Mini Jewellery Shopping

Mini Jewellery Shopping

I did a mini gold shopping today.  Actually, my shopping for this month and many more months ends today.  This past week has been a total bliss for me.  I shopped each day of the week with my sister and my sister bought me all kinds of gifts I could get.  She wanted to buy gold jewellery for me, but I refused.  After she went back to her place, she called in to tell me that she had hidden money in my wardrobe for my jewellery and I could go shopping with that money.  I was overjoyed and went straight to Joy Alukkas to buy a piece.  I dumped “Malabar Gold” this time around, went to Joy Alukkas because they have a vast chain collection and I wanted a new chain badly.  I went in to buy a chain, but got a bangle as well!

Bought a new chain to hang my mangalsutra in and a bangle for daily use.

Here’s the small loot :toothygrin:

Mini Jewellery Shopping



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A closer look at the chain, I wanted a wide one and this one seemed just fine, not too wide.

Gold Chain


The bangle is a wide one as well, which I can wear as a single piece daily.

Gold Bangle




I joined the Easy Loan Scheme in Joy Alukkas as well.  You have to pay a certain amount every month and at the end of the scheduled period, you can buy gold at the same rate when you joined the scheme, seemed quite cool to me.

Gold Scheme


Got these two purses as a gift, I was expecting more, but then, free pouches are welcome any day.


Hope you liked my small haul!!!

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All About Gold & My Personal Gold Jewellery Collection
How to Take Care of Silver Jewellery
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Handmade Jewellery by Deepika 🙂
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176 thoughts on “Mini Jewellery Shopping

  1. I don’t go to Bhima Divya….I have always shopped from either Alukkas or Malabar Gold…We have Kalyan and Bhima also. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Me like Bhima and Malabar Gold 😀 Is this your “mini” haul????????????!!!!!!!!! One day I will die with seeing your “mini hauls” and that evil creeecher’s “grocery shopping” 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

      1. Radsu…my husband had gfted me earrings from bhima, that was it…my mom always buys from bhima if she is in kerala :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: and rads, did you tell nupuriz to ask coffee machine from me :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. errr…..she was tellign she went and bought some coffee powder and realized later its filter coffee powder…and she no have coffee filter…I guess she doesnt know what it is either…so I was telling you can ask Jomol to buy it for you 😐 😐

          1. Rads….. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: we both should ask her to make that into a scrub and send us at wholesale rates :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. Rads i tred d method u suggested me for makingss the coffeee, it came out just fine… me loving it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
              But i wud still like to make it in kophieee filter Jomol :panda: :panda: :panda: :panda: :panda:

      1. Mere first review ke paawan awsar par aapko naa dekhkar humein doookh hua :tongue:
        Check out ginny’s comment on my review..she’s your soul sister :struggle:

  2. :stars: :stars: :stars: mini haul ?????? :stars: :stars: :stars: this would probably equal to 4-6 months of my salary :stars:

    1. Oopsii…he he….mini isliye coz I wanted a lot of things from there…..bas itna hi i could get :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

    1. Visakhi…easy way out….you adopt me, I will come bag and baggage and baccha to Trivandrum :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  3. Jomolayyyyyy :love: :love: :love: :love: the chain ka heart like detailing is so awesome@@@
    this is the 1st time I’m actually dil se liking so much :*

  4. Beeno…..thankyou…and thank you for you know what darling :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  5. Everything glitters is Gold in this post.. :stars: Retail therapy can do miracles to us naa.. :pompom: Though am not Gold Person at all & now when its not safe to wear where I live..all I got in wedding frm both the sides is getting suffocated in lockers.. :methinks: Can I sell ’em in IMBB Bazar.. :methinks: :toothygrin:

      1. Shilpa….majority of my jewellery is in locker too, but I have to wear a few pieces randomly because I can’t wear artificial ones coz I am allergic too, but I agree some places are very safe to wear and some places are not :toothygrin:

        1. Truely Jomol..If we Indians dun have 1/2 totally filled up lockers..laanat hai humari Indian-iyat par.. :toothygrin: & 🙁 @ allergy..I do have such frnd..& shes huge fan of Junk Jewellery so she has to settle for plastic/cloth/wood…anything but metal..!!

