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Where to buy pearls from in Hyderabad?

Discussion in 'South India' started by AtikeshNarang, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. AtikeshNarang

    AtikeshNarang New Member

    I am in Hyderabad and have been speaking to some people here who have mentioned that the pearls in Hyderabad are very popular and famous. I would like to buy some for the ladies in my family, but need to know the best places to buy them from and make sure I don't get cheated. Please advise.

  2. Arpit

    Arpit New Member

    I know of two shops which are certified and they are Sri Jagdamba Pearls and P.Satyanarayana Sons Jewelers.

  3. Deven

    Deven Member

    Make sure the shop is reputed which you would probably know from the crowd in the shop, and that their products are certified. Then there wont be any chances of being ripped off. Most popular shops would also have a website as well. There is a small test you can do to find out if the pearl is real or not. Get the pearl and rub it on your teeth, if the pearl is gritty then it is real if it is smooth then it is fake.
  4. Subu

    Subu New Member

    Asking some locals is also a good option, especially the hotel you are staying at, if you are staying at a good hotel chances are they will direct you in the right way. The pointer given by Deven is very good, but I would also suggest you consult your local jeweler where you regularly go and ask them for tips as well, or references to the shops in Hyderabad (if they have any).
  5. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    I would only recommend buying pearls if you know some basics about identifying quality, or if you are just interested in the experience for the fun of it. There are some great tutorials on line which give you a rundown of how to identify pearls and determine whether they are high or low grade. This is a great help, since it can prevent over paying for trash.
  6. perfectguy

    perfectguy New Member

    First, of all I will give you the advice that look around you is there any shop where the crowd is more or dense then I will recommend you to buy from that shop as its demand is more then only people visit that shop.But in my advice you should visit these two popular shops:
    1.Krishna Pearls and Jewellers.and,
    2.Kedarnath Motiwale Pearls
    Both are good and are fair they will never cheat upon you.It's my personal advice and from personal experience.
  7. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    I would recommend Mangatrai Jewellery. It is a family-owned shop that has been in business since 1905. It has Tahitian, white and gold south sea and natural pearls. So they are pretty much a reputable and reliable shop to go to.

    On a related note, here are some tips I can give you on how to spot a real pearl:

    • Real pearls are far from perfect, they aren't as rounded as fake pearls. Real pearls might also have dents or bruises. They also reflect light differently in different areas of the pearl.
    • See if there's luster. Real pearls reflect light beautifully and when you look closely, you can see your reflection in it.
    • Look for an overtone. For white pearls, there is a slight rosy or ivory overtone to them. For darker pearls, there's a variety of overtones in them.
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  8. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    @briannagodess thanks for the recommendation! I have a few family members that really like pearls, so some sort of nice jewelry could be a good souvenir for them. Plus, I do like being able to support a family owned business -- the fact that they have been around since 1905 is huge to me, it shows that obviously they're very well regarded!

    And great tips too about how to be able to spot something real over a fake pearl! Always important to know when you're shelling out good money on something like that.
  9. Shak

    Shak New Member

    You're right! Hyderabad is known as the 'City of Pearls' for a reason. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect pearls and avoid getting cheated:

    • Types of Pearls: There are two main types of pearls: natural and cultured. Natural pearls are extremely rare and expensive, while cultured pearls are more affordable. Cultured pearls are grown in oysters and can be just as beautiful as natural pearls.

    • Where to Buy:
      • Charminar Area: The area around Charminar is a great place to find pearls, with many shops and stalls selling a variety of pearl jewelry. Some reputable shops include:
        • Modi Pearls - A heritage shop that's been around for over 100 years. They specialize in natural and cultured pearls.
        • Krishna Pearls & Jewellers - Offers a wide range of pearl jewelry, from traditional to contemporary designs.
      • Other Markets: You can also find pearls in other markets around Hyderabad, such as:
        • Begum Bazaar: This large market is a good place to find deals on pearls, but be sure to bargain!
        • Laad Bazaar: This colorful market is known for its bangles and other traditional jewelry, including pearls.
        • Patthergatti: This street is lined with shops selling gemstones and jewelry, including pearls.

    • What to Look For:
      • Luster: The higher the luster, the more valuable the pearl. Luster refers to the shine and brilliance of the pearl.
      • Surface: The surface of a pearl should be smooth and free of blemishes.
      • Shape: Pearls come in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, and baroque. Round pearls are the most valuable, but other shapes can be just as beautiful.
      • Size: Pearls come in a variety of sizes. The size of the pearl will affect the price.
      • Color: Pearls come in a variety of colors, including white, cream, pink, and black. The color of the pearl is a matter of personal preference.

    • Get a Certificate: If you're buying expensive pearls, ask for a certificate from a reputable gemological laboratory. This will certify the quality of the pearls.
    By following these tips, you can be sure to find beautiful pearls for the ladies in your family and avoid getting cheated. Happy shopping!