All About Gold & My Personal Gold Jewellery Collection

All About Gold & My Personal Gold Jewellery Collection

gold souk dubai
gold souk dubai

From the Gold Souk in Dubai: There are more than 300 jewellers situated in the strip and in the afternoon and early evening the streets are alive with people from all over the world visiting the city of gold.

My favourite dream and desire is to be let loose in a jewellery shop full of gold ornaments. I am not at all fond of diamond or platinum jewellery, but it may just be the case of sour grapes you know. As far back as I can remember, my mom has been buying gold ornaments for us two sisters. Whenever she had a substantial amount, she would go and buy a new gold piece. Throughout our growing years until our marriages took place, she was always worried whether she had collected enough gold for us to be worn on that day and I am shamelesslely confessing that neither me nor my sister wore a single piece of artificial jewellery for our respective marriages. Well, mine is not an isolated case (ask Rads,  and other married mallu girls). All Keralites are obsessed with “hoarding” gold. Even during the recession time, when markets were tumbling and the world was in crisis, mallus continued to buy gold and deck their daughters up in golden splendor.

I had read somewhere that Kerala people are most obsessed about four things, gold, coconut, fish, and liquor (not applicable to females). Kerala’s tryst with gold dates back to the ancient times of spice trading when European traders would trade their gold with spices such as cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, etc.

How Gold is Obtained

Gold is obtained from ores and separated from rock and other metals by drilling, melting, furnacing, and refining into the yellow metal.

Different Standards of Gold:

Gold is mixed with other metals and alloys and carats are allotted to determine what percentage of purity they have. Mainly, gold is categorized into 24 karats, 22 karats, 18 karats, and 14 karats.

Different percentages/ratios of gold to other metals, determined what carat rating, the gold is given.

• 24k gold contains 99.95 % (or more) gold by weight
• 22k gold contains 91.67% gold by weight
• 18k gold contains 75.00% gold by weight
• 14k gold contains 58.33% gold by weight.

24 Karat Gold

Standard gold is 24 carat (99.95% pure gold). 24 Karat gold has flexibility and can be treated to thin sheets or wires. It is not possible to make ornaments out of 24 carat gold because it is soft.

Golden bars or coins are otherwise called as Bullion. Bullion are mined by certain countries and sold in the world market. Bullion are pure gold which is 24 carat.

24 carat gold is lessened to 22 carat and thus transformed into jewels.

916 KDM Gold

KDM means Cadmium. Cadmium is a metal. This metal is mixed with gold to make ornaments and is considered to be pure. The world gold council has a hallmark for pure gold. With the addition of cadmium it is named as 916kdm. Cadmium added gold is considered pure because the cadmium added jewels when reheated or beaten up nothing is lost, and the result we get is pure gold.

Gold Price Rise Chart for the Last 15 Years

The price of gold has increased steadily over the last 15 years and continues to increase so as more and more people realize it to be a safe investment option.

gold prices
gold prices

Domestic gold prices, which hovered at Rs 5,060 (per ten grams) in 1996 have now crossed Rs. 20,000 mark on October 16, 2010.

Why 22-Karat Gold is Used for Ornament Making

22 Carat gold or 91.6% gold is used with mixture of other metals to make gold malleable. Gold in its pure form (24 Carat) is brittle and cannot be used for making ornaments or jewelry. Gold is rated in fineness of 1000, with 1000 being pure gold. Gold with a stamp of 916 is 916/1000 pure. This is the equivalent of 22-carat gold in the old system of purities.

Gold as an Investment Option

There is an old malayalam saying that goes like “mannum ponnum orikyalum chaddikilla.” When translated it means, “gold and soil would never cheat.” Investing in land and gold are considered to be the safest and securest options. Much before stock markets and mutual funds came into existence, land and gold were the most favoured choices for one to invest in. Wars were fought and people either died or killed for land, gold, and women.

Apart from buying 24 K bullions and 22 K gold ornaments, nowadays, there has been a steep increase in demand for 24 K and 22 K gold coins because there are no “making charge” loses with gold coins.

With gold finance companies like Muthoot and Manapparum, you can pledge your 22 K and 24 K gold and get finance for as low as 1 to 2%.

Gold in Beauty Treatments

Pure gold is used in facials and as masks for their skin firming and lifting properties. Gold’s anti-inflammatory properties also decrease skin inflammation thereby slowing down melanin secretion and reducing age spots. Gold slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin. It stimulates cellular growth of the basal layer to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect. Gold fights off damaging free radicals to help prevent premature aging of the skin.

gold facial
gold facial

Important Points to Remember While Buying Gold

1. Buy gold only from a showroom, which sells hallmarked gold from World Gold Council. If you are buying ornaments, look for the 916 KDM hallmark on the ornament. However small the ornament may be, the 916 hallmark is always marked on the piece, so no excuse should be accepted.

