“Old is gold” goes the famous cliche, but gold is not always affordable. Plus, it’s not cool among today’s youth. Junk jewelry saves the day because it’s something that can be mixed and matched with almost everything. A popular place to get trinkets, funky jewelry etc. is the Colaba Causeway in South Mumbai. It’s a haven for cash-strapped fashionistas who love to buy junk. Colorful bangles, ethnic wooden neck pieces, beaded jewelery, semi-precious stones to fancy hoops, studs, bracelets and much more is available at a good bargain here. Dharini Jhaveri, a shopaholic who works in HR says, “Junk jewelery goes well with my western outfits and there is plenty of unusual stuff available at places like Colaba and the Linking Road in Bandra. It definitely is an affordable option, if you don’t forget to haggle a bit. Plus, the quality is reasonably good, and it lasts for awhile.”
The popular stalls on the Causeway let shoppers create his/her own jewelry by picking beads of different colours, shapes, and sizes (wooden, glass, or porcelain), and lining them up to create a personalised accessory on the spot. It goes well with denims, skirts, shorts, and dresses. No wonder the younger generation is in awe of this place. The cost ranges from anywhere between Rs 40 to Rs 1000, and cost even more depending on the kind of jewelery one purchases. If its semi-precious stones and related items, then the cost goes higher up.
Take a stroll down the Causeway with this video:
Youngsters also express their personal style by experimenting with jewelery of different materials like feathers, papers, shells, cartoon characters strung on black thread, artificial pearls, glass, plastic, and copper jewelery etc. Apart from the junk jewelery, the Colaba Causeway also offers variety of shawls/stoles, cotton clothes, Kolhapuri chappals, glares, perfumes, unique antique pieces, and artifacts etc.
This place is heavily visited by tourists, which explains the cosmopolitan nature of this place. If junk jewelery is on the cards, then your shopping experience is incomplete without a visit to the vibrant street of the Colaba Causeway.