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.

Where: Shop online here.

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

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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.

Where: Find a complete list of stores here or shop online here.

Contact: +91 9810006997, +91 9810005944

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

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Pernia’s Pop Up Shop

pernia1Image courtesy: Mrinalini Chandra

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}.

Where: Shop online here.

Contact: 011 40569447

Price: Starting at INR 3,500

Follow them on Facebook here.

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.

Where: M-71, M Block Market, GK 1

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Contact: 011 29230898

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

Timings: 10am – 8pm

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.

Where: Shop online here.

Contact: 011 45089344

Price: Starting at INR 700 {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.

Amrapali

amrapali2A 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.

Where: Find a complete list of stores here or shop online here.

Contact: +91 01415117750

Price: Starting at INR 825

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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.

Where: 39, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 9717840037

Price: Starting at INR 550

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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.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Contact: 011 24640014

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

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Find out more here.

Nimai

nimaiThe 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.

Where: 416, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 64300113

Price: On request

Timings: 10.30am – 7.30pm

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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.

Where: You can shop online here.

Contact: +91 8080622233

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

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Jewels by Preeti Mohan

preetimohan1The 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.

Where: Dada Jungi Lane, Shahpur Jat. You can shop online here.

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 9810862129

Price: Starting at INR 1,500

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Art Karat

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

Where: Find a complete list of stores here, or shop online here.

Contact: 011 26848769

Price: Starting at INR 3,900

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Malleka

mallekaFor 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.

Where: House No. 8, behind Dada Jungi Lane, Shahpur Jat, or shop online at exclusively.com

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Price: Starting at INR 1,575

Find out more here.

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

Feature image courtesy: Amrapali Jewels