2. Follow gold trends and avoid buying gold on all-time high days.

3. If you are looking at gold as an investment option, go for gold coins instead of ornaments because this way you won’t incur loss through “making charges.”

4. During Akshaya Thrithiya and other festivals, make sure you book your gold in advance.

22-Karat Gold Jewellery From My Personal Collection

I love wearing gold jewellery and I only buy 22-K hallmarked 916 jewellery from reputed gold showrooms. I closely watch gold price trends and wait for a slight slump to buy a new piece. My leaning towards gold is more because I am allergic to any other kind of metal and develop rashes if I wear artificial jewellery. I have clicked for you some of my favourite pieces from my jewellery collection.

1. A small necklace with red stones.

gold necklace with red stones
gold necklace with red stones

2. A fishnet necklace with red beads bought exclusively for my wedding.

gold fishnet necklace
gold fishnet necklace

Check out for the 916 KDM hallmark always before you make the purchase.

3. Screw bangle.

gold screw bangle
gold screw bangle

4. Bangles for daily use.

bangles daily use
bangles daily use

5. My triplet necklace, again bought for my marriage.

triplet necklace
triplet necklace

6. Wheat grain chain for daily use.

wheat grain chain
wheat grain chain

7. Another chain for daily use.

gold chain daily use
gold chain daily use

8. My daily wear chain with mangalsutra.

daily chain with mangalsutra
daily chain with mangalsutra

9. My mangalsutra.


10. Some more wide screw bangles, I love wearing them.

wide screw bangles
wide screw bangles

11. Another set of bangles.

more bangles
more bangles

12. A thin bangle for everyday use.

thin bangle
thin bangle

13. My wedding ring with my husband’s name.

wedding ring
wedding ring

14. Some earrings, I don’t have too many earrings….:(.

ear rings
ear rings

15. White CZ studded ring.

cz studded ring
cz studded ring

16. A small gold coin of 2 grams.

gold coin
gold coin

17. Yes, I do wear golden anklets.

gold anklet
gold anklet

18. My son too has his share of gold ornaments on him.

Also Read:

Jewelry: Indian Designer Jewellery

Jewelry: How to Clean Jewellery at Home

How To Wear Gold Jewellery

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260 thoughts on “All About Gold & My Personal Gold Jewellery Collection

    1. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: Rati and Sanjeev and rest of IMBB gang…you all are cordially invited to the daughter of my dear darling itsy-bitsy-clothes-wearing-Malaika daughter to the cutie gold-covered Aarohan….. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

      1. Cheee…wedding of my daughter…sorrrry…pls forgive my mistakes…is happiness happiness and all :hypnotized: gold :hypnotized: :hypnotized: bling bling bling :hypnotized: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

        1. Rads…..*****shaking Rads***** LETS TALK about money right :-X :-X :-X :-X :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

      2. Rads….gimme gold and money and then talk…….I will take back baraat if I am not satisified with the money and gold my son gets :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    2. Nahin Eno ji…..I just wanted to show especially Rads I am expecting triple of this as dowry from her daughter…….no discounts nthing……….. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  1. oh wow…thats a lovely collection you have jomol…. :yes: :yes: and i can relate to the gold fetish …had lot of mallu friends and i am from palakkad!!! My MIL has a huge collection..she bought thinking her DILs will wear all her jewellery…sadly her DIL’s only want Diamonds and more diamonds :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: but my daughter is on the right path…she loves gold !!

  2. WOW!!!! Inna saara Sona :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: !!!!!…………….i luvd ur bangles collection :inlove: :inlove: ….ab lagta hai along with pitchoulli stealing i may get aressted for stealin bangles tooooo 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 :devil:

  3. Excuse me…haven’t I suffered enough in life without my name being dragged into a Mallu gold post…that too by Jomol. I would like to clarify – I ABSOLUTELY HATE WEARING GOLD…THE LESSER THE BETTER!!!!! Oh gooodness..the shame of it alllllllllllllllllllllll…..horrible flashbacks to my wedding time….was atrocious…the amount of horrid gold stuff people made me wear……. :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:

