Located near the middle North 3rd Ring Rd, Yinsha is a Beijing-based accessory shop. They offer various cheap ethnic-designed ornaments using mainly silver 925 and copper. Most of their customers are high school and college students.
The hospitable shop owner showed me around the shop. I saw tiny necklaces and earrings made from silver 925 featured on glass shelves. Whilst larger ornaments made with copper and natural stones are displayed orderly on the wall. The ethnic necklaces hang on the racks at the center.
The shop owner recommended a copper necklace with a butterfly-shaped pendent for me(RMB 30). I really liked the pendant design, with turquoise blue wings on the butterfly.
In general, each necklace in the store has a distinct pattern. And if you have trouble picking out a design, the owner would love to recommend one just right for you. The prices for necklaces range from RMB 30 to RMB 80. Ornamental apparels cost RMB 50 to RMB 300. Items are open to bargain.
What I appreciated:
The butterfly-shaped necklace
What customers appreciate:
Pretty designs at low prices
Paintings created with iron and hammer
Kangwei, high quality but inexpensive Chinese sportswear
Fresh, delicious snacks everyday
Sample various traditional Chinese appetizers