One of the most famous silver markets in Delhi and the largest in Asia, Dariba Kalan has been around since the 17th century! You can find jewellery in gold, enamel work, diamonds and is equally popular for its unique and budget selection of silver ornaments. On a quest to find the most famous silver jewellery shops in Dariba, here’s a guide of where to go and what to look out for!
A name that is known by practically every juice-waala or chai-waala on the block, Jain Silver Arts Jewellery has been in business for about 45 years. Having recently revamped the store and changed their niche, they are now the best in the business for modern jewellery styles. Starting at Rs 150 and going up to more than 10 grand a pop, this store has some gorgeous, contemporarily styled pieces.
Location | Shop No. 1788B
Having started operations pre-partition, the specialty of this store lies in enamel jewellery set in silver along with ornaments in Sterling Silver with 92.5% purity. The store’s selection of jewellery also showcases semi-precious stones and is sought after for rarer ornament types such as the baju band or armlet, kamarband or waist belts and the bangle-cum-ring ornament known as the haath phool. The prices here begin at approximately Rs 600.
Location | Shop No. 246-247
Another family owned business on the list, Chackresh Jewellers has been selling stunning pieces of silver jewellery since 1934. The shop has recently been renovated and it specializes in the sale of antique and Victorian silver ornaments with a generous sprinkling of enamel work. The price range of the selection at this store is astounding. Items can be purchased for as less as Rs 50 while the more delicate and intricately carved silver ornaments can go beyond Rs 10,000.
Location | Shop No. 1726
Right from traditional silver earrings and necklaces, to the more modish and modern looking pieces, one can find just about everything here. About 90% of the products are wrought exclusively in silver, with some also using semi-precious stones and other exotic materials in the making. The price range of the collection is slightly on the higher side, in comparison to the other stores on this list.
Location | Shop No. 1730