How To Care For Your Pearl Jewellery

Your pearls are precious in more ways than one and you sure do want to keep them looking as gorgeous and as beautiful as you first saw them. Good quality pearls are durable and resilient but that doesn’t take away the fact that they need adequate care to continue to look lustrous.

Here are some important tips on how to keep your pearl jewellery looking as new as ever.

  • Keep pearl jewellery away from water 

Avoid taking a shower, doing the dishes or swimming to keep the silk your pearls are strung on to from breaking.

  • Don’t keep your pearls unused for long

Yes! It’s important that you wear them often as keeping them unused may deprive them of lustre that they absorb from the oils your skin naturally secretes.

  • Use a soft cloth to clean

Make sure to wipe your pearls with a soft cloth to remove sweat, perfume, excess oils or dirt before you store them away.

  • Avoid airtight packages

Never store pearls in an airtight package such as a plastic bag. Your pearls need moisture around them to keep the shine intact.

  • The Last In First Out Rule

Always use perfumes, hairsprays, and other chemical products before you wear your pearl jewellery. It should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.

  • Restringing your pearl jewellery

It is considered ideal to restring your pearl jewellery once a year if you wear them often. Knotting also prevents possible damage from the pearls rubbing against each other.

  • Use compartmentalized boxes

 To avoid tangles and scratches in the jewellery, lay them separately in a compartmentalized jewellery box since pearls are delicate and are prone to damage.

  Follow the above guidelines for a long-lasting experience with your Sri Jagdamba Pearl necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and more to preserve them for generations to come. Visit Sri Jagdamba Pearls to enrich your jewellery collection. 

Looking For The Perfect Engagement Ring?

Planning to propose the girl of your dreams? Looking for the most perfect engagement ring that your girl will adorn for the rest of her life? Most men might say that the hardest part of getting engaged is finding the most beautiful engagement ring that will make her happy! An engagement ring should be a reflection of her personality! From classics to glamorous styles, we have exclusively curated a list of engagement rings that your soon to be fiancé is going to fall in love with. Let’s get started!

Your most special moment should be marked with something as special as this intricately designed ring. This gracious wedding ring is the perfect start for your most beautiful journey. Designed to suit the eclectic tastes of the modern bride, she is surely to fall head over heels with this ring!

Express your love with this elegantly designed ring embellished with diamonds. Bring your dream engagement ring to life with this stunning piece! Pop the question with a glimmer of diamonds and you will instantly see her eyes sparkle!

Believe it or not, not every woman wants a big diamond! Many love sleek an dainty rings that are aesthetically appealing. If you are in search of something like this, then this ring has to be your big purchase!

This ring is the perfect example of a contemporary design that will stand out and look super unique. The unconventional shape of this gold ring is what sets it aside from the rest of the rings.

Go step by step, establish your budget, find out her ring size, know her style and then find the perfect engagement ring that will leave her mind blown! Sri Jagdamba Pearls, is one of Hyderbad’s most favorite and certified jeweler. So don’t wait any longer and buy the love of your life the most dazzling ring ever!

Natural Pearls VS Cultured Pearls:

Pearls are one of the most loved gemstones in the world. But many people consider cultured pearls as fake pearls. Let’s break this myth here! Natural pearls and cultural pearls are both real pearls made by oysters and mussels. So you might be wondering what is the difference between them? The main difference between a natural and a cultured pearl is the way it is formed.  A natural pearl is organically formed without any human assistance where as a cultured pearl is created by a farmer under controlled conditions. Now you know why natural pearls are more expensive than cultured pearls, it’s because of the rarity. But not all natural pearls are worth more than cultured pearls, the value of a pearl is decided on factors like the shape, size, color, lustre and the quality of the pearl.

Formation of Pearls: A natural pearl is grown organically whereas a cultured pearl has a pearl formation process, as an irritant is implanted inside the mollusk and grown in a controlled environment to create a pearl.

Cost of Pearls: A natural pearl is very rare and due to this the prices are exorbitant whereas a cultured pearl is less costly in comparison to a natural pearl. The rarity of natural pearls makes it valuable.

Quality of Pearls: The quality of a cultured pearl is as good as a natural pearl, as a cultured pearl is formed under controlled environmental conditions and human assistance.

Pearls are a smart investment, and now that we know that cultured pearls are as good as natural pearls buy the perfect strand of cultured pearls only at Sri Jagdamba Pearls.

Top 20 Gifts for Perfect Mother’s Day

For Mothers day, we have offered 20 of our special products for the women that mean the world to us. From a variety of single, double or three line pearl necklaces, along with other options such as – bracelets, watches, earrings, bangles you can choose as many to gift them to your mother!

1.Glamour Pearl Necklace:

Gift these freshwater pearls to enhance your mother’s classy wardrobe. – Buy Now
Glamour Pearl Necklace:
2. White Single Line Pearl Necklace

Our mothers never boast about their achievements; gift your mom this pearl necklace to celebrate her untold stories.

White Single Line Pearl Necklace
3. Sizzling pearl comb set

Our complete pearl combo set can be an elegant surprise for your mother.

Sizzling pearl comb set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Blue stone pearl necklace

Our elegant three string pearl necklace with blue stones will compliment your indian attire perfectly.

Blue stone pearl necklace
5. Combination of triple line pearl necklace

We at Sri Jagdamba Pearls, use high quality pearls in our designs to give our customers the best.

6.Amazing pearls of two line Necklace

You will surely be appreciated for your fine style sense, by picking up jewellery that looks rich and fashionable with this fav piece of ours.

