In a city like Bangalore, Jewellery stores strive hard to stock the latest designs every day to attract customers. While the old stores like C.Krishniah Chetty & Sons (CKC Sons) still hold the top position among the best Jewellery stores in Bangalore, new entrants have proven to be competitive enough by introducing the latest collections and trends ahead of the old players.
The rise of online jewelry stores in India has become a threat to traditional stores, but Bangalore’s best gold jewelers also have online presence though only limited collections are offered right now. Wedding collections, Festival season and Akshaya Tritiya contribute considerably to the sales value, but Solitaires are catching up fast. Lightweight collections are available from 1 gram onwards in most shops. We have listed the list of top 10 best jewelry shops in Bangalore READ THIS LIST ONE BY ONE FROM NUMBER 10
CKC Sons still dominate the lucrative wedding and luxury collections market. Competition from the arrival of new brands hasn’t affected the 140-year gold house which dominates the creamy layer of the market with its stunning diamond jewelry designs. Along with DeBeers, CKC owns the Forevermark brand diamond collections brand. Bhima comes second with its focus on both the niche and mass market.
Bhima’s antiques have impressed the rich and famous who continue to contribute to the top line. GRT Jewels, the Chennai-based group has two stores in Bangalore in Jaya Nagar and Malleswaram. Though purity of gold is guaranteed, the wastage charges are little high in GRT Jewels but on high-value purchases rates are negotiable.
Jos Alukkas operates three stores in Bengaluru in Jayanagar, Dickenson road and Rajaji Nagar. The huge collections in Diamond, Gold and Platinum jewelry with trendy designs for every occasion makes it a must visit a shop. The trained staffs are very professional and help in purchasing especially for first diamond buyers. Tanishq has over a dozen stores in Bangaluru including one Mia store in Forum Mall. Prathibha is a trusted name in the business trusted by high-value customers. Antique models are especially good at Prathibha.
Abharan astonishes with its designs and sells them online too. For a jewelry store that isn’t established in Bangalore, Abharan sells the fashionable diamond and gem-studded jewelry that attracts even the most style-conscious youth to the store.
Malabar Gold has 4 branches in Bangalore in Phoenix Mall (Mahadevapura), Rajaji Nagar, Jayanagar and Dickenson Road. Malabar sells its own branded jewelry in the latest styles and hence the popular choice for buying gemstone items. For imitation jewelry, Kushal is the best in Bangalore which operates 4 stores in Bangalore. The silver collections are very good at Kushal. Chemmanur, a famous jewelry chain in Gulf countries operates many stores around Bangalore.
Kalyan Jewellers operates many branches in Bengaluru in places like Dickenson road, Jayanagar, Koramangala, and Banashankari. Lalitha Jewellery which revolutionized the industry with the lowest ever making charges ranging from 0% to 7% has a branch in Malleswaram. Arnav and Praveen also have beautiful contemporary design diamond collections. Amrapali, the leader in Silver jewelry is located in Kasturba Gandhi road.
Bangalore Jewellery market is not a cost-conscious market where Jewellers can expect to gain customer loyalty by cutting down wastage charges and making charges. Even the good old gold stores have changed the strategy to cater to the fashion conscious population of Bangalore immersed in a Cosmopolitan culture. Unlike other cities, Bangalore is more like western markets where solitaires and gemstones account for very high share.
Gitanjali, the company that owns brands like Nakshatra, Gili, and Asmi operates store-in-store models with counters in major jewelry stores for selling diamond studded solitaires like pendants and rings. For Gitanjali, Gemstones contribute 70% while gold contributes to a mere 30%, reversing the trend in the past decade. Kirtilals is very popular for diamonds and the designs are truly eye-catching.
Augrav, an online aggregator operating out of Bangalore has personalized jewelry to the extent of putting fingerprints, bride and groom engravings in gold coins with the help of 3D gold printing technology. Jayanagar, Marathalli and Dickenson road are places where all famous names operate a branch.
