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Hyderabadi Pearls

Can any women resist the glow of pearls? None. It so happens that India has its own pearl kingdom in the city of Hyderabad, also known as the 'City of Pearls'. 

Hyderabad and pearls go way back in history to the 19th century. Legend has it, that kings showered their people with pearls during ceremonies as gifts.

Pearl Jewellery of Hyderabad



As Ram Dutt Malji, became the royal jeweller, his son Seth Kedarnathji Motiwale, opened the first ever pearl rims in Patthargatti in 1902. Though started with pearls from the Persian Gulf, the trade began to flourish with Indian pearls. 

 Even today, there is a village called Chandapet, just outside the city, fully dedicated to the art of drilling pearls, the 'Queen of Pearls'.

Types of Pearls   

Pearls generally are of two types: Real and Cultured. Once the pearls are extracted, they are segregated according to their shapes, and then drilled either horizontally or vertically by skilled artisans. 

Once the drilling is done, pearls are graded according to their sheen, shape, glaze, lustre, size and uniformity. The color of a pearl is determined by observation under ultraviolet light.

Hyderabadi Pearls

Famous types of Pearls in Hyderabad

Like any other pearl city in the world, Hyderabad also has its own signature pearls that never cease to attract buyers from all over the world.

  • Cultured pearls embedded in gold and silver jewellery of exquisite designs are one of the landmark creations of pearl jewellery in Hyderabad.
  • The incomparable 'Basra'- a pearl with an unbeatable luster, color and price is a star attraction to the pearls of Hyderabad.
  • The 'Rice-pearl', a miniscule variety of pearls are also much sought after. 

Unique Pearl Jewellery

Jewels made from pearls range from a variety of bracelets and chokers. Some special varieties include:

  • Chatai (a mat type chain, rings and earrings)
  • Hath pool (for the fingers and wrist)
  • Vaddenan (waist-belt)
  • Chand bali (moon-shaped earring) Chandi Bali
  • Rassi (rope-like chain)
  • Satlad (seven strand pearl set with precious stones) and many more.

Where to find pearls in Hyderabad

So if you are in Hyderabad, you cannot afford not to buy pearls from the city and gift it to your loved ones or keep one for yourself!

BlueStone Jewellery Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Address: Plot No, G-2, Ground Floor, 36 Square, M.No 8-2-293/82/A/481, 481, Rd Number 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033, Phone: 093249 32960

Modi Pearls
Address: 22-5-92, Beside Gulzar Houz Circle, Charkaman, Road, near Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 040 6680 6502

Krishna Pearls & Jewellers Panjagutta Flagship Store
Address: Shop No. 6-3, 883/2/3, Greenlands Rd, near Topaz Plaza, Punjagutta Officers Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082, Phone: 095339 93390

Kedarnathji Motiwale Pearls And Jewellers
Address: 22-7-17 & 22, Pathergatti Rd, beside Bata, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 093945 66667

Krishna Pearls Dealer
Address: 22-6-209, Beside Miralam Mandi, Between Madina Building & Machli Kaman,, Pathergatti Road, Near Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 040 6614 7455

Krishna Jewellers Pearls and Gems
Address: Metro Station Jubliee Check Post, Ground Floor Plot, 1222, Rd Number 36, near Jubilee Hills, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033, Phone: 091009 88714

Ocean Pearls & Jewellers
Address: Shop No 786, Shujaiya Complex, Charminar Kaman Rd, Charminar, Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 040 6617 1244

Laxminarayan & co Pearls charminar
Address: 22-5-61, opp shiv temple,charkaman,charminar, Chow Mohalla, Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 094900 13971

K Liluram Jewellers & Pearls
Address: 21-2-182, Vallabh Das, Gulzar Houz Rd, near Shiv Temple, Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 040 6614 7088

Sri Krishna Pearls
Address: 22-5-97, Gulzar House, Charminar, near Fountain, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, Phone: 090305 56822

Real Pearls In Hyderabad
Address: Pillar Number 39, #12-2-734, Main Road, Rethibowli, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028

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