It was in 1964 that G Rajendran founded G R Thangamaligai (GRT). Thangmaligai in Tamil translates to ‘palace of gold’. There are separate floors for gold, diamond and silver jewellery. Earrings, bangles, chains, necklaces and traditional jewellery such as waist bands and amulets are all displayed beautifully in the gold GRT is a very well known jewellery shop in Chennai and they have branches in several other cities as well.
It is a large showroom and customer service is good, as there are many attendants to serve the customer. There is a full floor dedicated to diamond jewellery. Traditional and contemporary designs are all available and you will be spoilt for choice. It is a visual treat to take a walk through the stores. There is a small documentary that they run on diamond mining and manufacturing in the top floor.