9 Places To Buy Pearls In Hyderabad Without Burning A Hole In Your Pocket
If you are in the city of the Nizams then what are the things you should do?
a. Visit the tombs and palaces
b. Spend a day at the Ramoji Film city
c. Go to Paradise restaurant and taste the famous aromatic biryani that the whole country or at least the non-vegetarian population of it longs for.
A trip to any part of the world brings one inevitable and irresistible activity along with it – shopping. Hyderabad has a rich history of elegant Nizams which is still visible in every nook and corner of the city. Sometimes in their food, sometimes in their language, sometimes in their art and architecture and sometimes in their jewellery. Hyderabad is famous for one more thing apart from all those listed above – Hyderabadi Pearls. If you are currently visiting Hyderabad or wish to visit the city in near future, do not miss out these places to buy pearls in Hyderabad
But it is not common for the travellers, in a new place, to be well-aware of its budget shopping destinations. So, this is a small attempt to help all the travellers out there with a guide about where to look for genuine pearls in Hyderabad without burning a deep hole in the pocket.
Places to shop Pearls in Hyderabad:
Modi Pearls (Original) - Gulzar Houz Circle
If you are looking to add pearls to your accessory wardrobe, then head to Modi Pearls (Original) on Charminar Kaman Road. Known for the finest pearl jewelry and an incredible range of designs, Modi Pearls is one of the best places to buy pearls in Hyderabad. The small and simple store has a huge collection of some beautifully crafted pearl jewelry that will leave you awestruck. They have got designs that are appropriate for everyday wear - think pearl studs and pearl rings, to amazing over-the-top pieces like five-line neckpieces made with pearls and semi-precious stones, pearl haars, pearl chokers, and more, which can be worn for special occasions. So, dazzle in gorgeous pearl jewelry pieces from Modi Pearls (Original) | Timings: 11 am to 8.30 pm | Address: 22-5-92, Beside Gulzar Houz Circle, Charkaman, Road, near Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002 | Phone No. - 040 66806502 | Website: modipearls.com
Koti Sultan Bazaar
Considered as one of the oldest shopping destinations in the city, the market is situated between the commercial extents of Abids and Koti. During the colonization of India, this place was known as the Residency Market. Hence it is almost a couple of centuries-old and is still very famous among the population. Here one can find a wide range of jewellery like earrings, bangles, bracelets, necklaces of various shapes and colors. Though the market is most famous for its silver junk jewellery, here the pearl bangles and small earrings are what one should look for. If you are new to the market and are unaware of their bargaining range, then it is better to take someone along with you, who knows. Worth a visit for a shopping spree. Timings: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
An equally famous market for all the shopping lovers of Hyderabad, this place is situated at just off the historic Charminar, towards Chowmahalla Palace and close to the Makkah Masjid. An old market, it has been in operation since the time of the QutbShahis. This place is also known as the Choodi Bazaar for its widest array of bangles of all types and colors. The price range starts from as low as Rs. 10 and can rise as high as Rs. 1,00,000 (or above). There are a few well-known pearl outlets here which one must visit. The junk pearl jewellery costs between Rs. 100 – Rs. 500 at ‘Sri Jagadamba Pearls’, at ‘Krishna Pearls’, genuine pearl bangles cost Rs. 500 (starting range). For black and purple pearl earrings with zircon and platinum finish (priced between Rs. 180 and Rs. 250), one can visit a shop called ‘Princess Pearls’. Similar shops are there to look out for where the shopkeepers will tell you the names of different types of bangles and the stories behind it. Timings: 11:00 AM – 11 PM
One of the busiest parts of Hyderabad, this commercial area is situated near other famous commercial places like Abids, Koti, Nampally and Himayat Nagar. This place is flooded with pearl shops of all shapes and sizes. The value differs accordingly as well. There are large showrooms one side of the street as well as wholesalers on the other side. One of the best wholesalers among them (at least, in my opinion) is Meena Jewelers, Babukhan Estate. Here you would find authentic saltwater pearls as well as cultured ones. The typical pearl sets are identified as 'Satlads', which are made of seven strands of pearls and precious stones. Apart from this, you can look for Kundan sets (earrings), rassi, chokers, lachhas, chatai, Tanmani and many more. If you do not mind for a little pocket pinch then you should pay a visit to Mangatrai Pearls, Gems and Jewelers, opposite Liberty Petrol Pump, Liberty Cross Road Basheerbagh, one of the best pearl jewellery shop in the Hyderabad. Timings: 10:00 AM – 10 PM
