Utharikha is a popular shop for imitation jewellery in Chennai. This is a fairly large shop in the Express Avenue Mall.
As you enter the shop on the 1st floor, there is a section for gold plated jewellery. The gold plating is typically done on a mixture of an alloy & copper. Necklaces, bangles and earrings in traditional designs are available here. The selection is quite limited though.
Traditional South Indian imitation jewellery is also available here.
There is a large section for beads and semi precious stones such as pearls, garnets, sapphires and rubies all of which are available in this store. They are displayed in the form of strings. The selection is vast, ranging from two strings to multiple strings of these stones. Multicoloured strings are also available here.The semi precious strings are fashionable & trendy as they can be worn with traditional Indo western & western dresses. There are stylish pendants that can be strung together with the semi precious stones.
Utharika also has a good selection of Kundan jewellery (cut glass) pieces in theRs 2000 to Rs 3000 price range. Kundan necklaces are very popular as bridal jewellery. Kundan jewellery is typically worn by North Indian brides.
There is a separate section for silver jewellery such as bracelets, rings and earrings. They also stock pendant sets with earrings. Silver jewellery is popular with both young & old alike.
Imitation jewellery is popular due to the range of jewellery that is available at very affordable prices. Jewellery styles and deisgns vary from State to State in India. Utharika has tried to bring designs and styles from both North India and South India under one roof.
If you are shopping in Chennai for imitation and costume jewellery, do visit Utharikha.