Colaba Causeway or Colaba Market, how you choose to address the place doesn't really matter. But what matters is how amazing and varied the jewellery there is. The market is hailed as one of the most iconic streets for budget shopping, with some even saying it’s Mumbai’s answer to Sarojini Nagar. But since it can be overwhelming. we decided to focus on its beautiful jewellery and find you the best ones on the street. Happy street-shopping to you!
Colaba Causeway: A Map To The Street's Funkiest Jewellery
Coin Neck Pieces
We started off from Cafe Mondegar. Fascinated by the array of silver jewellery hung around it, we went straight to the shop right in the beginning before the cafe (from where the street starts) Here, we picked up a funky piece in silver. Our favourite thing about this, however, was the beautifully-shaped coins (very unique to this market) hung towards the bottom of the piece. From the same shop we also picked up three solid owl-shaped rings. Cute, quirky and pure junk, this is what we came to Colaba Causeway market for.
Price: INR 350 onward for the neckpiece; INR 50 onward for a piece for the rings
P.S: Most of the shops at the market source these pieces from China, Thailand and even Sri Lanka if you like to know where your products come from. Also, if you're confused about where this shop is located, just remember that Cafe Mondegar is your landmark.
Queen's Necklace With Earrings
For the flamboyant accessory lover, this necklace plus earrings is a must-have. It’s huge, gaudy and everything that screams weddings, festivals and special occasions, and we fell in love with it immediately. The highlight of the set but of course are the coins on the neck-piece and the earrings, which are basically smaller coins fit for an earring. And Apollo Fashion Jewellery stocks them in different colors.
Price: INR 1,000 onward (don't forget to bargain hard!)
Moving on immediately to the next shop that goes by the name of Vidabonita, we caught hold of this gorgeous red dream catcher pendant. Yes, we love the dream catchers for our balconies and windows, but now we can have one on us. You get to wear them as earrings too, in this shop. The best part is that they start from a very affordable range. So go loot the racks!
Price: INR 150 onward for the neckpiece; INR 100 onward for the earrings
P.S: What also caught our eye was a rad yellow jeweled pendant, so keep a watch for that as well.
There's one Happy Store, again near Mondegar, and we spotted a massive chunky leaf shaped pair of silver earrings here. We were immediately taken by it and knew this had to go in our ever-so increasing shopping bag. Happy and satisfied, we moved alongside the cobbled street to look for more options.
Price: INR 250 onward
P.S: Also check out the quirky elephant print pendants in gold and silver (INR 120 a piece)
Silver Coin Bracelets
Having bought the essentials of jewelry, we thought of diversifying our bag. Moving on, we got hold of two silver bracelets Keeping the coin-everything theme in mind, we picked one with intricate work and one plain simple in the shape of coins. Perfect for accessorising with our office and even casual outfit, these bracelets were not even heavy on our pockets. You'll find this store right opposite to B.K Thakkar t-shirts in the causeway.
Price: INR 200 (for the carved bracelet), INR 180 (plain bracelet)
Bang opposite to the previous shop is another stall. The guy here is super cheerful and will actually recommend you things based on your taste. We picked up a pair of Victorian coin earrings for the sake of old-world charm. With Queen Elizabeth’s face on it, you really do feel how South Mumbai still lives in the nostalgia of British India.
Price: INR 120 onward
Crystals For Pendants
Last, but not the least, we ended our shopping stroll by stopping to buy the famous crystals near Leopold Cafe. Ivan Benjamin is your guy and he will explain you all about the crystals he has. Can’t find a specific stone you want? Ask him, and he’ll order for you or open his box of crystals. We picked a sober sunstone pendant, but if you’re looking to buy smaller ones or in bulk, he has them. You can also check out the crystal home decor pieces at display like the crystal tree. The easiest way to locate it is that its exactly opposite to the Grand Store (near Leopold Cafe) in the causeway stretch.
Price: INR 230 (Sunstone); INR 57 per piece for smaller ones
All of the prices mentioned above are negotiable and depend completely upon your bargaining skills.