Pure Pearls - an exclusive hyderabad online pearl jewellery store in Adyar, Chennai, India. Pure Pearls deals with all kinds of pearl jewellery including Pearl anklets, pearl bracelets, bangles, pearl pendant and earrings, pearl earrings, pearl necklace sets, pearl brooches and a lot of pearl accessories.
Did you know that pearls are more than just timeless fashion accessories? Beyond having a special place in jewellery boxes and hearts of millions of women, pearls also have a vast medical history that few are aware of?
Pearls used in traditional healing therapy
The earliest records of pearls as medicine go back to as far back to the 13th century. A German monk named Albertus Magnus, stated that pearls could heal “mental diseases”, love-sickness, hemorrhage and dysentery.
The Far East and Asian cultures had a lot of faith in the healing properties of pearls. Ancient Chinese healers were known to have used medicines made with pearls to treat several ailments – from simple eye problems to serious heart disorders, fever, and indigestion, in addition to skin and muscular problems. Pearls were also used as aphrodisiacs as well as to enhance fertility and reduce labour pains during childbirth. They were pounded to granular form and mixed with other herbal powders and potions to form medicines.
Pearls in modern day medicines
Interestingly, the modern pharmaceutical industry continues to use pearls in medicines. Inferior quality pearls are separated and ground into a fine powder and used to prepare high quality pharmaceutical calcium powder.
“Pearl powder” is very common in Chinese medicine. Ground pearls are used in skin treatment to cure acne, reduce aging and improve complexion. It is also known to have several health benefits when used internally. These include improved immune system, tissue regeneration, improved vision, prevention of convulsions, and calming the mind.
Pearls in the treatment of cancer
Recent research has concluded that pearls rich in minerals can help in the treatment of cancer. Pearls produced in a controlled environment in aseptic conditions were found to contain traces of metal and minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium and potassium said. These micro-nutrients aid in metabolism, growth and immunity. Of them, zinc has been found to be playing a major role in preventing fatal diseases like cancer.
A study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, has also established zinc’s anti-tumour role that prevents the growth of cancer cells.
What is common between Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe? While they are all well-known celebrities, they were also fashion icons who set a whole new trend across the globe with their unique sense of style. More particularly, they also had a great fondness for pearls and influenced scores of women with their signature styles!
Here’s a tribute to some of these beautiful women whose fashion statements and signature styles remain to be conversation starters even to this day!
Grace Kelly was an American movie star-turned-princess, who was obsessed with pearls. She’s admired by women around the world for her classic and glamorous style, including her pearl-centric jewelry wardrobe. She loved wearing pearl necklaces close to her neckline, often with an elegant matching pair of pearl earrings.
Grace Kelly quit a successful acting career in Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco, after which she became a princess. It is said that the pearl-and-diamond necklace and bracelet set which was gifted to her by the prince was one of her all-time favourites.
Diana – the quintessential charming princess was a rare combination of classic style, charm and warm and loving demeanor. Her love affair with cultured pearls was known by everyone and anyone who had heard about her. Even as a school girl, Diana was seen with pearl stud earrings and a simple string of pearl necklace.
Her marriage to Prince Charles saw her jewellery collection grow exponentially. The Cambridge Tiara, designed in 1914, featuring 19 teardrop pearls with diamonds is said to be one of her favourites from her private collection. Even after her divorce, she continued to don her pearl accessories and flaunt them. One iconic image, features Diana in a multi-row pearl choker to which she had fastened a sapphire brooch.
Audrey Hepburn was a film and fashion legend who was rarely seen without her pearls, even off-screen. Her trend of minimalistic fashion – pearl jewellery offset by monochrome dresses was described as classy and sophisticated and spawned off a whole new fashion trend across the world.
In one of Hollywood’s most recognizable film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly is seen wearing elbow-length gloves, the legendary classic black dress, tiara, and fabulous pearls.
Jackie Kennedy, wife of America’s most charismatic president John Kennedy, was one of the greatest style icons of her generation. Always impeccably dressed with a unique sense of fashion, she inspired an entire generation of women. Her love for pearls was quite legendry. From state dinners at the White House to trips abroad, she was almost always in pearls. Most recognizable was her triple strand pearl necklace with 158 faux pearls which she had inherited from her mother. “Pearls are always appropriate,” remains a timeless quote.
