Hyderabad was founded in the year 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth Sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty. It was ruled by successive Nizams of Asaf Jahi dynasty until the State was merged into the Indian Union in 1948.
If it is one of the fastest growing cities of India and has emerged as a commercial and industrial centre, strong technology, still retains the splendours of the past. Not only pearls and Nizam also has other notable credits.
Hyderabad, the capital of southern Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is in the Musi River in the Deccan Plateau. 7.75 Million residents make it the fourth most populous Indian city the sixth most populous conurbation. Hyderabad is known as “India’s Pharma Capital” and “Genome Valley of India” because of the exceptional growth of the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology.
It is also known as “Cyber city” as one of the global centers of information technology. Although all these credentials to add to his enormous pride, the only name PEARL CITY is the most popular term that comes to mind of every Indian when he thinks of Hyderabad. It is due to his significant role in the Pearl trade. Pearl trading is going on in the city for many centuries, and then has an inevitable role.
During the Qutb Shahi reign Golconda, was one of the main markets in diamonds and pearls. Qutb Shahi rulers and the Nizam loved pearls and diamonds and attended trade elaborately.
The Nizam Jahi Azab wore pearl gowns studded with diamonds as part of their Royal privileges. They also used the crushed Pearl paste for beauty.
They led a luxurious life and their wealth brought artisans from all over the world especially from the Middle East where rare pearls were abundant.
The Queens were covered with pearls and weighed against pearls in their days of birth.
Craftsmanship, excellent quality, variety and inexpensive labour costs are the four vital factors that elevate the popularity of pearls, Hyderabad. In addition to beautiful pearls, the confidence of originality is the assured gift we get by merchants of the city.
Then we get the original pearls for reasonable price by bead Bazaar without fear of counterfeit products. Selection choices are multi ply. Becomes a family tradition for several Indian families to buy pearls, Hyderabad, as some stores are pearls still exist for more than a century.
Dealers are said to be the champions of the market and Hyderabad is undoubtedly the largest Pearl trading center in India. Here Jewelers maintain their mastery over the centuries.
Join pearls with glitter gold, rubies and emeralds. Create huge ornaments styles with attractive designs. In recent decades, has been a gradual influence of Western designs in the market.
There is an entire street that includes only shops called ‘ pearls ‘ Cats Patther. ‘ satlada is haar panchlada ‘ are five and seven-string necklaces.
They are often scattered with emerald or Onyx beads set in 9 carat gold. As karanphool and cholaphool earrings with uncut diamonds and pearls are famous among women in Hyderabad.
The Pearl City markets also offer an unlimited variety of necklaces and medallions.
There is still an attraction for Hyderabad bracelets dazzling among millions of Indian women. There are 450 shops that flank the sides of the world famous Charminar.
Charminar has an interesting history. Inadequacy of water and frequent epidemics of plague and cholera in Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to venture out to establish a new city with the Charminar at the Center and with four major streets fanning out four cardinal directions.
So Charminar stands as a landmark for the city. There are about two thousand five hundred artisans who are capable of magic around her hands as moulding bangles. Old Bazaar surrounding this monument are engaged with the frantic trading in pearls and Bridal Accessories.
Skilled labor is the good of the market of Hyderabad. It is guarded as a family secret and the highly skilled work of drilling is still manually. This sort of perfection is passed over the generations this dedicated man power is the Foundation for the city to become a final destination of pearls.
Their incomparable craftsmanship is amazing and the cost of labour is also relatively low. Here artisans specialize in piercing and stringing beads without damaging them.