, visiting heads of State and royalty residing nearby in Lutyens Delhi.
In the early 80s, Rakesh Khanna the youngest of the family, gifted with a flair for design, now set up a jewellery boutique at the Chanakya Cinema in Chanakyapuri as a tribute to the generations of family jewellers. He styled bespoke jewellery and attracted diplomats and the discerning south Delhi elite. Soon he was singled out to represent design at The Festival Of India at the Cooper Hewett museum in N.Y., U.S.A. His displays were inaugurated by the legendry Jackie Kennedy Onasis. He rubbed shoulders with His Excellency the Duke of Edinburough, The Maharani of Jaipur , Heads of State and Diplomats.
De Beers Award
Rakesh Khanna won the De Beers diamond International Award in an international contest and was hailed by the Press as the man with the golden touch.
Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri
Nipun Khanna following his father’s footsteps brought a fresh wave of creativity to the enterprise. An excellent product designer and an aesthete by nature, Nipun opened a new manufacturing unit to meet the growing demands of the business and to maintain the exclusivity of fine jewellery. Now located at the iconic Ashok hotel in Chanayapuri, Rakesh Khanna and Nipun Khanna set aside the weather beaten and introduced a new vocabulary of modern design in jewellery.