    You wear all that gold daily??? No wonder my maid gives me dirty looks..I wear no gold no nothing…but you know what…me sooooooooooooooper happy seeing all this gold :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: what a golden family my daughter is going to be married to….Aarohan is so handsome likeeeeeeeeeeee…mera fooooture son-in-law :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* my daughter soooo happpy with you :-* :-* Me like those screw-thingie bangles…me have them tooo….but my wrists sooo never need to unscrew them 😀 😀 😀

      1. I thought I would send my son to Eno kumar for IIT coaching because I want my son to be like Eno….but no….he will return as Akshay Kumar with multiple flings…..nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I will sacrificie my IIT dream……I will make him a priest pucca

          1. I want to send him to IIT so much….I will have to find some other teacher……you will coach him in so many other things :idk: :struggle: :idk: :struggle: :idk: :struggle: :sidefrown:

    1. Wow….Rads does not like to wear gold…that means, I can torture her daughter into giving me all the gold and I will sell all her gold or wear it myself….. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    2. Hidimbi Rads….you no good mallu at all… aint eat fish….you aint like coconut….you even hate gold…….. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

  4. Aarohan is choooooooooo chweeetttttttttttt :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …… i remember how excited i was wen i made Ansh wear his 1st chaddiii :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: b4 dat it was all langotisssssss :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  5. he he Farha………you come for pitchouli and gold stealing…..I will hand you over to local andhra police :handcuffs: :handcuffs: :handcuffs: and they will remove everything from you 😀

  6. wohoo Jomol Ji! :hypnotized: :hypnotized: You toh true malayalee ji! I liked the wide screw bangles! Please ji ,suggest some nice shop in Hyd to buy gold for my marriage ! :shy:
    That first pic is certainly from a store in Dubai! hee hee.
    Aarohan! Touchwood ! is very cute! He is got a big forhead, elders from our family say that people with big forhead have badiiiii kismat, means acchi kismat wale! hee hee

    1. Thanks Uzma……. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

      Hey Uzma…there is Khazana Jewellery in Begumpet and Malabar Gold in the same area that sells 916 hallmarked gold. Around 2 years back, there were consecutive raids at gold showrooms during Akshaya Thrithiya time to check for 916 authencity….apparently, these two showrooms passed purity tests and those who raided these stores, bought gold from there. 🙂

      1. Wowwwww…I never knew that they sell fake stuff also saying 916…me like Malabar Gold…me bought a teeeeny tiny chotu sa gold ka ear ring from there…and they didn’t look at me like some riffrafffffy thingie the cat dragged in kinds :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

        1. Yeah Rads… always buy gold from Malabar Gold because they do not compromise on quality. Actually, during Akshaya Thrithiya time, ther eis heavy rush to buy gold na…..shortage of gold during that time… some showrooms do some mixing and diluting thing of 916…… :-((

  7. he he Priya….even I love my anklet….but hindus here tell me not to wear gold in legs….its laxmi na…but I still continue to wear it 😀

        1. Oh I don’t mind gold….18 K…thin band..just enough to hold up the big 1 carat solitaire that I absolutely NEED to have one day :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

          1. that solitaire Rads will gift to her daughter’s future mother in law….because her daughter;s MIL loves gold so much, but she never had a single tiny winy diamond in her life….. 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

        1. I dont know..same principle like how the poojari will bite your head off if you take the pooja things with your left hand…OMG..we had this old scowly meanie poojari in the temple near my granny’s place..and GOD HELP YOU if he catches you stretching your left hand for the prasadam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Farha…..everything means….cellphone, bag, bag ke andhar ka money, keychain, etc…..I know what you thought…daaty girl :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

    1. :-X :-X :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad:

  9. hey nice post! :-)) my mom liked your collection….and i love gold in my beauuty products………..
    VLCC GOLD FACIAL KIT IS pretty good.
    n ponds has launched its own gold collection….. :yes: :yes: :yes:

  10. he he he he…..Eno je…..I will bring along Andhra police to the mandap…….they will treat the ladki wales nicely…….. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 ….BTW, don’t forget to bring along your valuables to the wedding………..

  11. Priya….Rads is not an alient malllu….she does not like fish….she does not like coconut….she does not like gold……but she likes liquor……woh bhi country made liquor :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor:

  12. Rads..u get a teeny meeny ring n Malabar is nice to u :reallyangry: … last week me n MIL went to TBZ to get a small set for my SIL…we gave the budget as 1-1.5 lac n the SA there gave us such a look dat said such useless pp :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: l….n didnt show ene inetrest at all :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: …..needless to say we walked out of the shop….. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

    1. TBZ is kind of posh posh place naaaaa….I have only shopped at Malabar Gold and Krishniah Chetty in Bangalore..and my budgets have always been quite a few zeros less 😀 😀 😀 😀

