Jewellery from Hyderabad, Jaipur ,Udhagamandalam add to pan-Indian appeal

Enter Poompuhar showroom anytime this month and be prepared to be dazzled. For rows of gleaming ornaments and trinkets are laid out to lure you, with bracelets, bangles, necklaces and studs vying for attention.

The jewellery exhibition organised by the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited to promote artisans in the imitation jewellery sector promises to add sparkle and shine to the season.

New entrants

New on the shelves are pieces of antique jewellery, crystals from Udhagamandalam and pretty pink coral necklaces. An assortment of one gram gold bangles with a starting price of Rs. 300 is on display. Temple jewellery from Chennai and Madurai, pearls from Hyderabad, and gemstones from Jaipur add to the allure.

For those who seek to coordinate accessories with attire, multi hued semi-precious jewellery and chunky chains, and pendants made of garnet, jade, turquoise offer a tempting choice. Silver oxide studs, gold plated anklets and kundan necklaces are added attractions. If you are looking for variety, then choose from rings and bracelets set with American diamonds, navaratna stones and beads.

Poompuhar's typical fare, including brass lamps, Thanjavur art plates, Jaipur paintings, and rosewood artefacts are also for sale.

According to K.Chidambaranathan, Showroom Manager, jewels worth 20 lakh are on display and the showroom has fixed a minimum target of Rs. Four lakh.

The exhibition that was inaugurated by K.Prema, Director, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College, is open on all days except Sundays till February 28 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.