When Sona Sansaar opened its branch in Papatoetoe (172 Great South Road at Hunters Corner) two years ago, it inaugurated a glittering chapter of quality products and service in South Auckland.
It also fulfilled a long-cherished desire of its owner Harish Lodhia, paying a silent tribute to his father, the late Shantial Amarsee Lodhia, whose vision, ambition and other qualities were his guiding light.
These qualities, with hard work and honesty earned him and his craftsmanship popularity and within a few decades, he had grown to become the owner of the largest 22-Carat jewellery showroom in the Southern Hemisphere with four branches in Fiji, one each for his four sons (the youngest of who is Harish).
The drive to seek geographic spread, fuelled by the growing political instability in Fiji, took the Lodhia family overseas. Today, the Lodhia family has successful jewellery business in Australia (Sydney and Brisbane), Fiji (Suva), New Zealand (Auckland) and the US (Los Angles).
Sona Sansaar Mt Roskill and Papatoetoe has set a benchmark for quality, craftsmanship, elegance and most important, personalised and expert advice.
The showroom in Papatoetoe managed by Jayanti Lodhia (Harish’s brother), as its bigger Mt Roskill counterpart, is known for unique ambience, extensive range of gold jewellery, nine, 14, 18, 22 and 24 Carat gold in white, yellow and rose, oxidised gold, platinum, stainless steel, diamonds, precious and semi-precious and coloured stones, pearls, silver and other items. It attracts hundreds of discerning customers from greater Auckland region, North Island and other parts of the country.
As well as bangles, bracelets anklets, chains and necklaces, the well-appointed showroom has in stock exquisite designs in ear, nose and finger rings, pendants and a series of collector’s items.
The passion for quality and range is constantly fulfilled with jewellery selected from the choice markets of Australia, Bahrain, China, Dubai, India, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand and the US.