Marilyn Monroe loved her pearls. The most prized possession among her collection was the pearl necklace given to her by her husband Joe DeMaggio, gifted to her during their honeymoon in Japan. Reports say, this piece had a special place in her heart and she was truly attached to it.
While Marilyn’s glamour and fashion was unmatched, she had thousands of women followers who were in total awe of her chic, feminine style. She proposed an unusual way to wear long pearl necklaces – she would wrap the pearl string around a silk scarf. Imaginative, isn’t that?
Gifting is a great way to express your love and gratitude to all the people who have made you feel special. What better time than Valentine’s Day to say ‘thank you’ or ‘l love you’ to the people who are close to your heart.
If you’re looking for something precious and beautiful, jewellery is a great choice. Pearls especially are unique and long lasting – and considered even more special when given as a gift. Imagine the joy and happiness it brings when a gift is opened and sparkling pearls are waiting to be adorned by the receiver!
At Pure Pearls, we have an amazing array of fine pearl jewellery to choose from. They are exquisitely crafted and come in a wide range of prices to suit all budgets. Whichever piece you pick, we are sure it will bring joy to both – the receiver and giver.
We have handpicked a few pieces from our collection which we thought would make perfect gift ideas. Pick yours and spread some cheer today.
This delightful pair of traditional pearl earrings is sure to capture the heart of the one who receives it. This striking piece is made with clusters of drop-shaped white pearls. Elegant and feminine, they perfectly complement festive attire and make just the right gift for your Valentine.
Want to tell your loved one how much she means to you? Then tell her with this drop-dead-gorgeous pearl choker which will make her swoon. This piece boasts of three layers of shiny white pearls and a stunning pendant at the center studded with sparkling cut zircons around a bright semi-precious ruby.
If you’re looking at surprising your loved one with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift, this is the one. This distinct statement piece is delightful combination of white and light golden colour pearls and is an absolute charmer.
You can explore a wide range on our website and in our store. If you would like to have your gift wrapped with a personalized message, just let us know. We will neatly pack the surprise at a nominal cost and have it delivered to the address! Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Gifting.
Black pearls are an exotic variety of freshwater pearls that are valued across the world for their magnificent beauty and elegance. These pearls are relative newcomers to the pearl world, popularized only as early as the mid-1900s. In the last decade or so, they have captured the attention of jewellery designers as well as fashionistas. Black pearls are more commonly known as Tahitian Pearls because they are primarily cultivated around the islands of French Polynesia, around Tahiti.
Black pearls are not exactly black! They come in a remarkable range of colours –from dark charcoal grey, to regal greens, iridescent peacock and deep black. Because of their vast color range, matching these pearls into a finished strand requires thousands of loose pearls to create a single strand.
The unique pearls are formed when the black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera oyster secretes darker coloured nacre instead of the usual glossy white. A black pearl can also be formed from a white pearl producing oyster that has an unusual black colouring in its nacre. This, however, is very rare and occurs in only one in 10,000 pearls. Black pearls are much larger in size than the other popular black pearl varieties, ranging in size from 8.0 mm up through 16.0 mm or larger, which makes them unique.
Black Pearls Myths and Symbolism
Black pearls have always been surrounded by an aura of mystery and magic. Some believe they radiate positive energy and protect the wearer from evil eyes. While others believe they carry healing powers and bestow good fortune. There are countless myths and legends associated with these rare and beautiful gems. Chinese legend says, pearls were formed in the heads of dragons, which they perceived as wise, and the dragons carried the pearls between their teeth until their death. *
According to Sinhalese legend Adam and Eve shed tears which created a lake of pearls. The white pearls were formed by the tears of Eve, while the black pearls came from Adam’s tears. Since men cry less than women, that explained why black pearls were so rare compared to white pearls.*
Polynesians believed that Oro, the god of peace and fertility, visited the earth on a rainbow and gave a black pearl to Princess Bora Bora. The pearl was a symbol of his love, and even now some believe that when you buy black pearl jewelry for someone, it represents eternal love. *
How to wear black pearls?
