Gold and Silver Jewellery


Nepal has a long tradition of craftsmanship in many forms like wood carving, metal craft, stone carving and, working silver and gold into exquisite pieces of Jewellery. The manufacture of Jewellery in Nepal is wide spread throughout the country since time immemorial. The production of Jewellery is labour intensive industry based on caste and cultural heritage. It was traditionally confined only to the Newari Shakya and Sunar families, but nowadays, other castes are also involved in this occupation. The art and the tricks of making it is passed from father to son in a normal family group setting, by father or grandfather showing and instructing the younger ones how to handle the hammer or saw or carving tool. So, it is said that by the time the child goes to school, he can handle the tool. The local demand of Jewellery has traditionally confined to social and religious occasions and other ritual ceremonies.

Gold Jewelleries:

Gold Jewellery is also one of the Nepalese handicraft products. Nepalese people are very fond of different varieties of golden ornaments and Jewelleries. Nepalese women prefer to put on varieties of golden ornaments and Jewelleries on different occasions to flaunt their identities and social status, whereas men wear very few ornaments and Jewelleries carrying religious, tantrism and horoscopes values. These are made both in traditional and modern combined designs. Gold Jewelleries are deemed to be the safe deposit and preservation of the property by Nepalese people. The exportation of gold Jewellery is open since the F.Y. 051/52.

Silver Jewelleries:

Silver Jewelleries have also similar tradition. However, the arrival of foreign tourist has led to the mingling of the traditional heritage with modern foreign market taste. The filigree and joli cutting have made Nepalese Silver Jewelleries peerless. The handmade production process has made it possible to spread over rural areas benefiting the rural mass. Nowadays, Nepalese Silver Jewelleries are found in traditional, modern cum traditional or modern designs. The popular product varieties of Silver Jewellery made in Nepal are earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, bangles, brooches, payels, kalli, phuli and other decorative articles made of minimum 92.5% purity silver with or without semi-precious stones.

Nepalese Silver Jewellery, coded under HS Code 71.13.11.00, is one of the major overseas export products next to Nepalese paper and paper products. The number of the export markets of this product has crossed 30 out of which, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Australia are the leading ones.

Major manufacturers & Exporters of Silver Jewelleries: >
 

1. Amrita Craft P. Ltd
Makhantole, Kathmandu,Nepal
P.O. Box: 2313, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4240757/4244345
Fax: +977-1-4220045
E-mail: craft@ecomail.com.np
Website: www.amrita.com.np  
 
2. Araniko Crafts
Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5534998
Fax: +977-1-5534998
E-mail: araniko@brb1.wlink.com.np
 
3. Arts of Wisdom Craft
Mandbawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 2206
Tel: +977-1-5526929
Fax: +977-1-5545126
E-mail: aow@mos.com.np
 

4.

Aseatic Traders and Exporters
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 4401, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4410595
Fax: +977-1-4412679
E-mail: speedway@mos.com.np
Website: www.speedwaycargo.com
 
5. B & B Gold and Silver Craft P. Ltd
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 20130, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4218573
E-mail: bandbcraft@hotmail.com
 
6. Bright Moon Traders
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 6270, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5549082
Fax: +977-1-4251465
E-mail: tisha_jewelry@yahoo.com
 
7. Cheppu International
Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O.Box: 5219, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4491937/4489593
Fax: +977-1-4489593
E-mail: abuddha_04@yahoo.com, buddha@yahoo.com
 
8. CI. Bi. Art Treasure
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 3556, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5524469
E-mail: treasure@ntc.net.np
Website: www.cibiart.com.np
 
9. Craft De Mountain
Kwalakhu, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 2646, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5522264
Fax: +977-1-5526771
E-mail: teera@wlink.com.np
 
10. Craft Circle
Naya Bazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4358708/4247567
E-mail: craftcir@mos.com.np
 
11. CSI Association International
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1443, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5521220
Fax: +977-1-5527273
E-mail: csia@wlink.com.np
 
12. Espero Craft Enterprises
Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 10128, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5520449
Fax: +977-1-5549858
E-mail: espero@wlink.com.np
 
13. Export House P. Ltd
Dallu, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 7709, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4278106/4276031
Fax: +977-1-4270080
E-mail: exphouse@mos.com.np
Website: www.nepalexphouse.com.org
 
14. Exports of Nepal
Kupondole Height, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 979, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5523608/5527916
Fax: +977-1-5527871
E-mail: nepaltdl@mos.com.np
Website: www.traditionalcrafts.com.np
 
 
15. Folk Nepal
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 7355, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4426009
Fax: +977-1-4252602
E-mail: folknepal@info.com.np
 
16. Freight Links Nepal
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1489, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4249146
Fax: +977-1-4249146
E-mail: fln@wlink.com.np
 
17. Gelu Traders
Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4432423
Fax: +977-1-4432423
E-mail: gelutrade@hons.com.np
 
18. Gifts Land Enterprises
Nagbahal, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1054, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5534522
Fax: +977-1-5533389
E-mail: giftsland@wlink.com.np
 
19. Gurju's Silver Smith
Punya Bahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1817, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4269843/4241955
Fax: +977-1-4242129
E-mail: gurju@info.com.np
Website: www.gurjuhandicraft.com
 
20. Him Handicraft and Loom Company P. Ltd
Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 20372, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4373202/4373201
Fax: +977-1-4373202
E-mail: himguard@col.com.np
 
21. Himalayan Lotus Craft
Nagbahal, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 668, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5538597
Fax: +977-1- 5538430
E-mail: himal@wlink.com.np
 
