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Niharika Momtaz’s 1972: A Tale of Timeless Elegance and Artistry in Couture Jewelry

In the ever-evolving landscape of the jewelry industry, innovation and craftsmanship intertwine to redefine luxury. Step into the enchanting world of 1972 a couture jewelry destination founded by Niharika Momtaz, a highly successful and globally acclaimed serial entrepreneur from Bangladesh, whose creative touch has left a distinct impact on jewelry, textile design, sculpting, and beyond.

Having experimented with various business verticals, including her own clothing label, it was the artistic allure of jewelry that truly sparked her passion. In 2013, armed with a modest capital of 6,900 dirhams borrowed from her husband, she boldly stepped into the jewelry business. Remarkably, following her inaugural show, she promptly repaid the borrowed funds, signalling the start of an extraordinary journey.

1972, today, is not just a collection of exquisite jewelry pieces, each piece reflects Niharika’s journey of entrepreneurship, a genuine manifestation of artistry, determination, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

Discover jewelry that reflects a vibrant fusion of cultural richness and masterful artistry

Niharika’s designs for 1972 are a captivating blend of tradition and modernity, each piece telling a story of vibrant aesthetics. Intricately handcrafted by skilled artisans in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, these exquisite creations come to life in gold, silver, copper, brass, or a fusion of metals. Adorned with precious, semi-precious, and lab-developed stones, each piece exudes sheer class.

Imagine a showstopper supermodel stealing the spotlight at Tiffany’s Red-Carpet Week in Cannes, draped in a mesmerising Jeweled Stole.

At Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria, the runway showcased 1972’s “Love & Promise” men’s jewelry collection, seamlessly blending art, culture, and history in every piece.

Milano Jewelry Week witnessed two pieces from another stunning collection from 1972, including the “Heritage Treasure” collection inspired by the architecture of UAE and Bangladesh. Niharika launched ‘Heritage Treasures’ collection in collaboration with Dubai Culture, featuring 16 intricately crafted pieces, including necklaces and earrings, all handcrafted in 92.5 silver and adorned with precious stones.

The “Wedding Collection,” promises rich and classy bridal jewelry to add an extra layer of glamour. For those with unique tastes, 1972 offers bespoke jewelry through full-service capabilities, including a sustainable lead and nickel-free jewelry line.

Also indulge in a celestial showcase of style with Chokers, Necklaces, Bangles, Earrings, Finger Rings, and more. Each piece is a sparkling star where elegance and craftsmanship converge, inviting you to explore a universe of sophisticated adornments.

Creating a brand sparkling with enchanting craftsmanship and smart technology

The 1972 jewelry portfolio has captivated a legion of clientele. Eager to extend the brand’s reach, Niharika, orchestrates Trunk Shows thrice a year in Dhaka and a permanent annual showcase in Chittagong, with plans to expand into other Middle East countries. The bridal jewelry line has also delighted clients in Canada, Australia, and the USA.

Known for crafting show stopping jewellery pieces, Niharika has added a digital twist – turning them into NFTs! A recent auction saw quite a buzz when a Phygital (Fashion NFT + Physical piece), sold at the LUXE VERSE NFT AUCTION hosted at the Museum of The Future. Notably, Niharika holds the distinction of being the first Bangladeshi designer to venture into the realm of fashion NFT.

At Cannes, Niharika’s designs adorned supermodels who were the faces of both Tiffany and Versace in the same year. Her creations also graced the winners of the Miss Wheelchair World competition.

Looking ahead, Niharika envisions her jewelry making a splash at leading red-carpet events such as London Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week, and Colombo Fashion Week. Her aspiration is to see fashionistas and celebrities alike flaunt her creations, turning heads and dazzling the runway with the distinctive allure of 1972’s exquisite pieces.

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