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Getting Oriented to Ornaments

Hyderabad often called the city of pearls has always adorned us with magnificent jewellery. From the time of the Nizams until now, where statement necklaces are in vogue, Hyderabad has never failed to catch up on the latest trends. Here are few of the city’s best jewellers giving us their insight and knowledge about jewellery.

Krishna Pearls & Jewelers

Being in their 3rd decade of manufacturing jewellery, the managing director, Devender Kumar, of Krishna Pearls tells us that ‘Jewelry isn’t a new subject for them’. He takes pride in the fact that the business has been running since the time of the Nizams and has passed down to generations. He gives us a few points on pearls.

What do you specialise in?

We are in-house manufacturers, hence, we try our best to specialise in all types of jewellery. Krishna Jewelers being a big family business carries vast knowledge and therefore we use this to our advantage and create the best possible jewellery in all of Hyderabad.

Since Krishna Jewelers were in this business for a long time, let’s talk about Hyderabad’s speciality – pearls. Which type of pearls are people often attracted to?

Sausi and Tahiti pearls is what is trending nowadays and we have a lot of products that showcase these pearls in different designs.

Which is the most expensive type of pearls?

That would be Basara pearls as it originates from the Persian Gulf.

Least expensive type of pearls?

Freshwater pearls

Anything you would like to add about your store?

Well! The thing that sets Krishna Jewelers apart from everyone else is the fact that we have 18 stores and are available all over the city. Other than that, we like to keep up with the trends which make us competitive and up-to-date.

Greenlands Road, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500082
Contact: 040 6663 5755

Krsala Jewelers

At Krsala Jewelers we spoke to Bunty Bajaj, the store owner, who seemed extremely enthusiastic about jewellery which truly showed in all her designs.

How many years has the store been running?

We are in our tenth year of running. This October, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary, for which we have some grand plans.

What do you specialise in?

We specialise in Jadau and diamond jewellery. We have always given special attention to our designs and put in an extra effort, to always provide to our customers with something unique.

What in your collection is an all time people’s favourite?

At Krsala, we don’t repeat designs. So, every piece is unique and one of a kind. However, there was a Jadau necklace that I had designed, with a carved 150 carat emerald pendant that caught a lot of eyes while it was on display.

What can you say is trending now?

I think two articles of jewellery that have been gaining popularity are the hathphool and the mathapati. They are extremely fashionable and add a lot of style and drama to any outfit.

Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034. Contact: 040 2339 0213

Mor Jewelers

Mor Jewelers was founded by Anand Mor and Pavan Mor 14 years ago to light up Hyderabad with their sparkling gold and diamond jewellery. We sat down with Mr.Pavan Mor and asked him a few questions about his store.

Do you have plans on expanding?

We do have plans but we’re keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best. Let us see what God has in store. (laughs)

What do you specialise in?

We specialise in Nakshi, Rosecut and Diamond Jewelry. Apart from this, we have some very old artistic pieces made by the masters of craftsmanship in which each piece took around 4 years to complete. So, our jewellery is mostly exquisite, exclusive and rare.

What is your opinion on the Gold rate?

Looking at the near future trend, the gold rate is surely going to increase. There are two reasons for this; one the stock market is very volatile and secondly the U.S. federal reserve did not increase the interest rates and is currently stable.

Anything you would like to add?

We have 28000 and more designer pieces that are only available in our store and around 68 plus designers working for us. We hope to keep doing better and bigger.

Shop No 1, 2 And 3, R K Plaza, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082. Contact: 040 2340 5786

Manepally Jewelers

Mr. Gopi Krishna Manepally, a very wise and genuine man, is the current owner and chairman of Manepally Jewelers. His great grandfather Mr. Manepally Ragavalli founded the store in 1890 and they have been in the industry ever since.

What does your store specialise in?

To us, jewellery is not just about buying and selling, it is about creating new products. We take the current trend and create it in our own way. We also have custom made jewellery which you don’t find in most stores.

What is your opinion on the gold rate?

We can currently see the gold price rising at least by 10%. Looking at the U.S. elections, we can say that internationally all the investments will be transferred from dollars to metal.

Being in this industry for so long, what do you have to say to the customers?

Always check whether the gold you’re buying is certified from hallmark or not. If it is, then, your gold will be accepted worldwide as a good and genuine quality piece.

General Bazaar, Kalasiguda, Secunderabad, Telangana 500003
Contact: 040 2781 3209

Mangatrai Jewelers

We spoke to Mr.Darpan, the fourth generation of the company who gave us an insight to his store.

How old is your store?

It is 111 years old, started in 1905 by my great grandfather Mr.Mangatrai.

How many stores around Hyderabad?

We have around 6-7 stores all over Hyderabad and our main flagship store is at Panjagutta.

What do you specialise in?

We have a huge variety which is made by small working ladies to high-end women entrepreneurs. Our collection includes the famous Nizami and Jadau jewellery as well.

What is your USP?

Well! A lot of your jewellery is made with special technology. We travel worldwide to explore this technology and execute it in our jewellery. We’re also known to have a very good quality in our products.

Address: Punjagutta, Ph.no : 040 – 23411816, 040 – 23411817, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032 ; Contact: 098490 14600

Amina Javeed goes in for a more traditional look by adorning the maang tikka and the necklace with her gorgeously draped saree.

Rashi Khanna looks adorable in a blush pink ghagra and not to forget – choker looks like a cherry on top of the cake!

Sudha Reddy chooses a plain ethnic ensemble but her heavy and beautiful choker with intricate detailing just completes the whole attire.

Rina Hindocha was spotted with a long pearl necklace in enormous layers that adds so much beauty to the black embroidered saree.

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