Almost coming full circle, jewellery designers are now blurring lines between masculine and feminine pieces, designing baubles that have no motive other than to adorn their wearers. One such jewellery designer, Lora Khan, from 6 Yards Story, has made space for male customers in her new collection, Aura. The seed for this idea was planted by one of her friends who sensed a gap in the market for jewellery that men could wear. After much deliberation, Lora decided to present genderless jewellery to her customers.
The government is set to withdraw a 5 per cent advance tax on the import of gold in the fiscal year of 2022-23 to encourage the import of the precious metal through formal channels and discourage smuggling.
Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association (BAJUS) threatens to close down all jewellery shops indefinitely if their three-point demand is not entitled in the upcoming annual budget.