Heads Up: Your Guide to Maang Tikas in the City

Ipsita posted on 22 December

Earrings and neckpieces are so passe; now maang tikkas, passas, jhoomars, and borlas are all the rage. In keeping with the times, we went digging a little deeper to find where in the city we can get our hands on them.

Mirraw

With over 1,200 options to choose from, the collection of maang tikas available at Mirraw is rather impressive. You can find beautiful jhoomars, kundan passas, something very elaborate {or very simple} here to match your ethnic wear. We especially like that they have many options across a range of prices.

Price: Starting at INR 270 and going up to INR 10,000

Accessories

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Meena Bazaar

Known primarily for their suits and sarees, Meena Bazaar now sells artificial jewellery, including some pretty headpieces. We suggest you head out to one of the stores instead of shopping online, just for the sake of variety and ease of trial. The SAs at the Lajpat Nagar store in particular, are very sweet and patient.

Price: Starting at INR 1,200 {approx.}

Clothing Stores

111/112, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

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Pernia’s Pop Up Shop

Looking for a headpiece that really stands out? Pernia’s Pop Up Shop stocks a collection of passas, maang tikkas, and borlas by brands and designers such as Matsya, Mrinalini Chandra, and Rohita & Deepa, that are stunning enough to make you go weak in the knees {or head}.

Price: Starting at INR 3,500

Celestial

If you’ve been in Delhi for a while and love your silver jewellery, you’re very likely to be aware of this popular store. If you want to mix things up a bit and choose something apart from the usual maang tikas with kundan and pearls {which they stock as well, btw}, this could be a great alternative.

Price: Starting at INR 2,000 for silver maang tikas

Jewellery Shops

M-71, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

Indiatrend

If you like a good variety to choose from while you shop, the collection at Indiatrend should not disappoint. They have many jhoomers, mathapattis, and borlas you can browse through and pick from.

Price: Starting at INR 700 {approx.}

Amrapali

A haven for jewellery hoarders, Amrapali’s got a selection of gold-plated silver headpieces that are nothing short of stunning. If you’re looking to go the solely silver route, check out the Chandrika collection.

Price: Starting at INR 825

Jewellery Shops

39-A, Khan Market, New Delhi

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Suhana Art n Jewels

Tucked away in a corner of Shahpur Jat, Suhana’s Art n Jewels houses tons of jhoomers, mathapattis and maang tikkas. Best part? They customise pieces the way you want.

Price: Starting at INR 550

BG’s

Probably the most popular artificial jewellery store in Delhi, this one has a lot of variety kundan maang tikkas. While the designs are not really extraordinary or super unique, the quality is pretty good for the price you pay.

Price: Starting at INR 1,000 {approx.}

Accessories

D-43, 1st Floor, South Extension 1, New Delhi

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Nimai

The curator of eclectic, lesser-known jewellery brands, Nimai stocks up on pieces that are anything but ordinary. They’re always adding and changing their list of designers, so you can expect to find something different every time you visit them.

Price: On request

Jewellery Shops

416, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

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Craftsvilla

The website doesn’t have the best interface, so shopping here may not be a great experience, but they do have a lot of options ranging from kundan & pearl mattha pattis to silver filigree headpieces.

Price: Starting at INR 150 and going up to INR 10,000

Jewels by Preeti Mohan

The collection of jhoomers by Preeti Mohan are absolutely gorgeous. They use a bronze sheen in gold plating their pieces, which looks much better than the yellow plating we are used to seeing.

Price: Starting at INR 1,500

Art Karat

With tribal, cocktail, bridal, Rajputana, and more collections, finding a beautiful headpiece here, to suit your tastes, shouldn’t be too difficult.

Price: Starting at INR 3,900

Accessories

G-5A, Ground Floor, Cross River Mall, Karkardooma, New Delhi

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Malleka

For a non-traditional, dramatic set of options, check out Malleka, a jewellery brand by Mallika Singh. They work with brass to create some really edgy maang tikas.

Price: Starting at INR 1,575

With inputs from from Wedmegood. To read their post, click here.

Jewellery Shops

House No. 8, Behind Dada Jungi Lane, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi