Chambalama is one of the oldest silver jewellery shops in Kolkata and has been in business for more than 50 years. The jewellery is distinctly Tibetan and North Eastern in design. There is more than jewellery in this shop though .One can spend hours browsing through the clutter of copper, brass and silver artifacts, the trays of earrings, rings and bracelets, the strings of beads and chunky pendants. Chetenyangjom Sherpa first came to Calcutta as a girl of about 13 from the Darjeeling hills to trade in Tibetan curios and stayed on to open Chamba Lama. The name is derived from Gyawa Chamba, which means the coming Buddha, the Buddha of Maitreyi (friendship). This is one of the best silver jewellery shops in Kolkata.