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Jewellery Trail

Jewellery in India is not merely ornamental. Join us as we delve into the making of exquisite hand-crafted Indian jewellery, and discover the many myths and stories that lie in its crafting. And what of Gem stones? That’s a sparkling new story…

  • Reporting Venue

    Outside Grand Sweets, 64, North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004.


  • Time

    4:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • Conveyance


A piece of jewellery is an indication of your personal taste, but could it also be a vehicle to advertise your caste, religion, region, economic status and marital status?

It can, for jewellery in India actually talks a tongue other Indians understand.A large part of Indian Jewellery is hand crafted by nameless artisans who would never be able to afford one of the pieces they create. And this is a craft that has passed down their families for centuries.
Join Storytrails as we take you up narrow staircases that transport huge quantities of gold, and into pokey little rooms where classics are crafted. Watch sparkling gems being set in exotic designs, using techniques that have come unchanged for centuries.
Explore how a piece of jewellery takes seed in a designer’s mind, and is then translated into a tangible work of art by the craft and toil of an unsung artisan.And while you experience all this, listen to stories of the fabled jewels of the maharajas and of their plunder, of gems and their mysticism, and of the symbolisms in their placement.

test Testimonials

Thank you for the fun morning. Very informative, learned a lot from Chennai. Looking forward to the next trail!

Erika Woodard

Thank you! I loved the tour, visiting the studio & learning about the significance of gold jewellery.

Pam Bauer

Great trail and so interesting!!! A lot of nice interesting places and very friendly storyteller explaining everything. Very good! Thank you very much!!


Insight into how emotionally attached Indian people are to jewellery. Helps understand ourselves better.


Very informative and so interesting. Great that Storytrails is doing trails like this.


A fascinating tour – full of great stories, people and places – a great way to learn about the area. Thank you!

Sasa Clayson

Thank you for the wonderful jewelry tour and the wonderful hospitality. We really learned a lot and now I need some diamonds in my life!

Bob Bauver

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