Team CJ was out for some fun at the legendary M.I. Road, lately. After driving our car from the length to breadth of the area to satiate our always-starving bellies, we stumbled upon a hidden gem just next to the petrol station. Chameliwala Market is a wholesale silver and gem stone market place selling pretty trinkets for at least 20 percent less than what you get in the main markets.
We dashed into the zig-zag lane hoping to find something and what we found will make you get your shoppings bags out!
What can you get here?
From silver accessories like rings, nose pins, earrings, bangles, anklets, jhumke, pendants, chunky neck-pieces, etc. to lavish artifacts such as silver hookahs, paan daan, utensils, water sprinklers and even exquisite Nepali and Tibetan jewellery, the shops in this market are racked up with stunning silver items.
Jaipur is very famous for gem stones and Chameliwala market has got ample of options for you ranging from pretty bracelets and rings to other pieces studded with Rubies, Onyx, Rose quartz, Turquoise, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Agate, Coral, Sapphire, Emerald, Pearl etc. These items are exported overseas too.
Browse Through These Stunning Beauties
Silver Earring at INR 200 onwards
Gem Stone Rings at INR 350 onwards
Bracelets at INR 400 onwards
Sterling Silver Anklets for INR 450 onwards
Bangles at INR 1000 onwards
The best part is…
Well, first things first, the cost. Chameliwala Market supplies silver and gem stone items to the main markets of Jaipur and thus the cost here is almost 15%-25% less than anywhere else. You can get nose-rings, earrings, bracelets, jhumke etc. under 500 bucks.
The other thing that had made us go bananas was the ease to get your customized jewellery made without any hustle. You could shop raw gem stones, get them carved and cut as per your liking and have them on the ring, pendant, etc of your choice. So much of liberty! Though the customised piece would cost you a bit more but it would be worth, for sure.
Shops On Our Must Visit List
There are many small shops in the lane dealing with silver and gem stones. The shopkeepers are very humble and help you to make up your mind when you are befuddled. Here are some of the shops we shopped at: