Still sorting your jewellery for your best friend’s wedding? While the bride has to stick to fine jewellery, you can go as adventurous as you wish with your choice. Shop for gorgeous semi-precious, artificial and silver jewellery at these 10 stores without burning a hole in your pocket. What’s more? You won’t need to tuck them away in a bank locker as they can be paired with regular Indian and Western wear too.
Nimai curates works of over 90 jewellery designers from all over India. The indigenous collection available on their website is distinctly artisanal – you can find handmade coloured glass jewellery, Meenakari, wooden ornaments, crystals, metallic pieces, and much more.
If you are a collector of silver jewellery, you would have surely heard of the brand ‘Apala’. Just like its name that means ‘most beautiful’ in Sanskrit, Apala’s collection is unique. We especially love their big, chunky tribal necklaces and matha tikas.
You’ll never wear a regular stone pin after looking at Benaazir’s amazing nose-pins collection. And even if you don’t have a nose piercing, you can get a clip-on version. The brand mainly works with silver metal, adding pops of colour with enamel paint and semi precious stones. Their tribal bracelets and anklets are worth checking out too.
Karigari keeps it simple, offering ethnic designs at affordable prices. Its website has over 2,000 varieties of earrings alone.
Symetree specialises in festive, temple jewellery that can be worn outside a wedding function too. It works with pearls, kundan and semi precious stones to create chunky cuffs, big chandelier earrings and many more distinct pieces.
6. Suhana Art and Jewels
You can shop for big and bold matha pattis, paasas and jhumkas at Suhana’s Art and Jewels store in Shahpur Jat. They also customise designs for you.
Unniyarcha draws its inspiration from the mythical Mahabharata. Its latest collection is designed like bows, arrows, chariots, spears and swords, forged with 18k-gold plating and enamel work.
Even though mainly a clothing store, Ogaan’s artificial jewellery collection is worth a dekko too. It curates artisanal pieces from different designers on its website.
As the name suggests, Quirksmith has a lot of sassy and fun pieces of jewellery. Its ‘nakhrewali’ nose-pin and the ‘5-paisa’ silver earrings are the most popular.
This brand certainly does NOT believe in the ‘less is more’ adage. Each of its pieces will set you apart from the crowd.
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