Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Hardware in Jewelry

Veena Mani On the ever-bustling Flower Bazaar Road in Sowcarpet is the little,u n a s s u m I n g gems shop Kalanjiam Brothers. While the veneer looks simply like some other gem dealer that dabs the area, a snappy voyage through the store and a tête-a-tête with the proprietor Fareed Kalanjiam, uncovers more than what meets the eye. Kalanjiam Brothers, set up in 1955, is the most established store in the city that sells credible sanctuary gems regularly decorated during move exhibitions by old-style artists.

Equipment to gems

As I enter the shop, Fareed is caught up with taking care of all the adornments which he had spread out on the counter for a past client. I request that he give me silver move adornments and five-metal move gems, which I had found out about from a couple of artists. He shows me a couple of tests and says that the rest like the mango jewelry in silver is out of stock, as are numerous different plans, in light of the fact that a gigantic transfer was sent to another country. The originators of the store — Al-Haj PLE Abdul Kader Kalanjiam, Kader Mohideen Kalanjiam, Ebrahim Kalanjiam, and Seyed Mohammed Thamby Kalanjiam — initially set up their business in Sri Lanka in 1948. They moved to Chennai 1955 on the grounds that they needed to remain in their country and in a spot they knew about. At first, a provider of equipment items, Kalanjiam, stretched out into the move adornments business that year. Their store is presently a goto place for artists around the world.