Shard Box Store: "Shard Box Store" Top 5 Page for this destination Beijing Shopping Tip by mke1963

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One of those truly different souvenir shops, the Shard Box Store creates jewellery out of the shattered remains of porcelain broken during the Cultural Revolution.
By definition, each of these pieces are unique, hand-made souvenirs turning something nice - no matter how tiny - out of an episode of much suffering and upheaval.
They also create a lot of other nice jewellery, using traditional stones and symbols of Chinese culture, but it is the 'shard' jewellery and giftware that is so unique.
There are two Shard Box Stores, one on Xiao Yun Lu (despite its address as 2 Jiangtai Lu; phone 010 5135 7638) at the Lido, and the second on Ritan Bei Lu (phone 010 8561 3712), just north and east of the park.

What to buy: See above

What to pay: Upwards of RMB100 for small silver pieces; upwards of RMB800 for gold.

Address: See main text above
othercontact: shardboxs@hotmail.com
Phone: 010 5135 7638
Theme: Jewelry

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 23, 2005
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