Riddhima Kapoor Sahni issues apology after being accused of plagiarising design for jewellery brand

FP Staff

Nov 27, 2018 11:10:58 IST

Designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, sister of Ranbir Kapoor, who had launched a festive jewellery line under her label, R Jewellery, has apologised for allegedly plagiarising a design of  Japanese entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto. Riddhima took to Instagram and shared her apology.


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DietSabya, the anonymous Instagram account dedicated towards exposing imitations, appropriations and plagiarism relating to fashion, posted a side by side comparison image of Riddhima's design versus Kokichi Mikimoto's diamond and pearl earrings, remarking that the cultured pearls looked identical.

 

 

 

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The legendary Kokichi Mikimoto is known in the pearl world as the ‘King of Pearls’. His ‘cultured pearls’ —patented in 1916 — is a benchmark for the industry at large. So, naturally ‘Jewellery designer of the year’, @riddhimakapoorsahniofficial couldn’t help herself from selling the iconic Mikimoto pearl and diamond earrings under her namesake label. If this is not #gutsontoast, we don’t know what is! . . #gandi #dietsabya #copy # #riddhimakapoorsahni #mikimoto #mikimotopearls A post shared by Diet Sabya (@dietsabya) on

Hours later, Riddhima issued a statement, aplogising for not crediting Kokichi Mikimoto, the original creator and founder of luxury pearl company Mikimoto.

Kapoor currently works as the creative head of R Jewellery.

Updated Date: Nov 27, 2018 11:13:06 IST