22. HLK Enterprises
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4253444/4249444
Fax: +977-1-4224247
E-mail: himlal@mos.com.np
 
23. Itrajil Silver Smith P. Ltd.
Thasikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975, EPC 1988, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5542002
Fax: +977-1-5536219
E-mail: rijalsuresh@yahoo.com
 
24. Juju Handicraft
Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 5334, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5550165/5535416
Fax: +977-1-5525450
E-mail: sujan@wlink.com.np
Website: www.jujuhandicraft.com
 
25. Kailash Exports
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4258090/4258969
Fax: +977-1-4258292
E-mail: export@tekhan.mos.com.np
 
26. Kabish Art Palace
Hakhatole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5538880
Fax: +977-1-5531780
E-mail: kabisart@ntc.net.np
 
27. Khwapa Enterprises
Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 13525, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4478311
Fax: +977-1-4489501
E-mail: ikganepal@yahoo.com
 
28. Lydia Trading P. Ltd
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 96 KTM
Tel: +977-1-5521622
Fax: +977-1-5523322
E-mail: nlt@mail.com.np
Website: www.nepalleprosytrust.org
 
29. Marketing International
Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 2754, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4261872/4226886
Fax: +977-1-4266607
E-mail: pasamark@wlink.com.np  
30. Millenium Crafts
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P. O. Box: 10753, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4258999
Fax: +977-1-4258985
E-mail: millenium@mos.com.np
 
31. New Himalayan Akash Exports
Kopundole, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 4389, KTM
Tel: +977-1-55255680
Fax: +977-1-5529032
E-mail: akash@akash.wlink.com.np
 
32. Nepal Traditional Crafts P. Ltd
Kopundole, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 979, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5523608/5527916
Fax: +977-1-5527871
E-mail: nepaltdl@mos.com.np
Website: www.traditionalcrafts.com.np
 
33. One World Nepal Trading
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 10344 KTM
Tel: +977-1-4253842/4251942
Fax: +977-1-4251842
E-mail: dilli@rfl.wlink.com.np
 
34. Oriental Express
Mahalaxmisthan, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O.Box: 1690, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5526466
Fax: +977-1-5526466
E-mail: oriental@ntc.net.np
Website: www.oriental.com.np
 
35. Panchashil International P. Ltd
Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 4104, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4262647
Fax: +977-1-4262647
E-mail: panchasheel2000@hotmail.com
 
36. Queen Collection
Indrachowk, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4227282
 
37. Quick Export
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 12009, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4420653
Fax: +977-1-4423600
E-mail: jayakali@ntc.net.np
 
38. Ratna Silver Craft
Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4254166/4221090
E-mail: ratnaart@htp.com.np
 
39. R.P. Impex
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 4480, KTM
Tel: +997-1-4416095/4250040
Fax: +977-1-4250086
E-mail: beesants@rpimpex.mos.com.np
 
40. Saurav Impex
Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 19154, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5536522
Fax: +977-1-5522728
E-mail: sishir@wlink.com.np
 
41. Shree Tibetan Handicraft
Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5523563
 
42. Six Seasons P. Ltd.
Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 10752, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4258999
Fax: +977-1-4258985
E-mail: seasons@yahoo.com
Website: www.silvernp.com
 
43. The Atlas Export
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 7833, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4252268
Fax: +977-1-4252268
E-mail: atlascargo@mail.com.np
 
44. The Buddha Gallery Ltd.
20 Upahar Marg, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 6136, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4339106
Fax: +977-1-4424240
E-mail: thebuddhagallery@imax.com.np
Website: www.thebuddhagallery.com
 
45. The Planet Export
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 13825, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4424231/4413946
Fax: +977-1-4417342
E-mail: planet@wlink.com.np
 
46. The Shangrila Trade Concern
Jhochhen, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1067, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4246891
Fax: +977-1-4240751
E-mail: shangriltc@wlink.com.np
Website: www.shangrilacraft.com.np
 
47. Tourmaline Enterprises
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 1529, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4244567
Fax: +977-1-4244881
E-mail: aqua@ntc.net.np
 
48. Valhalla Enterprises
Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 666, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5537081
Fax: +977-1-5542689
E-mail: valhalla@wlink.com.np
 
49. Wean Multipurpose Co-operative
Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5544981
Fax: +977-1-5544981
E-mail: weancop@wlink.com.np
Website: www.weancop.org
 
50. World Exports
Boudha, Kathmandu, , Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 5708, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4466105
Fax: 977-1-4466853
E-mail: info@wenepal.com
Website: www.wenepal.com
 
51. Yak and Yeti Enterprises
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 3548, KTM
Te: +977-1-4413552/4413760
Fax: +977-1-4410992/4416124
E-mail: yysilver@mos.com.np, yye@mos.com.np
Website: www.yysilver.com
 
52. Zenith Export and Import
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 7237, KTM
Te: +977-1-4220573/4227512/4228030
Fax: +977-1-4220573
E-mail: zenithei@ccsl.com.np
 

Government Office and Trade Associations related to Gold and Silver Jewelleries:

Trade and Export Promotion Centre
Na-Tole, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box: 825, KTM
Tel: +977-1-5525362/5525348/5525642
Fax: +977-1-5525464
Email: info@tepc.gov.np
Website: www.tepc.gov.np, www.kathmandu-nepal.tradepoint.org

Handicraft Association of Nepal
Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 784, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4244231/4245467
Fax: +977-1-4222940
E-mail: han@wlink.com.np
Website: www.nepalhandicraft.com.np

Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers' Association
Bagemuda, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 20712, KTM
Tel: +977-1-4260586
Fax: +977-1-4260511
E-mail: negosida@mos.com.np