Jewelry Stores in Beijing - Shopping for Gold, Jade, Pearl and Accessories
Beijing Fine Jewelers 北京大方元珠宝行
Address: Bldg 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing Chinese Address: 北京朝阳区工体东路丙2号红街大厦3号楼 Phone: 010-6592-7466, 010-6501-8046 Hours: Daily 8.30am-9.30pm. Credit Cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
A favorite in the expat community, this is the place to go if you're looking for custom-made jewelry. They're happy to accommodate your own designs and even have knockoffs of Tiffany and Cartier designs. It's great for gold and silver jewelry, though the quality of platinum is shaky.
Beijing Caishikou Department Store (Caibai Jewelry, Caibai shoushi, Caibai gongsi, 菜市口百货商店,菜百首饰)
Address: 306 Guanganmen Nei Dajie, Xuanwu District (Headquarter) Phone: 010-8352-0088 Open Hours: 9am -8:30pm daily Transportation: Public bus 6, 19, 38, 40, 57, 109, 477, 715, 687, 917, 717, 743, Special 5 or Special 7 at Guanganmen Website (in Chinese): www.bjcaibai.com.cn
Beijing's largest gold jewelry retailer, Caishikou Department Store (Caibai Jewelry), has been in the top gold sale spot for the past seventeen years. It is voted as one of Beijing Top Ten Franchised Brands in 2007. Caibai Jewelery includes Gold, 99.9% Gold Accessories, 99.9% Gold Ornaments, Gold bar, Platinum, Diamond, Jade, Gold and Silver Coins and Badges, Beijing Olympic products, K-gold Accessories. Caibai is also the concessionary retailer of Beijing Olympic souvenirs and gold coins.
Other location: Address: 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District (Branch) Phone: 010-65280117 Open Hours: 9am -10pm daily Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Wangfujing; Public bus 10, 20, 37, 41, 59, 120, 420 or 802 at Wangfujing; 103, 104, 201, 211, 803 or 814 at Changanjie Dong
Beijing Arts and Crafts Central Store (Gong Mei Dasha)
Address: 200 Wangfujing Dajie, Chongwen District Phone: 010-6528-8866
At this large jade store, you're guaranteed to get teh real thing rather than the colored glass you might find elsewhere. Bargain down to a third of the market price. Jewellery (gold, silver, jade and pearl) is on the ground floor, with glass, paintings, calligraphy and fans on the 2nd floor. You can find woodcarvings, cloisonné, lacquerware and silks on the 3rd floor and jade carvings on the 4th floor.
Address: 16 Tiantan Dong Lu (North east of the Gate of Temple of Heaven), Chongwen Phone: 010-6713-3354 Hours: Daily 8:30am-7pm
Pears are one of the many item sold at this market. Also available are Cultural Revolution kitsch, typical brand-name clothing, luggage, and watches. The Pearls are a big draw, however, and are sold in every size, shape, and color, with a similarly vast range in price.
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Address: 2 Jiuxiangqiao Lu, Changyang District Phone: 010-6437-3432
Unique industrial-looking jewelry by artist Man Kaihui, this boutique also sells locally- designed sweaters and dresses.
Address: Inside the Swissotel, 2 Changyangmen Bei Dajie, Changyang District Phone: 130-5129-8011 Open Hours: 10am-9:30pm daily Transportation: Subway Line 2 at Dongsishidiao Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
For something more traditionally Chinese, beautifully crafted and made using the finest materials, Julie designs and oversees a range of jewelery sold from her three outlets in the city. Created with jade from the southern Yunan Province, turquoise from Hubei Province, pearls and lapis lazuli and ranging from RMB500 to RMB 20,000, it's the perfect place to come for something special.
Other Hong Julie locations: 2 Jiuxingqiao Lu, 798 Art District (by the north entrance), Changyang District Inside the Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangamqiao Lu, Changyang District
Shard Box Store (Shendege Gongyipin, 慎德阁工艺品, 慎德阁工艺商行)
Address: 1 Ritan Beilu, Changyang District, Beijing Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区日坛北路1号 Phone: 010-8561-3712 Open Hours: 9am-7pm daily
The shard boxes-supposedly made from fragments of porcelain vessels smashed during the Cultural Revolution - are gorgeous. Birds, trees,pining lovers, and dragons decorate these affordable ceramic-and-metal containers. Most notably customers are former First Lady Rosalyn Carter and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Lido Area Location: Address: 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓商务4A座 Phone: 010-5135 7638 Open Hours: 9am-7pm daily