Unlike the versatile classic white pearls, black pearls cannot be easily matched with your everyday outfit. Because of their size and rich luster, they are more suited for formal situations. While lending a distinct style and sophistication to the outfit, they amp up the glamour quotient too!
You can pair the black pearls with office formals. A black pearl pendant paired with matching earrings can make a style statement.
Earrings are great accessories to make a fashion statement. They accentuate your best features and also complement your outfit. Whether it’s traditional attire or a western dress, earrings add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Here are some thumb rules to choose the best earrings size and length so that they flatter your beauty.
For instance, when you’re in corporate attire, big bold earrings may not be the best thing to wear. It can draw unnecessary attention especially during meetings, seminars and interviews, where the focus ought to be on what you’re saying than on what you’re wearing. The last thing you want the person sitting in front of you is to be staring at your flashy earrings, rather than paying talking to you.
One simple basic rule you can follow while choosing the size of earrings, is to make sure they are smaller than (or same size) as your eye socket.Small elegant earrings add sophistication even when enhancing your style.
Choosing the right length
As with size, length also matters a great deal in enhancing your features and balancing the look. In some cases, it is perfectly ok to wear a pair of long earrings. However, in more conservative environments long earrings can be distracting and inappropriate.
Try this simple tip to make sure that your earrings aren’t too long or too short:
Using your index finger, find the base of your ear where your jaw line ends. Now trace your finger down the jaw bone until you feel it angle. This point is the perfect earrings length for you. Anything longer may distract people from your face.
Watch out if you have a short neck
People with short necks have less space between their ears and shoulders. So wearing long chandelier earrings can look awkward and make necks appear even shorter than they already are.
So the best bet is to choose earrings with a modest length. By creating more physical space between the ears and shoulders you will create the illusion of a longer neck.
As we always claim, Pure Pearls offers the best and highest quality Pearl Jewellery at most affordable prices in India. Our quality is definitely comparable with any international standard Pearl Jewellery Store across the world!
When we sell our Pearls, we give you a Lifetime Guarantee Certificate from our end. Here is what the Certificate states and holds good for:
The pearls purchased are real freshwater or salt water depending on the type you have chosen.
The quality of the pearls – A, AA, AAA where AAA being the best quality as defined by the international standards. We don’t believe in AAAA, AAA+++ or AAA+++++++++++++++++ qualities. (They are not really defined).
IF in any case, the pearls we mentioned on the certificate is not matching with what a Gem Testing Laboratory testifies*, we will be refunding the amount ‘any time’ (today, tomorrow, next month or after a decade)
Very often we get calls from many customers and visitors asking “What is the pearl price today?” or “How much a pearl set cost” etc.,
Here, we would like to let you know how pearls are priced and what factors are considered when the rate of pearls is decided.
Exchange Rate – USD vs INR – Very important. Most of the pearls across the world come from China (typically lower quality ones), Hongkong (good quality freshwater pearls), Australia and Japan (Sea pearls of Top Quality). Here the exchange rate plays an import role.
Shape – Typically, round pearls are expensive, followed by Oval and Button Pearls. There are also roundish pearls that are nearly round and then potatoes, which are just like potatoes. They are cheaper (in the order mentioned) compared to round ones. Even in such shapes, quality differs. Good luster and equal sized potatoes are little higher than ugly, dull potato shaped pearls.
Size – usually the price of very small (2mm to 4mm) and very large (9mm and above) are expensive than 4mm to 9mm pearls.
Pearls and Hyderabad go together. And it’s been like this for centuries. Hyderabad, also famous for its lip-smacking biryani and the rich nawabs, has earned itself the sobriquet “The City of Pearls”. How did an inland city which is 300 kms away from the ocean become so famous for pearls?
Let’s find out:
Credit goes to the Nizams for putting Hyderabad on the global map. Known for their ostentatious and lavish lifestyle, the Nizams ruled Hyderabad for over two centuries – from the 18th century to the mid 20th century. The Nizams – who embraced art and culture, had a fine eye for craftsmanship and also a great fondness for pearls and pearl jewellery. It is said that they often gifted their begums expensive and exquisite pearl jewellery, while also amassing exotic pearls to add to their own personal collection.