      1. I never went to TBZ…dunno why…..I always go to Khazana and Malabar and I get nice nice gifts…cute pouches and bags, insurance on the pieces I bought….what more do I want :-)) ….Krishniah chetty, I have heard about them a lot… buy gold for your daughter from there only…. :dance:

        1. Krishniah Chetty is my absolute favorite :inlove: :inlove: its costlier than the other places though..I feel…with the making charges and everything…the same thing same weight would cost lesser elsewhere

            1. Oh me never gone to Ganjam…Krishniah is okay…they have normal people things tooo…I like their Safina Plaza store tooo..the diamond one…they are awfullly posh and polite and can make you feel out of place if you are looking riffraffffy…so me tie my hair properly and wear ironed clothes and go there :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: but they are nice and very helpful too…the old comm street one..I have had mostly good experiences there…only once..I bought something and they seemed so reluctant to give me a dabba for the pendant..I found that really cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              1. ok…me iron my clothes tomo …wear some makeup…(tips taken from IMBB), EL toe nail polish and enter KC…….yeahhhhhh 😀

                1. Hahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…seriously…those people there…I think they are trained to look at you that way…thankfully I have only gone there to actually buy am a little more confident now… 😀 BTW…where did you get your haircut…not that I am saying its nice or something…but WHERE??????????????

                  1. Rads likes my haircut…rads likes my haircut 😛 😛 ….Kanya – Indiranagar …hv been going to her for past 7 yrs…from the time me cm to blr….

                    1. Evvvvvvvvvveryone raves abt the place :-)) :-)) Who said anything about liking the haircut :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: but you think the place can make me look hooman…me growing out my hair now after a BAD Lakme haircut experience…she made it like rat-bitten layers…and shorter than what I had asked…like you cut so much…cant you do a decent cut at the end of it!!!!

  13. Jomol,
    I thought the collection in the first pic was yours….amd I was like :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: 😯 😯 😯 😯
    :silly: :silly: :silly:

    I loved the bangles. And your wedding ring is so cute 😀

    But I am entirely a diamond lover….and specifically rings 😛

    1. Cali 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

      believe me, I can never match up to your, “when I was in Germany”, “when I was in Times square” quotes 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  14. Jinal……no the first pic is of the Gold Souk in Dubai…..they sell only gold ornaments in that street…..I had seen in discovery and I was like shocked….so much gold they hung like grilled chicken outside…… 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    1. grilled chicken!! 😛 😛 😛 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      BTW Jomollllllllllllll…your this flaunt has silenced all others’ (including mine*cough*) all flaunts!!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 My eyes are blinded with all that glittering gold in the post!!!!!!!!

  15. Rads TBZ is not posh posh…dey hav such chapri SAs……no sense of speech at all….n m talkin abt my experience in Mumbai and Surat…Me like Tanishq…very professional n sweet SAs….dey wish u call u to celebrate ur BDay..cut cake n alll…. but their making charges r like…….WHOAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Oh…I HATE Tanishq…I went to check some rings…and the girl was acting like she is SA from one of the Health and Glows…me no like the place at alllllllllllllllllllllllllll…guess different places different experiences naaa

  16. O God Farha… seriously need to go to Joso or malabar gold or some malayalee showroom….they will treat you to cold drinks, air conditioner, warmth, gold, and many gifts……. 😀

    1. Hehehheeee….thats so true……and cold drinks also options are there ….froooot juice, nimbu paani (salt/sweet+salt/soda wala nimbu paani, etc etc) pepsi/coke, lassi…etc etc etc….and coffee or tea…….me like mallu gold shops 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

      1. Yeah Farha…next time go to a mallu gold showroom like Rads said…there are many options… you have walked into a restaurant…they will give so many different options….coffee, tea, cold tea, lemon tea, iced tea, soda, pepsi, fanta :inlove:

      1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 I do not appreciate this meanie talk and laughing at me on your websitteeee behavior of yours 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

        1. evilllll laughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

      2. I don’t have a single diamond…I have all cheap CZ stones….I am poor 🙁 🙁 🙁 :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

    1. I just make a 25 cent diamond ring….with mote diamonds around the centre one…..cost me 25K…for the ring…. :-(( :-((
      but me happy happy….and proud owner now….keep on taunting my BF 😛 😛

      1. Heheheeee….me tooooo…me got single stone though…and everyone stares at it…my hubby tho didn’t talk to me properly for a few days 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  17. :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

