In my experience, the taste of royalty is addictive and Rajasthan is so magical, it only brings you closer to its lavish culture. The state has a charm that makes you want to leave your comfortable bedrooms to travel and shop. And when it comes to precious pieces of jewellery, Jaipur takes the cake. Even if you rarely wear a jewel, it's impossible to not notice and love Deepika Padukone's jewellery in Padmaavat.
Not exaggerating at all but the city brings you a variety of creations including Silver, Thewa, Kundan, Meenakari and Jadau jewellery. Thinking about the looks already? Here are a few places you can buy the best jewellery from in Jaipur.
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Owned by the Kasliwal family, The Gem Palace has been attracting royals from all over the world since 1852. And the family has been designing for the kings since the 16th century. From Princess Diana and Prince Harry to the First lady Indira Gandhi, everyone has been impressed by the craftsmanship of their jewellery.
If you're looking forward to investing in some diamond, Kundan or silver jewellery, The Gem Palace will have just the right masterpiece for you. It's the most reputable place to get your jewellery from. Traditional, vintage and contemporary, whatever you are looking for, the 8th generation of the family will take care of all your needs.
Address: Shop No. 348, MI Road, Jayanti Market, New Colony, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
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Hotel Pearl Palace has a jewellery shop in its Peacock rooftop restaurant which sells a diverse variety of sterling silver jewellery and gemstones along with other traditional gift items. The jewellery they sell comes with a money back guarantee so that's a good deal, right? Prices are reasonable. However, the shop only opens from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. so you might want to keep that in mind. The hotel is known to be one of the most cherished budget accommodation so if you are visiting Jaipur, you can stay there as well.
Address: 51, Hathroi Fort, Hari Kishan Somani Marg, Ajmer Road, Near Vidhakpuri Police Station, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
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Get ready to enter the 'real' pink city! Johari Bazaar is probably the most colourful market you'll ever see. The name of the market itself means 'the market of the jewellers'. Along with the juttis, leather bags, handmade bags, lamps, Gota Patti, bandini saris, leheriya saris and lehengas, you'll find your jewellery and gemstones here. You'll find a lot of variety in Johari Bazaar - precious stones, semi-precious stones, gems, handmade necklaces and bangles and jewellery with a limited warranty.
You'll be spellbound by the plethora of choices and colours this market will bring you. You'll find a lot of options in kundan and meenakari work. So if you have a day or a few hours to take a stroll, don't miss Johari bazaar, Gangori bazaar and Bapu bazaar area. If you are looking for gemstones in specific, ask for Gopalji ka rasta. You'll find a lot there. The market is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Tripolia Bazaar is another colourful market you would love to visit. The market is best known for spices and lac bangles. If you are specifically visiting the market for the bangles and other jewels, ask for 'Maniharo ka rasta'. That's exactly where you'll find your jewellery. You'll also find a variety of bandhini saris, designer carpets and brassware here so, happy shopping! Tripolia Bazaar is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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People from all over the world have shown faith in the quality of the jewels they bought from New Maharaja Gem Palace. The shop is well-known to keep a variety of designs. From Victorian pieces to custom-made rings, everything is provided based on the buyer's need. New Maharaja Gem Palace shop is not difficult to locate as it's in the market right opposite to Hawa Mahal. The owners of the shop, Mathur and Whisky are extremely welcoming and humble. They are known to do fair business since 1983 so, with them, you know you are in trusted hands.
Address: Shop No.1 Pandey Market Opposite Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
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If you're looking for something contemporary yet royal, go to Tholia's Kuber. They have some great options in handcrafted Jadau, enamel and Kundan neckpieces that will give you the Maharani feels but with a modern twist.
Address: Tholia Building, M.I.Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
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Many people look at jewellery as an investment more than just an ornament that enhances the beauty that you already are. Solid gold, sterling silver, platinum and gemstone jewels always take the front seat in this case. Having said that, fine jewellery brands are the best and safest destination for you. And lucky for us, Jaipur is packed with fine jewellery brands. A few stores you certainly would want to pay a visit are Amrapali Jewels, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewels, Motisons Jewellers, PC Jewellers and Kalyan Jewellers.
All the fine jewellery brands often provide jewellery for historical dramas like Jodha Akhbar, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Manikarnika and so on. So that's a bonus!
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Heard about haathi daant ka chura? Didn't want to end the article without talking about it. It's considered auspicious for weddings and denotes Lord Ganesha. Ivory ornaments with intricate carvings have always been popular. It used to be a gift to a Rajasthani bride from her in-laws after the marriage. The tradition has been there for ages. However, the government decided to limit the production of ivory ornaments and for good reason. I too do not encourage the purchase of ivory products. But if you visit the old city side of Jaipur, you might see women wearing the ivory chura which has been passed on to them from their families.
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