Creativity takes courage” said French artist Henri Matisse. Once you make your way through Dutta’s on Southern Avenue, you would realise the importance of the saying because this lifestyle space is all about exquisite carvings on stones that will blow your mind away. Spread across 3,500sq ft (approx), this space is a treasure trove for people who have a taste for unique sculptures intricately carved out of precious and semi-precious stones like emerald, agate, quartz, jasper, tourmaline, ruby and amethyst. The store houses a beautiful jewellery collection too, called Akshita!
“The jewellery sets that we have are only one piece, you wouldn’t find the same design again. In a market where only gold jewellery is everywhere we wanted to offer something unique, so we decided to create using multiple precious stones in the piece along with gold and diamonds,” said father-son duo Samirendra Nath Dutta and Arijit Dutta, owners of Dutta’s.
If you want to do up your house, office space, there are many motifs to choose from — tribal and modern art, motifs like shisha, Ganesha, Buddha and gymnasium postures et al. “We have been doing this for 15 years, so all the designs and choosing of stones are all self-inspired. We source the precious stones mostly from countries like Italy, Afghanistan, Peru, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil,” said Samirendra.