      1. And facing each other kinds ….. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 somehow I find that very funny 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  18. Jomol n Rads if i get such fivestar treatment while buyin gold…..m alll for the MALLU shops… 😀 :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  19. malayalees cannot live without gold… its like oxygen for us. Ask me… phew.. but I hate gold… my parents force me to wear them but I dont.. for now… GOD knows what will happen when I get married. 😛

    MEOW!! :cat2:

    1. OEYYYYY you stop calling me someone…from maaarning she calling me someone…. :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: …..and some more :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad:

    2. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: I know the pao bhaji madamji cant click tedha pics herself na so she is J. It is also an art. huh!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

    1. the pendant is the mangal sutra… the chain is’nt that important… but being mallus it surely has to be the longest and thickest one… hai na jomol

  20. he he..Aarohan’s pic is sooo damn cute!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* Are you teaching him how to whistle in this pic??? 😯 😯 😯 😯 ……. :kissblow: :kissblow: :kissblow: ..Nice training Jomol!!….. 😛 😛 😛

  21. I told ya ….Me Miranda Priestly :devil: …evryone is a nobody for me….atleast u r “SUMONE” 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  22. I go sleep now :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: meanie people can put stupid pics and grin at each other :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: Ms. Someone-who-only-shops-at-TBZ and Ms. Oh-I-am-so-pretty-in-retro-look :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  23. jomol u hv such a lovely collection , :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: ..

    specifically loved the screw bangles , mom has one thick one , the elephant head thing and i keep eyeing it all the time :giggle: :giggle:

    u know i was trying to do a post on the whole lot of ‘junk jewellery’ i own , now i guess noone will read that , all will run to see your gold , nobody will read about ‘shopped from streets’ stuff . 😥 😥 😥 😥

    btw , u give healthy competition to “Bappi Lahiri” :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    1. Hey Naina….I am interested in seeing your junk stuff…..I love to ogle at junk jewellery, although I don’t wear that much….please show yours too na….even Rads I want to see………………….

  24. Oh that elephant head thing…I LOVE THOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I keep eyeing pics of those…but they cost a lot…and I never manage to save up enough to reach that many zeros…..

        1. radhika u know the first pic of the peacock bangle , in jaipur they are selling similar stuff , not of gold though but impecceable meenakari work , just for 900 Rs. i bought one just recently.

      1. no no , a screw bangle with two elepant heads , (with the trunks up) facing each other .my bengali friends wear that in redglass and just the elephant head is of gold.

        1. Oh those are VERY prettttty friend got one for not gold…like fake jooolrrrryyy…:D 😀 :D…but its super pretty…and I got a pair of those red bengali fake ones too..but I didn’t find the elephant heads in my chotu size so I got some other normal design…but even that is pretty 😀 😀 😀

            1. Is super pretty..the one my friend had…is like a red glass-fibre bangle…not plastic not glass kinds okay…and is red..but my friend said you get other colours too…but I think the red is the prettiest…and its like two elephant heads will be there meeting each other on one side….I didnt know it was screw kind openable 😀 Mine is normal saaaa…but the red and gold is sooo prettty…mine no elephant head and saaada simple 🙁

  25. Ya my mangalsutra is like Jomol’s only…..Jomol has a cross on it na…like a cute small one on the leaf..looks like a cross to me..mine doesn’t have that…its just one dot…the cross is made of these small rounds na..mine is only one small round…

  26. nice collection ha ……:) yr mangalsutra is sooooooo unique … i hav never seen such one before …… we have the usual gold chain with black beads ……….. superb jewwellery ……. i absolutely luv wearin delicate floral gold jewellery daily … hehehehehe


    1. Hey Rids….danks a lot…..he was trying to sneeze or something…..he he ……he always has two of his fingers or the entire palm in his mouth 😀

  28. @ Rads….check it out..i have referred Kanya to 3 of my friends and they hv not been disappointed…take appt with lady called Jennie…she is the bestest….now i dont tell her wht to do…she just chops chops and chops…and i love it 😀

  29. i think she has been with Kanya..first chennai and now bangalore for long….am not sure if Kanya was in Residency rd before moving to Indiranagar ?:-) a nepali…speaks perfect tamil 😛

    1. Oh not same person I think…me like her already 😀 😀 😀 😀 Me love your haircut…might as well accept naaa..but don’t preen too much…there is like an overdose of Preeen Kweeeeeeeeeeens here on IMBB :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

    1. Priya….take Rads along to the hairstylist next time and hand over an extra 100 rs to make Rads bald…..I will pay you 5000 rs. if you agree to do this favour for me p…..pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Priya 😉 😉 😉