As word spread about their fondness for pearls, craftsmen and merchants from across the world, especially the Gulf region, flocked to the city in the hope of finding better prospects. Soon trade flourished, pearl business boomed and Hyderabad became the hot-bed of pearl trade. Since then, pearls have become an integral part of Hyderabad’s culture and the city remains to be the one-stop destination for pearls and pearl jewellery.
Today, the pearl trade in Hyderabad has grown by leaps and bounds. Designs have evolved and you’ll find countless creations in diamonds, rubies and emeralds with pearls. In fact, some of the designs which are unique to Hyderabad are the ‘Satlada’- the seven stringed necklace and the ‘Paanchlada’ five-layered one. These are often embedded with American diamonds, semi-precious emeralds and onyx stones and given a gold plated to give it a rich look. The finished product is a beautiful, grand, heavy piece which is distinctive and often a hot pick among many brides. In fact, they are specifically called Nizam Bridal Jewellery.
Chandapet in Hyderabad – Once the epicenter for pearl processing:
Located just outside Hyderabad, the village of Chandapet was a hotbed of pearl activity. Here, most families are engaged in the delicate art of drilling pearls, a skill they have practicing for generations.
Once the pearls are drilled, they undergo a bleaching process to rid them their dark colour. This involves boiling them for four days and then exposing them to hydrogen peroxide, water and ether in a glass box before they are sunned for four-five days in glass boxes with a mirror base. Finally they are washed and sifted according to their shape and size.
Pearls are also graded according to their colour and luster. The classic white pearls are the most sought after. Most traditional Hyderabad jewellery is made from white pearls. Pink and black pearls are high quality pearls and are considered rare and valuable.
But today, all the processing is done by the pearl farm owners in China, Hongkong, Australia, Japan etc. wherever the pearls are produced. Finally, they come as finest quality pearls to Hyderabad.
No compromise on quality
Each creation at Pure Pearls is handcrafted to perfection by expert master craftsmen using the highest quality pearls that are individually handpicked and sourced from trusted manufacturers.
Pure and Trusted
The pearls used meet the highest quality benchmark. Pure Pearls gives you lifetime guarantee on every pearl and a certificate of authenticity with every purchase.
The best designs at the best prices
Since Pure Pearls sources the pearls directly from the farms/manufacturers, no fancy showrooms except our warehouse in Chennai, there are no middlemen involved and hence no hidden costs. So you’ll find the pearl jewellery prices much lower as compared to our competitors.
Pearls are such magnificent accessories that they can practically be paired with any kind of outfit – from a t-shirt and jeans to an elegant black dress and everything in between. Whether you are trying to achieve that bling look or add a touch of subtle sophistication, pearls can take your style to the next level effortlessly. Little wonder why they’ve remained fashion statements for hundreds of years.
If you’re an ardent pearl lover, you’ll probably be looking for every opportunity to flaunt your classy pearl necklace. But why wait for an occasion, when you can wear them every day? Pair them correctly with your clothes and other accessories, you’re bound to look fantastic and feel glamourous – no matter where the day takes you. That’s the real beauty of pearls. You can wear them every single day, and yet each time they give you a fresh look and infuse confidence and attitude to your style. Here are some tips and tricks to wear a pearl necklace and rock your style, every single time.
Akoya pearls, for instance come in soft pastel colours ranging from white, pink and cream with rose or ivory overtones. Their rich look and timeless elegance makes them ideal as accessories for weddings and special occasions. However, the classic single strand white Akoya can complement any type of outfit – you can adorn it for a fancy formal get-together or fun, casual meeting with friends.
Freshwater pearls come in widest range of natural colours – from pure white to cream, pink to orange and even lavender. A designer freshwater pearl necklace is the safest best for casual attire. It can make you look chic and contemporary without clashing with your outfits.
Tahitian pearls are found in exotic natural colours ranging from black to shades of dark green, brown and blue. These stunningly extraordinary pearls are a refinement of class and sophistication and mostly reserved for glamorous occasions. A single strand of Tahitian pearl necklace paired with your evening dress, can make you a show stopper.