          1. ejjactly same allergy hain moozko Shilpa, I buy junk jewellery too, but cannot wear them. I can wear gold only without any issue :blush: :teddy:

            1. So we can hal-karo-masla by xchange of Gold-Junk between us. Ratio wuld be 1 Gold Piece = 349875623.37 Junk Pieces…theek rahega ?! :toothygrin: *Offering hand in anticipation of sigining deal* :stars:

                1. Mennu dena hai Gold or lena hai Junk…as My Gold & Your Junk are lying unutilised naa. You said naa..You buy it but dun use it.. O:)

                    1. Tabhi to wo ratio rakha naa..but now when you are giving me all in phree phree..seems you too are generous like your sistah (On a serious note..its really suppa-cute-gesture frm her side.. 🙂 ) So all I have to do is to give you my addy where you can courier ’em…Done :high5:

          1. Shilpa , if you don’t want to keep it lockers, you can go to Joy Alukkas or malabar gold and if your gold is 916, they will payyou the entire money for that day’s rate….phir you can save that money in the bank…..yeh accha idea hai to rescue your gold from the suffocation of lockers O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

            1. Even the shops in Ahmedabad frm where I bought have such schemes..just that labour cost is lost..!! But the way Gold prices are seems better investment than in money in bank.. 🙂 Mera Stree-dhan..I might spend for face-lifts & botox shots & & when needed.. :toothygrin:

              1. Yesh, Pinaki, gold prices are on rise, I think its better this way. Waise bhi, only a small amount of money, I a m keeping apart monthly for this scheme. The only money I will have to pay would be for making charges and taxes at the end of the scheme

                1. Our convo is becoming conference now…as Pinaki is my PPPP arthaat Param Pujya (?) Patidev Pinaki..Good that you are giving useful suggestion to him.. 😀 Ab jab unki baat nikli hai to (blush blush) it reminds me…I have already told him that if we were in India..har saal kuchh to shagun on Dhanteras…unka kitta saving ho gaya in our stay of 7 yrs outta India. So ab jab jaayeneg wapas…sut-samet lena hoga sab kuchh…in any way.. 😉

      1. Renji..I have coined up it..coz it din’t get to see daylight since ages…& it doesn’t have any ‘bright’ future either.. :toothygrin: Lagta hai meri aanewali bahu ko virasat me jaayega sab.. :present: Phir wo mere pair achche se dabaayegi.. 😉

          1. I think majority of all our gold is in lockers only…….my wedding jewellery is still lying there…… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  6. like ur bangle.. vat a coincidence.. I too did jewellery shopping today.. bought gold rings and ear rings.. :happydance:

    1. Laxmi…wow…I know it was good to buy gold today, it was only 26000 for 10 gms :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  7. Kaash meri ek sister hoti…aur woh phone karke bolti “Sanju baba, maine tumhare liye ek Budweiser ki bottle cupboard mein chhupa kar rakh di hai” :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

    1. Sanjeev bhaiya, maine chankapuri k pass jo haunted road hai wahan aapke k liye 1 Teachers ki baatli chupaayi hai, aaap le k aaao :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. ho ho ho…..teachers ki baatli…my dad also takes that….teachers’, black dog…he he……I ask him what fun is to drink a dirty smelling liquid :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

        1. nhi bhaiya, mai personallly nhi gyi thi chupaane, Maine baaatli launcher se baatli wahan rakhwaa di hai… location , date, time etc sab feed kar dia usmei , aur baatli wahan pohonch gyi :happydance: :happydance:

          1. Nupuriz.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: pitampura se GK tak launcher feed nahin ho sakta kya :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

              1. Nupuriz…abh samaj mein aya….you have that Doremon’s “anytime bottle launcher machine” na :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

                    1. Nupurizzzzzzzzzzzzzz….RBI ne sshaare paishe raddh kar diye hain….koosh thousands mein bhejo…….mooze ek cumerband pasand aya Joy Alukkas mein :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

  8. Sanjeevji……aapki behen kabhi aisa nahin karti kyonki….sharab swasthya ke liye haanikarak hai….janhith mein jaari soochna O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

  9. Nupurzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: tum bhi meri behana ho….I am waiting for your call now :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Nupuriz…aapne jo bread bheji hai…ussh mein green yellow fungus colonies phal phool rahin hain :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: nahin chahiye mekko :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. nhi nhi didi woh toh maine decorate kar k bheji hai bread, fungus nhi hai woh :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
          aaapko yakeen nhi ho raha toh khaa k dekhlo, bilkul theek hai :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