Kalyan is the fast-growing jewelry retail chain in India. Aggressive promotions and celebrity endorsement have helped Kalyan to open a branch in every major city in South India. Kalyan insists on fixed price without any room for negotiations and clear split-up of price mentioned for every item sold in the store. Kalyan also believes in the branding of items each catering to a specific group, occasion, and style. As of 2016, it has 10 brands. Collections Brands – MUDHRA, Tejasvi, Antara, Glo, Sankalp, Rang, Anokhi, Hera, Eterna Gold – Solitaires, Necklaces, Bangles, Bracelets, Wedding & Engagement rings Gemstones and Diamonds Antiques & Silver articles Locations Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Cochin, Kolkata, Hyderabad
Krishniah Chetty Jewellers and C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons, the two big names in Bangalore jewelry retail market belong to the CKC group which is counted among the leading gold jewelers in India. The 140-year-old business house has not expanded beyond Bangalore. CKC also operates an online store with “Try at home” option. The 140-year-old group is among the most trusted brand in India. It counts the super rich and celebrities among its customers. Collections Gold – Necklaces, Bangles, Bracelets, Wedding & Engagement rings Platinum – Rings, Earrings, Pendants Luxury Watches Gemstone Jewellery – Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire Silver Articles & Jewellery
Bhima Jewellery is 90 years old. The retailer has been expanding very fast quite recently with innovative designs that stand out in the market. Bhima Boutique is a new concept which caters to the young crorepatis who are ready to spend extra bucks for outstanding designs. The antiques too are very unique. Bhima also runs the investment scheme “Gold Tree” for many years. Bhima guarantees 85% buyback value on diamond jewelry. Collections Solitaires Gold – Necklaces, Bangles, Bracelets Diamond – 1000 plus designs Silver – Jhumki, Necklaces, articles Locations Bangalore, Salem, Cochin, Madurai, Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Mangalore, Kottayam, Udupi
Abaran has two branches in Bangalore, one in Mahalaxmi layout and Garuda Mall near M.G.Road. Navaratna stones studded rings are available. Kids jewelry designs are very different in Abaran. Their contemporary collections are astonishing and anyone who drops into the shop would love to buy it after seeing it. Silverware articles come in many themes but the making charges are very high. Featured Designers & Brands Forevermark Collections Bridal & Heritage Gold – Lightweights, Chains, Bangles, Bracelets, Pendants, Rings Platinum – Evara for women & men, Love Bands Luxury Swiss Watches (Rolex & Rado) Locations Rajaji Nagar, M G Road
G.R.Thangamaligai Jewellers was founded by G.Rajendran in 1964 with its first store in T.Nagar, Chennai. GRT has a strong customer base built over the last 50 years. Many customers find the brand attractive owing to its designs, customer care and purity of the yellow metal. Besides Chennai, GRT has expanded to other cities in recent years like Tirupati and Hyderabad. Though the wastage charges are pretty high, customers consider GRT as the first choice to buy jewelry.
RR Gold Palace is very popular in Jayanagar and Malleswaram. Many celebrities have visited their stores and made purchases. Pioneers in introducing trend-setting collections, RR Gold palace sells jewels with large gemstones. It is an ideal place to buy silverware including idols of deities. The salespeople are very friendly too and patient as well not rushing to close the deal. RR Place gold savings schemes are very attractive with many options depending upon the investments but no refund is given like elsewhere. Collections Gold – Solitaires, Necklaces, Bangles, Bracelets Wedding Collections Kids & Men’s Jewellery Locations Jayanagar, Malleswaram
Khazana has been operating only one store for many years in cathedral road (As of 2013, they have five stores in Chennai). After finding success with niche customers, they started a few more stores with aggressive campaigning. The group has a massive presence in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and have more than 50% of their stores in tier 2 cities. Like many popular jewelry stores, they spend a lot of money on advertising and actor Tamannah is their brand ambassador.
Jos Alukkas has a strong presence in South India. With over 30 branches, Jos Alukkas ranks among the best jewelry groups in India. The online shop has extensive collections which are very rare for any popular retailer including GRT who still focus on the offline model. The trendy collections are lightweight yet very attractive. Jos Alukkas is one of the popular jewelers in India which still does not have a branch in Chennai. Collections Gold – Necklaces, Bangles, Bracelets, Coins, Anklets Diamond – Nosepins, Alphabets Kids Jewellery Men’s Jewellery Locations Bengaluru, Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada, Rajahmundhry, Mangaluru, Trichy, Nagercoil, Mysore
Tanishq has a big presence in Chennai (After all, the name itself is derived from TATA/Tamil Nadu & Nishq). It has 7 stores in Chennai if different locations with its T.Nagar branch being the largest Tanishq store. While Tanishq does not promote with reduced wastage charges, the brand TATA can be trusted for purity. Tanishq is one of the few jewelers to account stone and gold weight separately.
Malabar Gold opened its first store in Chennai in 2011. Originally launched with Maestro Ilaiyaraja as the brand ambassador, the store has since then roped in actor Surya as its brand ambassador. As of 2013, they are coming up another store in Phoenix market city mall in Velachery. Malabar gold has a variety of collections and is one of the largest jewelry retailers with many branches in south India.