            1. Priya….deall…………….my gold anklet is for you…………………..go for it :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

    1. OH Ogre…………………..ask Bahadur….he will trouble shoot……ask him to do the 4 th step first :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

      1. SEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…these two talking dattteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee things…and then Jomol calling me Hidimbi…. 😥 😥 😥 😥

  30. Ikkeee and Jomol were discussing baseball all this while :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

    1. Hidimbi Rads…..yeah, you started everything and that Ogre got into the trap….she is now trying to add logic to it 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

      1. HUH??? Jomol 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 me hurt and me offended…You and Ikky started discussing about Bahadur..and then you said stuff which I cannot type here..but you know what you said…about making…..and errrrrrrrrrrrrrr…out…………and errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…babies making thingies and all….and then Ikkeee just explained and clarified to you. But where did I fit into all this..I didn’t even get half the mails 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

        1. Rads dear…hidimbi…. :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: u were the one who told everyone I was plannig a second baby…and then you act innocent… :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad:

    1. watch collection, shoe collection, pendant collection tak its okay…..but skirt collection. 😯 😯 😯 😯 ……please don’t tell me there should be an entire post dedicated to mini skirts…. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

  31. Jomol, very good collection. Each n every piece is praise worthy.
    I prefer wearing imitation jewelelry for daly use (apart from 3 gold finger rings & a gold chain) coz hv to travel alone here (when returning from ofifce @ nite) & there are incidents of chain snatching on the streets.
    But my MiL ensures i wear as much as possible on wedding n family get togethers. My collection wd b 1/3 or 1/4 th of your collection.

  32. Oh Nimmi……i know there are increasing cases of chain snatching more and it is such a menance…why don’t they be happy with bag stealing or cell phone snatching……why don;’t they let us wear our jewellery in peace 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  33. Thanks Aditi….mallu mangalsutras are kind of differnt from other regions…..hindus have a peepal leaf kind of thing and malayali christians have a elongated tiny peepal leaf kind of mangalsutra :-))

    1. hey jomol even mallyali christians wear magalsutra like hindus….is it?
      my best friend is mallu christian and has a whole lot of kerela gold…
      so this gold custom is same with all is it?
      why this craze for gold in kerela? ?:-)
      i have always been curious

      have to get one of these magalsutra
      mine is like looooonnngggg and filmy like ekta kumar serial heroiny

      1. Oh goooodness…grass really is greener on the other side naaaaaaaaa…I hate this kind of mangalsutra…it looks so horrids I feel..though for some reason Jomol’s is looking nice…actually I don’t mind the mangalsutra as such…but having to wear it on the chain….is so horrible…me no like at like black and gold beads kind of stuff 😀

        1. like ekta kapoor heroins vaisa?
          i like the marathi style also
          have u seen that rads?
          mangalsutra ka collection karna chaiye, nai?

          1. even I want to buy a black beads and gold mangalsutra….its not so long…..i have seen it in malabar gold….but I can’t afford it now…someday :-/

        2. you don’t mind wearing mangalsutra….but you mind it hanging on from a chain………….. :-/ 😕 ?:-) 😕 :-/ ?:-) 😕 😕 :-/ 😕 :-/ 😕 😕 :-/ ?:-) 😕 :-/ ?:-) …okay, I have one solution O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) fevicol the mangalsutra to your chest without the chain O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-)

      2. Neha……………Keralites fell into the gold craze since they began trading with European countries like portugese …..europeans considered spices to be more costly than gold and they were happy to part with their gold….so it was like do more business with europeans, acquire more gold like thing…….it grew into so much craze and still continuing 😀 😀 😀

  34. saying of bag stealing made me remember the time when my car was broken into this Feb, that too @ 2.30 pm on a very crowded street master canteen square (there hv been numerous such incidents there till today coz its near to d station).

    I had just been to a shop to get tomato sauce, taking my car keys, cell phone n sm cash with me. Returned 3-4 mins later n found the glass of the rear window on right hand side broken & my purse was missing. It was on the floor of the car.

    All my debit cards, credit cards, pan card, Dl, voter i-card, MP3 player i bought from mumbai & many things also gone. Was without any Id proof for quite some time till i got a new pan card.
    DL n voter i card still awaited.

    1. OH that was terrible Nimmi…………….I mean somebody stealing from a car………..and police is hand in glove with these people…poora support….

