The Kasliwals have now been acclaimed jewelers for seven generations. Though It is known that the family first came to Jaipur in 1728, the remaining history of The Gem Palace has been lost in the mists of time. During that era, the Maharaja of Jaipur was intent on building a modern city that was to become a centre of excellence. As well as attracting the country’s highest intelligen- tsia, the Maharaja invited the finest artists and craftsmen from all over India to help build his now famous ‘pink’ city. It was then that The Kasliwals were appointed as the official Crown Jewellers.
At first, the family operated within the walls of the City Palace, but beginning in 1852, when the Maharaja began to expand the city, the Kasliwal family moved to a patch of land outside the palace compound and established The Gem Palace on the site where it remains to the present day.