Antique or unique designs and cheap pricing are two definitions of junk jewellery. Available across flee markets or thelas in the local market it is upbeat fashion not only for college goers but major fashionistas. Affordable, new looks and style in the age of junkyard jewellery stays put, party goers are cravers for these jewels.
The entrance of this grandeur Sarojni Nagar market is welcomed by tables filled with junkyard jewels. Ranging from beads to metals an array of new styles can be found here. Looking for specific piece of junk art, this is a right place where more than 50 vendors are waiting for you for the perfect look. These vendors might overlap the designs, but friendly words of wisdom can surely get you the precious jewels, only for you. The price is ranged as per the jewels Rs. 10 – Rs. 100
As one enters Janpath heavy metal or light metal or trails of chains and beads, the beauty of buying antique looking jewellery is an experience. Not only necklace and ear pieces are available but kamarbands, armlets, and other jewellery which we hardly know the names of are also available. A slightly expensive from the regular local market vendors and Sarojni Nagar, these jewels of Janpath raves maximum compliments. The prices here depending on the bargaining capability might be around Rs. 50- Rs. 200/-.
Stretched over two kilometres this central market has its repute on value of customers. At this place not only junk jewellery is known but also imitations are quite in demand. There are plenty of thelas standing in front of big showrooms, offering jewellery made of beads, stones, and metals at a cheaper rate, while in the showrooms one can hire or rent imitation jewellery for special purposes. Lajpat Nagar market has its own charm of wooing customers into customers for lifetime. The street vendors begin their pricing from Rs. 200 coming down to Rs. 50.
Every residential colony has a local market. Coming with street vendors selling these junk jewellery has made these local markets as hubs. Every local market has at least two – three vendors selling earrings, rings, headbands, neckpieces, etc. Priced at Rs. 10, Rs. 20 or Rs. 50 one cannot go beyond Rs. 100. Limited in stock and collection, one can though invest in earrings from these vendors later catching with the wholesale at Janpath, Sarojni Nagar and Lajpat Nagar.
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