The Jewel of Mumbai\nW’s associate jewelry editor heads to Mumbai, India, to explore the city’s sites, premium jewelry stores, and more. Tag along on her decadent trip.\nWhen I first arrived in Mumbai, the glamorous interiors of the historic Taj Mahal Palace hotel immediately transported me to another era. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nAfter taking off our shoes, we entered this Hindu temple where the priest lit incense and tied bracelets on our wrists while praying. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nThe Bombay canteen has a great list of cocktails and a menu full of street food-inspired cuisine. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nMarigolds were all over India! \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nIn the midst of monsoon season, locals of Mumbai casually walked around with umbrellas waiting for the onslaught of sudden rain. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nThere’s no way to avoid shoe shopping at the local street market. I bought several pairs. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nThis little statuette of Ganesha—the Hindu God of wisdom, knowledge, and new beginnings—was spotted all over. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nWe saw Nirav Modi’s billboard as we head to his workshop to check out his design and stone cutting process. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nThe beautifully delicate Fluire rings, which consist of white and yellow diamonds, were a treat to try on. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nSome of the pieces from Nirav Modi’s collection take years to design and perfect. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nAll the beautiful colorful cabochon stones that make up Modi’s tutti frutti necklace. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nNirav Modi explains how a diamond could be worn every day. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nFrom yellow to purple diamond rings, I was like a kid in a candy store. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nAt his store in Mumbai, Nirav Modi had me try on his diamond and tanzanite necklace. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nThe Burmese ruby in this collection is described by jewelers as “pigeon red.” \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.\nWearing three diamond bracelets felt like ultra glamorous armor. \n\nPhoto by Demetrius Fordham.