Diverse designs in the spotlight

Diverse designs in the spotlight

It was an exciting weekend for jewellery enthusiasts as they shopped at ‘Jewels Exotica’, a jewellery exhibition, which was held in the City. With 50 jewellers from across the country coming together on one platform, shoppers had a wide variety to choose from.

The highlights of the exhibition were designer diamond, antique, temple and stone-studded jewellery. The attractions included handcrafted gold jewellery with designs from Coorg and Mangalore, the Victorian Nizam’s collection and Burmese jewellery.

Shobita, who purchased emerald strings at the expo, said she was pretty impressed with the collection. “The collection is good. Most of these are not available in stores. But the items are expensive here,” said theprofessional.

Shruthi Kote, a homemaker, felt that the diamond jewellery collection was big. “The range is really wide. Since I come from a middle-class family, I am looking for items within my budget. I liked the antique pieces on display though,” she said, adding that she purchased a choker at the exhibition.

Savithri Ramesh, another visitor, said she was looking out for earrings. “There is a lot of variety. It’s quite exotic,” she said.

Priyanka, who was at the expo along with her mother, said that she was there to look for bridal wear. “There is a large selection. It’s nice to have a number of jewellers come together. It saves the effort of going from one place to another,” she said.

However, others, like Rajarajeshwari, felt that there wasn’t enough to choose from. “Last time, the exhibition was much better. I was looking for bangles but didn’t like any. The items are just about okay. Many of the jewellers are from outside. I would have preferred those from here,” she added.

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