Pretty & Affordable: A Guide To Faux Jewellery Shopping This Festive Season

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    You know, to avoid those fancy-ass stores that sell you stone jewellery for INR 5,000 because it was picked up from the riverbeds of Meghalaya {or some other made-up story}. If you’re buying faux, buy it for cheap.

    Silver Streak

    Silver Streak

    Bandra West, Mumbai

    Silver Streak in Bandra has big, ornate necklaces, large silver necklaces which work as statement pieces, silver bangles with minakari, hand-carved silver earrings, silver earrings with faux ruby, kundan earrings, silver chandbalis, two tone silver pendants, and more at reasonable prices starting at INR 300. Read more here.

    Filigree

    Filigree

    Lower Parel, Mumbai

    Filigree – a small store with wooden steps right before Café Zoe, is a bit of an underdog in the jewellery world. They also have cutlery, clutches and more to be gawked at, after you’re done with earrings.Their earrings start at INR 100 and silver earrings are available at INR 700. We told you about them here.

    Curio Cottage

    In action since 1971, Curio Cottage is an old favourite with the brand loyalits. Earrings here start INR 1,200 upwards, neck-pieces start INR 3,800 upwards while the rings start at INR 1,000 upwards. Read more here.

    OMO

    Chimbai, the village with a character near St.Andrew’s Church in Bandra is home to On My Own, an ethnic wear store popular for its designs. Their jewellery section is also revered for the collection. A bit on the expensive side but adept at satiating your thirst for quirky jewellery. Read more here.

    Colaba

    Colaba Causeway

    Colaba, Mumbai

    Yes, it’s popular and yes, it’s as awesome as it was 15 years ago. That’s precisely why we went to Causeway and dug out some of the fine designs for cheap {we live for bargaining}. Check it out here.

    Zaveri Bazaar

    Zaveri Bazaar

    Kalbadevi, Mumbai

    No time to spend money on junk jewellery? We have your back with Zaveri Bazaar. With statement pieces at INR 100, this is for those who don’t get attached to jewellery. Wear it for 3 months and then change. We gave you a detailed tour of the market here.