          1. Nahin baaahin….tomaar bread mein funguswa ugg raha hai……hum microbiology pada hoon…..Rhizopus nigricans are loffing at me…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

            1. Oh acha, aisa kyaa… woh Bread pe likha bhi thaa fungus freee, toh mujhe lgaaa woh fungus se mukttt hai…. shayad it meant iske saaath fungus free hai :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

              1. ejjactly, fungus free aayi hai bread ke saath…..Nupuriz….aapko “bal durguna parihara paathsala” mein bhejna chahiye :spank: :spank: :spank:

                1. ohhoo…. yeh toh galti ho gyi…. ab aap moooze braad waapish bhej do aur uske saaath 1 coffe filter machine bhi bhej dena didi :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

                  1. Baahin….paishe nahin hain…..kal ke chai paani ke liye koosh paishe de do na….mai, behan…sishta… :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

                    1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 teek hain naa mera na aapka…you don’t send me paisha…I won’t send you coffee machine…waise bhi, I don;’t like coffee , isliye machine bhi nahin hai :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

                    2. Rads boli toh bilkul bhi nahin bheejoongi…….she eating only chole battores nowadays….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

                    3. And this is why I no think goood thoughts…..I tho just wanted to help Furfurufrrrrrrururufururrrr… O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) I told her ask Jomol for kopeee philtersssss O:) O:) O:) O:)

  10. jomo… :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :spank: :spank:

  11. awww but so sweet of your sister. I always told my mom I needed a sister as well :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. Rati….. Maine tujhe CCD mei rakhi baaandhi thi , mai hu naa teri sistaaaa :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi:
          yay, ab aap bhi calll karo didi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: mera gift kahan chupaya hai
          :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

            1. Haan awashyaa hiiii…. wenever u go to offfice mujhe ghar ki saari chaabiaan de k jaana , mujhe paishe chupaane hai naa cupboard mei :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

              1. Nupuriz….yeh hamara plan B wala idea hai na…. 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 makeup bhi utta lena nupuriz :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: waishe…cupboard kaun lock karta hai…..he he….main kabhi lock nahin karti….otherwise, I would never be able to pick things from there, i keep losing keys :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

          1. Behen….mere phone mein :outgoing” calls nahin jaa rahe….only incomings are allowed…..waishe bhi balance nahin hai :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

  12. Jomuuuu!! Welcum back…!!

    Ur shopping is awesum.. My pati wud be super proud of u.. Hehe

    n m loving ur bangle :woot: mayb i wil copy ur design :yahoo:

  13. jomolayyy, how have u been….long time…. dats such a sweet gesture of ur sister, my maasi also does that with my mom, jane ke baad phn kar ke btati hain paise kahan rakhen hain,,,,,, loved ur chain….

          1. ye to bada complicated lag ra… :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: ye kya hogya tujhe sugi…. :struggle: :struggle: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :doctor: :doctor:

      1. marriage preps are in full swings, now not even 10 days are left, i am excited , nevous, scared, happy….all at the same time :chewnails: :chewnails: :chewnails:

  14. Jomooooo you’re on a roll :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: What else did you shop for all week?? I’m not fond of gold but I love the gold bracelet, it’s soo cute 🙂

    1. Nandini, I can wear only gold because I am allergic to all other metals and I shopped for clothes, footwear, skin care products, bags, almost everything in the past one week…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Aying 😐 😐 😐 gold mein bhi bargaining hoti hai kya….jahaan se main leti hoon, wahan uss day ka gold rate + making charges compulsorily dena hota hai…. 😐 😐 Aaap jahan se leti hain, wahan agar bargaining kar sakte hain toh batana, I will buy from there only next :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: par 916 hi hona chahiye….I don;t buy any less :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

      1. jomol i brought jewellry from malbar gold in kerala and my n dad bargained and they reduced on the making charges….so try it nxt tym :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  15. Hey Jomol,

    Missed you dearly…..was wondering where you were …….now Iknow u’ve been shopping …..