Located just 1 km away from Basheer Bagh is Nampally, a place most famous for hosting NumaishMasnuaat-e-Mulki or popularly known as ‘Numaish’ – the pan-Indian industrial exhibition held around 1st January to 15th February. This shopping destination has a diverse collection of products to display. Starting from clothes, footwear, bags and wallets, jewellery – you name it, the market has it. The pearl shops are genuine and guarantees not to pinch our pocket at all. A one-stop-shop solution to all your shopping needs. Timings: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Truly a bazaar for the Begums! It is the largest commercial market in Hyderabad and one of the oldest too. The market is situated just half a kilometre away from the NayaPul Bridge in the Old City. Though this place is most famous for the brassware, there are a few jewellery wholesale shops containing authentic pearl sets, bangles, and earrings which can take your breath away. But know the prices of these places before you pay a visit otherwise there is always a chance to an item paying double the selling price. A local person would be able to help you with that. Timings: 09:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Located in Secunderabad, this market is most famous for their distinct jewellery collections, both genuine/natural and cultured pearls. Many old and famous shops are there where you can go, explore, compare and then purchase. Some of the best shops in this part are: Balaji & Company Wholesale & Retail, Arihant Pearls, Manyang Jewellers, Jagadamba Pearls and Jewellers. The prices of the pearls and pearl jewellery are a bit steeper compared to that of the Charminar Bazaars, but the quality and genuineness of the pearls will compensate that. Apart from its gorgeous jewellery shops, this place is also ideal for clothes street-shopping containing a wide variety of trendy boutiques and emporiums. So, if you are looking for a traditional outfit and jewellery to go along with it, you can try exploring this place. Timings: 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Another place in close proximity to Charminar, in the old city. The place has come to be known so because of the famous old Madina Hotel Building which was constructed as a place to provide support for the residents of Madina, a holy city in Saudi Arabia. The commercial shops which were built around that area came to be known as the Madina Market. With regards to pearl-shopping, the most famous pearl showroom is the ‘Madina Pearls & Jewellery’, if you are looking for a budget place with great quality this place is ideal for you. The shop offers a wide range of pearl ornaments with regards to the price as well as the quality and authenticity of the pearls. There are other shops as well like ‘Mandothiya Jewellers & Pearls’ which offers great discounts as well. All you should do is talk to the sellers, make them your best friends for those few minutes and you might land up with a hefty discount. Timings: 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Moazzam Jahi Market
The reason for listing this market, despite being famous for mainly antique items and dry food items from the famous Karachi Bakery is because it houses the small but famous ‘Standard Watch & Electricals, Abids’, where you can find the beautiful pearl watches. A new market when compared to the old markets like Laad Bazaar or Koti Bazaar, but the place itself is mesmerizing. Take a stroll down the lanes of this market, because the architecture resembles a fort. The greatest minaret here is the clock tower which has beautiful carvings and one can see a small resemblance with Mumbai (Gateway of India) when all the pigeons fly away at once. Trust me, it is a sight to behold! Timings: 09:00 AM – 06:30 PM
Last but not the least comes the most famous place for pearls in the entire city of Hyderabad, Pattherghaati road. It is another lane of the Charminar building and beside Madina Market. The entire street is flooded with pearl shops of all shapes, sizes, varieties, and prices (ranging from Rs. 100 to Rs. 10,000). Needless to say, any more about it, if you are out to look for only pearls, go to this street and prepare to be mesmerized. Timings: 10 am to 8:00 pm
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