Gazdar was established in 1933 in the city of Mumbai by brothers Rusi and Dinshah Gazdar. They situated their boutique inside the Taj Mahal Hotel and established a manufacturing facility where they employed top craftsmen from Austria, Sri Lanka and India. They built their specialty in ‘jadau’ a beautiful technique that dates back to the Mughal period. This technique was perfected by Iranian and Indian craftsmen and soared in popularity. These pieces are uniquely identifiable by using polka or polki cut diamonds which effectively are rose cut diamonds set upside down and foilbacked! The pieces also often contained a meenakari engraving on the back. Their unique style and craftsmanship attracted the attention of the Nizam as well as the Royal families of Indian states such as Patiala and Baroda. In 1990 the business passed to Dharmendra Gandhi who had been working with the Gazdars since the 1970s.