Ganjam Nagappa started the jewellery business in 1889. Soon, he had established himself as a leading store for diamond and gold jewellery. By a royal decree, Ganjam appointed the jeweler to The Maharajah of Mysore. The second and third generation of the family continued to run the business Even in the 20th century, during the reign of Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, they received royal patronage and grew the business manifold.
Today, they are know’n for their quality and exquisite craftsmanship. Gold and diamond jewellery are their forte.
Their flagship store is opposite the UB City Mall in Bangalore. As you enter the store, you will get the feeling of walking into an exclusive jewellery shop. There is ample space to walk around in the store as there are just a few pieces on display in well lit showcases. A sales woman is assigne’d to each customer and she escorts you around the store. The minimalist display gives the customers the chance to admire the beauty and craftsmanship of each piece of jewellery.
There is a separate section in the ground floor that displays the latest jewellery collection, made of pink emeralds & diamonds, called ‘Sakura’. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry blossoms which are foun’d in abundance there. Long earrings, pendants and rings make up the Sakura collection. Prior to the introduction of Sakura, they had introduced the Le Jardin, ( garden in French), collection. There was also the Banjara (gypsy ) collection, prior to that. The jewellery pieces are reflective of their names. For instance, the Le Jardin collection gives the impression of a garden with various kinds of tiny flowers embedded in the jewellery.
These collections are contemporary in design and can match the creations of any reputed international jewelry house.
The first floor has traditional gold jewellery, Temple jewelery, as it is popularly known, traditional necklaces, waist bands, arm bands and a few pieces of diamond necklaces and bangles are on display.
Ganjam is one of the best Jewellery shops in Bangalore for exclusive jewellery.