  35. Jomo…me order ice tea :drink: …but m thnkin bettr accompany u everywhere…dey muct know u na…so u do all da golsd shoppn…n i will hav all da ice tea n lemon soda :drink:

      1. Yeah, me good fraands with Rati today…..even Farha has been nice to me :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :jump: :jump: :jump: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

  36. Rads…we wont let her buy enethn unless she takes us to atleast 5 shops wer we hav had all da drnks :devil: …n da place which serves the best…will be frm wer we let her buy… :devil: . :vampire: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

    1. :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: Farha…………..drinks means…..lime soda, fanta, pepsi, and cola….not whisky, rum, gin, vodka….he he he he :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

  37. That’s it…I am done… 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 first my name gets typed in a Mallu-Gold-Jomol post…I was like okay..for my future son-in-law I kept quiet…then I get datteee stinky :can: talk in mail…datteeeeeeeeeee…put computer in Harpic datteeeeeeeeeeeeeee…and now everyone saying meanie things to me…is just so much a hooman can take 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    1. Hey Rads……………… :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    1. Rati called me pao bhaji madamjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

      1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

    1. I think PAO BAJJI BEHENJI is also nice…..either what Rati suggested or this :silly: :silly: :silly: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

    2. :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :clap:

  38. wow that’s one hell of a collection !! Me like Me like 😀 Wonder what will happen of you once you come here in dubai. Btw there are 2 gold souqs having 300 shops each 😛 haha you will go mad seeing so much gold. But it’s super duper expensive here. Prices get to almost double every month 🙁 My mom’s stocking everything for my marriage now itself !! I kinda feel bad making them spend unnecessarily when I won’t even wear much 🙁 you know our indian culture, give gold to show status. Arghh when will the mentality change :reallyangry:

  39. Oh your son is suppperr cute!!!
    Now Radhikas turn to post her jewellery collection n daughters pic 😛
    Then we people will decide if they make a good pair or not 😀
    I am from the ladke wale ka side.So Rads you better show us some real nice gold then only we get our ladka with band baraat or else other rishtas lined up for him 😛 😉

      1. Yeah, anyway, the boy should be older than the bride na….isliya…Rads ke beti ke saath I am fixing my son’s marriage……I have reminded her a 1000 times about giving dowry in installments, but she is feigning ignorance……I have to send her a legal notice 😕 :-/ 😕 :-/ 😕 :-/ 😕 :-/ 😕 :-/

    1. Hey Insiya..danks for the support…..I know you are really lucky to go these souks and see all that gold….I mean, I would never come home….I will stay there put until they close down their shops…………yeah, I want to see Rads gold now……I want to see how much I should expect…..even diamonds I want to see…..even Rads ka movable and immovable property…. 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  40. Hi Jomol….Wowwwwww, what a lovely collection, really awesome. BTW, when are you having a daughter?…..hehe……becoz I have a young son!!!!!!!

      1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :-* :-* :-*

        1. Sabrina…. :-X :reallyangry: :vampire: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: …..even you are pulling my leg….this poutmati, Rads, donkey, and IKky are all trying to get me pregnant for a second time…………….I will killl youu :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

  41. LOL I understand the Mallu gold obsession – I’ve seen it in spades. You mangalsutra reminds me so much of my moms – its called a thali na ? the ones in my family are different though they have two of those bumpy thingys

    You son is soooooper adorable :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Personally though – me a silver jewellery junkie, just about learning to appreciate gold and diamonds 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    1. Danks Janhnavi…..Hey Jahnavi… a mallu kya……actually hindus have a slightly larger thalli………christians have small ones….and muslims I believe also have crescent I believe…should ask Fathima about it

      1. Am a half Mallu – but not really ( Palaghat Iyer) – if you get what I mean so I spent half my life thinking Mallus didnt eat fish or meat ( I was so shocked when I discovered that was not the case ! 😯 😯 😯 )

        My other half is Punjabi so am a full on mix breed and my two most favourite foods in the world are Sambhar rice and Rajma rice – shows na 😛 😛 😛

      2. Actually in Muslim weddings,a certain amount of gold agreed to by the brides father and groom will be given into the brides hand by the groom..we dont usually have a cresent or anything…mostly it is a gold chain with a might be a locket with the groom’s name engraved on it…or simply just any other locket…my mums was just a locket studded with lots of white stones…then the grooms sister puts the necklace on the bride….

        1. Oooh thats interesting – no romantic locket on wifey by hubby moment :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( even here interfering sister in law 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

          I Love the idea of your mom’s locket fathima – sounds beautful :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

          1. but i like that coz….well i have 2 bros so i will get to do it twice……..but there is a cute thing….the groom makes the bride drink milk …and the bride does the same to the groom…

            1. Lol your romantic moment will be between you and your sister-in-laws 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

              The milk drinking thing sounds super cute – what does it symbolize ?

