No travel in India is complete without buying jewelry and Rajasthan tops the list in this!
With different kinds of stone available at one place – from onyx to rubies – Rajasthan is heaven for jewellers. Not only that – each piece of craftsmanship is a delight and in case of many showrooms/ artisans its the product of centuries of jewelry making expertise.
Though Jaipur is the preferred destination; not many tourists realize that the jewels of Jaisalmer are unique in their own way. The stones are all machine cut unlike the hand cut ones of Jaipur.
Tourists can explore the local jewelry shops and get good pieces worth their money. The location of Hotel Priya Jaisalmer (www.priyahotels.com) being in close proximity to the city and its bazaars makes it an ideal place to stay.
Those living in the US can also check out this link for a renouned Jaisalmer jewelry maker Vinesh Kumar Maheshwari of Jaisalmer Arts and Crafts : http://www.elle.com/fashion/accessories/news/a23075/jaisalmer-arts-and-crafts/
But of course….. nothing beats the experience of buying from the colorful land of Golden Jaisalmer!