These Shops On Avenue Road Are A Treasure Trove Of Beads, Strings And Precious Stones

Right from ethnic clothes to jewellery and accessories, this place has everything with the best possible prices in town. There are beautiful hand knit bags, things you might need for your daily worship, costume jewellery stores and home decor. Nearly all big stores have jewellery makers sitting right outside stringing together necklaces. You can get jewellery making tools as well as beautiful beads for making your own jewellery here. You can also get it custom made instantly outside the shops in Raja Market. From semi precious stones to metal beads, you can get everything here. 

M U Motiwala, Avenue Road

This store has the most beautiful semi precious beads and stones available. Most of the stuff they sell is non Chinese and hence the pricing is high. Genuine strings of onyx, pearls, Rudraksh, topaz, coral etc. in different shapes and sizes are available. They also have a ready to wear section with a separate entry, right next door. Card payments are accepted.

#LBBTip: Take a good look at the display first and then ask for something specific that you may want. Fixed prices here, absolutely no bargaining.

Jewellery Shops

M.U. Motiwala


116, Sri Venkateshwara Market, Avenue Road, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru


Ratan Fancy Stores , Raja Market

This little store is located in the heart of Raja Market. But don’t get deceived by the size of the shop. They keep jewellery making tools, spools of threads and crimping beads. They also have a huge selection of Chinese agate strings, onyx, pearls and metal beads. So far I’ve seen the largest collection of oxidised, silver plated and gold plated beads at this store. They also keep pendants and costume jewellery elements that you can choose and get assembled outside the store. You need to go here with a broad agenda so that you can optimise the salesperson’s time coz their attention span is very limited and they have very little patience for confused individuals {speaking from past experience}. Card payment accepted with additional VAT charges.

#LBBTip: Bargaining is possible only for purchases usually more than INR 6,000-7,000.

Kunal Overseas, Raja Market

They have two stores in Raja Market. The one on ground floor has a lot of readymade jewellery, strings of Chinese beads, fancy laces and a few hair accessories too. There are three mezzanine floors here so the place is fairly spread out. You can even get packaging material like baskets, trays etc for trousseau gifting. They also keep leather strings in various colours. The second store is on the first floor of Raja Market. There’s a bigger selection of beads there so if you want to make your own jewellery don’t miss out on this store. Card payment accepted.

#LBBTip: The store on the first floor has more of a selection for jewellery makers so go there first and then go down to the ground floor one later. Fixed prices, so no bargaining.

Jaipur Gems, CT Street

This is yet another store that offers gemstones and beads. They also keep a lot of semi precious stuff that is non Chinese. Not everything they have is on display so you can ask for the specific stone string that you want and they will show it to you. They have a nice selection of ready-to-wear semi precious jewellery. Card payment accepted.

You will spot these small counters all over Raja Market. You can buy pendants and strings and the jewellers can make necklaces for you. They can also weave and attach thread strings to your necklaces in case you don’t want metal fasteners. Work happens instantly here and it’s cheap too. So go take a trip to Avenue Road soon and find your own treasures like I did mine. Happy Shopping!

#LBBTip: This store is a little hidden and just a few steps away from Motiwala. Enter from the Avenue Road for Motiwala and exit from the other side to reach this store.


Jaipur Gems


Shop 43 & 44, Venkatrayappa Lane, C. T. Street, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru