Anywhere you go in India, even in the most remote areas, you’ll find women wearing amazing, intricate, bold gold jewelry. While I can’t afford to buy the real stuff, they have a lot of options for costume jewelry that get just as many compliments :).
I found a narrow store called “Dubbai Gold” (you know it’s legit because it has two b’s) in the Lajpat market not wider than four feet, but that stretched back filled to the brim with beautiful gold costume jewelry. All the pieces we bought were silver plated with 24 karat gold, and after some lengthy bargaining was pretty damn affordable. It’s also a good way to see what I really love before I splurge for the real thing.