  42. jomol i love your bangles pictured at no. 11
    and your mangalsutra. please tell me about it. it looks very unusual in comparison to the other mangalsutras i am used to seeing.

  43. Hey Rima…..after such a long time……………………. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Rima……this is a Catholic Christian (malayalee) mangalsutra which is called “thalli”……this is bought by the husband’s side. Husband also buys a silk saree for his bride to be given at the time of marriage. From this saree, a thread or two is taken and this “thalli” is hanged into this thread…..the church marriage is not complete until the groom ties this thread with thalli in the bride’s neck…later the thalli can be removed and tied on to a chain…also ring ceremony is also important……

  44. No kicching the bride……I would have slapped him if he tried to kiss…a.ctually indian christian shaadi na….our indian culutre does not allow to kiss or touch……just tie the thalli around the neck and exchange rings and do whatever you have to do after going home 😀 😀

  45. ugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh kissing is so tedious……………………………I do not understand whats so romantic about kissing :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :-/ :-/ :-/ 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕

    1. Me feel bad for Mr James now – Mrs James find kissing tedious :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:
      😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

      Rads better watch out – your son -in-law better not take after his mommy in this department or your daughter will be like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      1. Jahnavi…errr…I am sending Aarohan to Eno Kumar for IIT coaching…..he will be perfectly trained in every aspect……..and he has Poutmati there to practice kissing :-* :-* :-* :-* :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

        1. Lol you trusting IIT geeks (Eno Kumar/donkey face) to teach a young boy the subtle art of romance :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

          The only thing all these IIT boys know inside out is compoooooters – no eyes for anything else – Donkey Kumar got lucky – the two minutes of his life that he looked away from compooter he saw Poutmatiji 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

          Me already feeling super bad for your daughter Rads

          1. Janhavi…………my son will stay at Poutmati’s place na….my son will practice all his kissing on her …………………. :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

      2. Janhavi…………. :-X :-X :-X :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: 😥 😥 😥 😥

        1. LOL Poutmati the cradle snatcher :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  46. I’ve neva seen such a unique mangalsutra b4.I like it :-)) :-)) but Arohan is Chooooooooo adorable.Me likin him best among all the gold :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

  47. Thanks Sharon :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* malayaleee mangalsutras are verydifferent from other regions Sharon……………. :-))

  48. Love yur ornaments,,,i kno the love for gold too…my mum is obsessed…..she told me she will save up all her ornaments for my wedding…for me to wear….and i said:”sure umma!! u can save up…then u can sell ’em all and get me my diamond sets…” :rotfl: :rotfl:

    and YAY!! WE got to see some part of Jomol…albeit being her legs and a part of her arm….and u have pretty legs…looks well taken care of…

    ANd aarohan is sooooooooooo cute!!!!! he is like this blob of concentrated cutenes!!!!!!! :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute:

  49. Thanks Fathima…..I know you willl be loaded with gold and diamonds……………..BTW, you too have thalli system na……..

  50. Hey Jomol,
    Okey first things first..Aarohan is SUPERCUTE!! :rose:
    If u stayed nearby I would have loved to babysit him or maybe would have taken him to my place to play with him very frequently (Me loves babies…)

    I have a special fascination towards fishnet necklaces :drool: .Urs look lovely,especially with the purple stones at the bottom :beauty: :beauty: :heart: :drool: :drool: ..

    1. Thanks Minnie….. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) ….you can come and stay here with me and my son…..bengal to andhra ……only one day train journey… 😛

  51. hey jomol!!

    ur collection is too gud!! i mysef luv jewellery though nt only gold jewellery..i luv kundan,polki n ofcourse DIAMONDS!! I wud luv 2 show u guys my collection too as its preety different me being a rajput so i ve mostly traditional jewellery which is pretty similar 2 wat aishwairya wore in jodha akbar(though nt that BIGGGG)
    but all said n done,i lurvvveeeee me jewellery collection!!

  52. Hey Sonal………….thanks. I would love to see your personal jewellery collecdtion………i am waiting eagerly 😛 😛 😛 😛

  53. thanx jomol,i wud luv 2 but d problem is tht as m a newbie here so i dnt know how 2 post article :(( .. is there ne one who can help me here???

  54. Surprised to see the name RAJAN jewellers unexpectadly here!!!!!! We thiruvallite’ s age old jewellery it is..I too had my share of rajan jewelllers. :yahoo: :dance:

  55. Hello,
    Your post is very informative & your collection is also very good.Sorry to say be careful about income tax ma’am.If possible delete your personal collection part.sorry if I hurt your feelings. Your post is really very informative.

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