Amethyst

Amethyst ,contemporary jewellery in Chennai

A verandah overlooking the lush green surroundings and a garden café serving coffee and tea ? And ‘Bloom “ the flower shop completes this idyllic place called Amethyst in Chennai.

In the first floor above these delightful surroundings is AMRAPALI – the Jaipur jewellery store. If you love jewellery, then this store is not to be missed . Contemporary and traditional jewellery in silver and gold with an assortment of precious and semi precious gem stones as well as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings all vie for your attention and money.
They also have a good collection of Indo Western designer wear on display. All of this has been curated by Kiran Rao, the owner.

We are also told that it is a place for exhibitions, book and poetry readings and film screenings. Amethyst also has a branch at Chamiers Road in Chennai.

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A verandah overlooking the lush green surroundings and a garden café serving coffee and tea ? And ‘Bloom “ the flower shop completes this idyllic place called Amethyst in Chennai. In the first floor above these delightful surroundings is AMRAPALI – the Jaipur jewellery store. If you love jewellery, then this store is not to be missed . Contemporary and traditional jewellery in silver and gold with an assortment of precious and semi precious gem stones as well as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings all vie for your attention and money. They also have a good collection of Indo Western designer wear on display. All of this has been curated by Kiran Rao, the owner. We are also told that it is a place for exhibitions, book and poetry readings and film screenings. Amethyst also has a branch at Chamiers Road in Chennai.

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