South Sea pearls are the largest and rarest of pearls. In addition to their size, they are known for their striking colours, from glossy white, silky silver, champagne, creamy pink to deep golden tones. Being the epitome of luxury, these pearls can enhance your style and add a bold look. They can even be paired with formal office attire.
Styling your pearls necklace with the right outfit
To bring out the true elegance of pearls it must be carefully matched to the occasion.
It you’re looking at wearing your pearl necklace to complement corporate attire, the best pick is an understated pearl necklace consisting of a single strand. Remember, the necklace shouldn’t overpower your formal wear. Also keep in mind, it should be short – ideally, it shouldn’t fall past your bust line.
For a more dressed down look, you can wear a two-strand pearl necklace. It adds a dash of glamour to the casual jean and t-shirt or your favourite mini skirt.
If you’re planning to flaunt your elegant pink pearl necklace, reserve it for a romantic occasion. Pink is a delicate colour. It not only highlights your feminity, but also gives you a lovely glow.
To add a dash of glamour to your outfit, pull out your lavender pearl necklace. But do remember to style it appropriately with your clothes; else the elegance of these pearls could be completely overshadowed.
Bold coloured pearls necklaces – like black and blue – are all-time statement pieces that can set you apart from the crowd. Black pearls, like white, can easily adapt themselves to an array of styles. A simple black pearl necklace can elevate a business attire as easily as it can complement a chic outdoorsy dress, or even look great with a party dress.
A few things to remember
While accessorizing your pearl necklace with glamorous attire, keep in mind that the length of the pearl necklace should be appropriate to your body structure. If you’re busty, chose a long necklace. This makes your body look longer and slimmer. You could also layer the pearls and knot them up for a more sophisticated look.
The best way to flaunt your large pearl necklaces is to choose the right kind of neckline. Off-shouldered and strapless necklines look best with these statement pieces.
Fashion experts also say that more than one pearl accessory should not be worn at a time. if you have a pearl necklace on, don’t wear any other pearl accessories along with it.
Indian Jewellery has inspired many designers across the world. Though over the years, it has evolved and transformed, many traditional jewellery designs have not lost their charm. One such art form is Thewa.
Thewa is an ancient jewellery craft that evolved about 300 years ago during the Mughal era. This beautiful and unique form of art involves embossing intricate fine designs in gold on a sheet of glass. For several years this craft remained a closely guarded family secret and was monopolized by its inventor – Nathulal Sonewal – and his family. In fact, even today, Pratapgarh (in Rajasthan) is the only place where Thewa art is practised and manufactured. However, it has been mastered by several jewellers.
Thewa – The royal jewellery
Thewa jewellery became so popular that it was adorned by kings, queens, princes and princesses. Even the British women in India were enchanted by its beauty and couldn’t resist buying them! Soon its popularity spread outside the Indian borders and found its way to the European markets. Interestingly, even Queen Elizabeth is known to have a personal collection of thewa jewellery in her kitty.
Patterns and motifs
Conventional Thewa patterns are traditional depicting the culture, heritage and tales of valour and romance of Rajashtan. Some of the typical themes are floral patterns, historical court scenes, battle scenes, portraits of queens and hindu mythological characters – most popular being Krishna Leelas. However, in the recent times, designers have tried to give it a more contemporary look by introducing geometric patterns and styling it with beads and other fashionable elements.
The Thewa collection at Pure Pears has some stand-out statement pieces. Original pearls combine with beautiful Rajasthani Thewa pendants showcasing pretty peacocks and intricate floral patterns. These exclusive sets – with a necklace and matching earrings – are a perfect complement to the Indian traditional attire.
Shop Thewa and Pearl Jewellery online
You can shop online for your Thewa jewellery set and have it shipped too. We can even customize a piece for you on request. Check out the exclusive Thewa collection at http://bit.ly/2t3dSOh
Some interesting fact you didn’t know:
Thewa is the only jewellery type to use 23ct purity of gold. (Note: The Thewa Pendants sold on our website www.purepearls.in are not made in Gold)
This jewellery was given as a gift to Prince Charles on his wedding day by the Indian Government
Today, this jewellery is produced by Jaipur, Ratlam and Indore
Over two centuries’ old Thewa jewellery can be seen in the personal collection of Queen Elizabeth