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Best Shops in Pondicherry for Imitation Jewellery
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Pondicherry Market: Imitation Jewellery
Auroshri is just a few shops away from the boutique Aurovile . Several shops in Pondicherry have the name linked to Auroville. But that does not necessarily mean they sell products made in Auroville. Auroshri sources products from all over India and is an ideal shopping place for tourists. There stock scarves in silk with batik prints and also woolen shawls . They also stock a mix of some brass items , wall hangings ,incense ,candles and a few pieces of jewelry. Auroshri is a small store with items from all over India.” Check out Shopkhoj for reviews about markets in Pondicherry
Utharikha is a large jewellery shop in Pondicherry. There is a great selection of traditional jewellery . They are mostly silver with gold plating on top. There are also necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. In addition, they stock some very traditional pieces like the Udiyanam ( waist band ) Vangi (arm band ) and jewellery pieces to adorn the hair. In the other section are several jewellery pieces with semi precious stones like rubies, jade and emerald. This gives the jewellery a very contemporary look. So, if you are a tourist in Pondicherry and would like to take back some traditional Indian jewellery pieces, then shop here. Utharikha has a store in the Phoenix mall in Chennai as well.
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“Colourful and bright sequined tops in chiffon , salwar suits ,scarves and stoles and shawls are all on display . The owner is from Kashmir and hence the prominent display of garments and accessories from that region. They also stock small jewellery pieces, bags and footwear . Small silver earrings and bracelets with beads and small purses make up the collection. However, the fancy footwear with straps in colourful threadwork, silver and some beads are the most attractive items in this tiny store. “ Pondicherry shopping in the French Quarters is full of similar small shops with a variety of products.
Via Pondicherry is a small shop with a great assortment of bags with digital prints. Large funky bags that youngsters would love to carry ,to small totes are in stock. Prints, embroidery, beads and sequins on these bags make them very attractive . In addition, there are scarves, stoles, tops and tunics ,silver cutlery and open sandals. These pieces have been collected and put together by Vasanty Manet, the owner of this Pondicherry shop. The selection ,though not very large, is colourful and interesting at Via Pondicherry. Check out Shopkhoj for reviews about markets in Pondicherry
Kalki is a shop that is an exclusive retail unit for Auroville products in Pondicherry. It is a huge shop in the heart of the city .(Tamil quarters) You can buy non leather footwear, hand-painted silk clothing, perfumed candles, incense, oils, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade paper items and garments for children. All the products are made in eco friendly Auroville manufacturing units . The pioneers ,Paul Pinthon and Laura Reddy, started the Auroville line of products beginning with home fragrances . They soon started to brand their products MAROMA .(Ma-from Mother, Aroma-the fragrance,) Maroma has been a trendsetter in natural home fragrances. Kalki subsequently extended their line to aromatherapy with body care products including soaps, shampoos, massage oils and others. Colibri, an all-natural insect and moth repellant with several forms of application, is another product from Maroma. An exotic variety of candles, room fresheners and potpouris in addition to fragrances, incenses and aromatherapy products are all available in the ground floor . On the first floor ,there are bags, kids clothing, jewellery and footwear on display. Their main showroom is in Auroville which is on the outskirts on Pondicherry. Kalki is one of the best shops in Pondicherry for Auroville products.