Known for his understated elegance, Indian couturier Rohit Bal has collaborated for the first time with the artisans and crystal cutters of the Czech Republic and Slovakia to create an exclusive crystal collection.

The designs, shapes and motifs of the offerings are all in the classic Rohit Bal styles — from lotus gardens to dancing peacocks — full of the ace designer’s inimitable style and a very strong Indian sensibility. The line lends itself to European craftsmanship and hand-cut crystals of the finest quality.

“This collection is very close to my heart. It is a perfect blend of a strong Indian sensibility and an incredible European heritage of fine handmade crystal. The combination works magically,” Bal said in a statement.

The line is made of 24 per cent lead crystal and is completely handmade by the artisans and crystal cutters of Bratislava.

It varies from limited edition tableware to collectible ornamental objects that include bowls, vases, tea sets, platters, salvers, vases and urns. The borders and bases have been crafted in 24 carat gold and the pure platinum.

On offer is also an affordable tableware range in the form of glasses – champagne flutes, red wine and white wine glasses, water goblets, tumblers for whisky and decanters all in crystal.