The Legacy, Tradition & History


In the year 1972, the young and strong willed Arun Kaigaonkar, left home for Bombay, the city of opportunities and dreams. He had all of Rs.11000/- (taken as a loan), a driving ambition to succeed and a few big dreams.

His fascinating journey from - setting up a humble gold-bangles manufacturing workshop to starting his first store - Vaishali Jewellers in Girgaum to launching the iconic Chintamanis megastore in Prabhadevi in 1993 is a story of unstinted hard work and sharp business acumen.

Shri Arun Kaigaonkar started chasing his dreams with a loan of 11,000/-
In this picture: A picture of the entire Kaigaonkar family. Top picture: The facade of Chintamanis, Prabhadevi at the time of its launch. Circa 1993

He realized early on the importance of earning and preserving customer trust and satisfaction through his uncompromising approach towards purity and quality. Today Chintamanis is a jewellery brand to be reckoned with, much-loved and trusted by a large spectrum of people including many respected professionals, politicians and film personalities. Every piece of jewellery at Chintamanis displays not only superior craftsmanship through aesthetic detailing and beauty of design, but also gives you an assurance of purity and exclusivity, that evokes a sense of immense joy and pride as you wear Chintamanis.

And now with Mr. Chintamani and his wife Mrs. Vaijayanti on board, Chintamanis – the brand is experiencing a surge of fresh and modern ideas, encouraging innovation and thus taking the brand’s success to an altogether new level.

Today our brand Chintamanis is a household name across Maharashtra & Goa. Our stores in Borivali, Vasai, Vashi & more recently in Goa have received a rousing reception. A fast-growing, loyal clientele can be attributed to our consistent delivery of high quality and purity through our exemplary traditional, as also contemporary jewellery that caters to the eclectic tastes of our customers.