    I wish I had a sis ..i’ve heard og Joy Alukkas never shopped there though

    1. Thank you so much Supriyaaaaaaaaaaa….I was holidaying and shopping to my heart’s content :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  16. Hi Jomol….both the chain and the bangle are really lovely. How sweet of your sister to surprise you like that. :)) :)) :))

    1. Thankooooooo Sabrina, my sister knows me inside out and knows what I want. I got a lot of skin care items also from her as gifts :preen: :preen: :preen:

  17. hey jomol,
    i went to nac in chennai to get bangles yesterday and i ended up ordering finger rings as the plain bangle i wanted is five sovereign….ningalde bangle ethare sovereign aanu???i just closed my gold scheme yesterday…getting delivery on akshaya trithiya and opening another scheme same day

    1. Hi Vidya, ende bangle 2 sovereign anu. I just use one single bangle a day, so this one looked to be worn alone. I have a scheme with malabar gold as well and yesterday, the gold prices were comparatively down, so it was a good day to shop too. You keep an eye on gold prices too like me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  18. you call it mini haul? :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: buying gold like that!!! seriously Jomol!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

  19. Kimi…..what to do, I just wear one or two pieces of jewellery a day and that cannot be junk but gold, so I have to keep buying new ones …. :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

  20. Jomol mini haul :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:
    For me mini haul is just a 2 gms of Gold Ring :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
    Anyways :)) i like your bangle, its the latest design na, even my mom has one like that

  21. Yes Shami, Alukkas has lovely bangle collections. Malabar Gold is not renewing its collection. I went there two times to look for a bangle, but they kept showing me what I have already seen before. I got new designs in Alukkas :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Joy Alukkas is the biggest jewelery shop here in chennai, i never bought jewlery from alukkas, but whenever i cross that building i was :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
      Next time i will go to Joy alukkas 🙂

      1. There are three Alukkas’, jos, joy, and francis, I think Joy is the biggest….next time, do check that out :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  22. WI will make my sister read this :). Interestingly in the last few years I’ve got more interested in the non-mallu brands (I guess seeing all the alukkas, alappatts, malabar golds, bhimas and joscos in every corner does that to you) and non-mallu, less gold centric jewellery, so my last purchase was a pair of emerald earrings from Tanishq, and I love them! What other shopping did you do?

    1. I am yet to go over to Tanishq…the huge making charges scare me off…..but I would opt for a ring if I can from Tanishq…. O:) O:) I shopped for just about everything Shai, shoes, clothes, bags, skin care stuff, etc.

        1. I have signed up for their golden harvest scheme – next target diamond earrings :). Yes making charges are high, and you will only get 50% back on the stone’s value, moreover it is 18 karat gold…but my this time I let my heart rule my head!!! The way I look at it I have enough (not a lot, but enough) solid gold, so…

          Are you doing a haul post of the rest of the stuff?? Would love to see it!

  23. Jomu..teddy: :teddy: :teddy: M so glad you are back..:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: n dats a MINI haul?????…hoodi baba.. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

    so naaichee you had a lovely time your sishta and niece.. :balle: :balle:

    Jomu me missed you dearly… :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  24. jomol i brought jewellry from kerala malbar gold and my dad bargained and even i got a diamond set from joy allukas in mumbai and bargained there also they reduced the price a bit nxt tym u go gold shoppin ask em 2 reduce on the making charges 😉 😉 😉 :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  25. Hana, i know, you can just ask them to reduce the making charges a bit, but then you can’t go on yakking to reduce. I just ask once to make concessions in making charges and that’s about it. Usually, I am a regular at malabar gold, so they kind of know to give at appropriate rates…. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

    1. well they reduce alot in malabar cos ma dad a very persistent….u know the give it 2 me or al go 2 odr place kinda stuff so dey reduce alot even i was shocked :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. Hana….can I take your dad along next time I go to Malabar Gold, but they kind of take the correct charges for loyal and regular ones. I have been shopping from Malabar Gold throughout, so really no issue there…. :pompom: :pompom:

  26. My sister goes all the way from Rajkot to Mumbai to buy gold from Jos Alukkas….you are in Mumbai Hana :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  27. ya dey have good collection especially diamond very unique…..malbar is not that good in the diamond department…..yes i am in mumbai

    1. i got all my diamond rings from allukas they have rings in princess cut diamonds the look amazing and last i checked d malbar guys didn hav it so go get urs

  28. Haan sacchi…. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: I will get your purchase points added to my account and get a bigger discount next time :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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