Amazing Pearls Of Two Line Necklace
7. Wonder pearl Necklace

A mother is the string that holds every family together, surprise her with this set and show your gratitude.

Wonder pearl Necklace
8.Simple Pearl Set

A simple pearl set can make any occasion memorable, don’t miss out on these high quality pearls and grab them on our website!

Simple Pearl Set
9. 2 string classic pearl set

Make a statement at work by adorning this well crafted classic piece.

2 string classic pearl set
10. 3 string ruby pearl necklace

A string of handcrafted pearls along with rubies, is bound to make a royal statement.

3 string ruby pearl necklace
11.2 string pearls and ruby necklace

Invest in a combination of pearls and rubies in this multi-stranded necklace to get a bold yet classy look.

2 string pearls and ruby necklace
12. Flower pearl earrings

This set of earrings will make your office look bolder and your party look even more happening.
Flower Pearl Earrings
13. 92.5 silver unique pink pearl studs

Pearls are for both young and old, and a vital addition to your pearl collection

92.5 silver unique pink pearl studs
14. 92.5 Silver White Flower Pearl Earrings

Make a praiseworthy purchase for your dear mother who deserves the world with these silver sterling pearls.

92.5 Silver White Flower Pearl Earrings
15.  Bunch of 3 line bracelet
For the woman we all love to the moon and back – gift your mother this bracelet to make her day.

Bunch of 3 line bracelet
16. Multicolour pearl bracelet

This bracelet combines the hues of various pearls to make an elegant yet fun piece which can be worn by all age groups.

Multicolour pearl bracelet
17. 3 line oval pearl bangles

To make your wedding attire grand, invest in these pearl bangles by #Jagdambapearls

3 line oval pearl bangles
18.Charisma Pearl Wrist Watch

Make people stop in their tracks with this elegant black beauty pearl wrist watch!

Charisma Pearl Wrist Watch
19. Brio Pearl Wrist Watch

We have combined pearls with earrings, necklaces and bangles. Now, we present watches with pearls to make your wrist look more stylish.
Brio Pearl Wrist Watch

20. Pleasant Pearl Pendant Set

A classy set of stones with an elegant pearl combination, silver alloy gold plated  pendant set for your special occasions.

Pleasant Pearl Pendant Set

 

12 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Pearls

Pearls are every girl’s dream jewellery. Only because they’re simple, elegant and classic. Who doesn’t want to channel Rajmata Gayatri Devi in daily life? All of us do, right. That’s why we love our dear pearls. And so we put together 20 amazing facts about pearls that will blow your mind. Obviously, you got to know your pearls better!

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  1. Gemstones don’t come from animals. Pearls do and to top it off, they come from a living animal. They are the only ones who are made by a living organism.

  2. We all love a good margarita. But did you know? A margarita actually means “pearl”. Now, let’s get ourselves a few more margaritas and pearls.

  3. Every pearl is unique, just like a snowflake. And all of them have certain imperfection, from big to minute to make them unique.

  4. Who wore the world’s first pearl jewellery? As far as we know, the oldest pearl was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess from 520 BC and you can take a look at it in the Louvre in Paris. Dying.to.see!

  5. Did you know? Saltwater pearls are made by oysters and freshwater pearls are made by mussels.

  6. Pearls decide their colour from the shell they are born in – that means the colour of the pearl is dependent on it’s shell – so choose from white to gold, and from pink to black.

  7. Pearls that aren’t high grade are known to be crushed and made into a translucent powder and they are widely used in make-up. Ooh, jewellery for your face too.

  8. Cleopatra made pearls famous by showing off to Marc Antony that she can plan a banquet costing more than the assets of a country. She took off a pearl earring, dissolved it in wine and drank it. But is that story true? Can pearls dissolve in wine? Looks like it’s a no.

  9. In 1916, Jacques Cartier apparently bought his 5th Avenue Cartier store in exchange for two pearl necklaces. Ah, he made a fortune and got some luck going for him.

  10. Pearls are the official gemstone of those born in June and they are known to symbolise fertility and loyalty.

  11. Pearls were seen as the official jewellery to wear during mourning during the Georgian and Victorian eras. Some say, they symbolise memorials and tears.

  12. La Peregrina is known to be the name of the world’s most famous pearl. It is rather large and pear-shaped and was discovered in the Americas. It was gifted to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. Lucky woman!

Six Reasons Why Hyderabad Pearls Are The Best In The World

Pearls are perhaps Hyderabad’s biggest tourist attractions, right after Golconda and Salarjung Museum. The only souvenir that one can carry and keep for eternity in their jewellery boxes. And women love that about this beautiful city while men run around in circles trying to decide which restaurant serves the best biryani. Hyderabad pearls have long adorned Nizams and their queens, veteran actresses and every woman in India does infact have one prized possession from Hyderabad – those delectable pearls that can give any fashion accessory a run for it’s money. But what’s so special about Hyderabadi pearls? Allow us to give you 6 really good reasons why you need that special pearl in your jewellery box asap.

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  1. The patronage of the Nizams brought together jewellery craftsmanship to Hyderabad – especially pearls. Their beautifully constructed jewellery and their love for precious jewellery and extravagant lifestyle brought us pearls in many innovative designs. If you are looking at intricate designs and unique ideas, then Hyderabadi pearl sets might just set your style apart because they can royalty and craftsmanship better than any other.

  2. You have a million choices in pearl jewellery. From pink pearls to black ones and even yellow and champagne-coloured ones, there is a lot of variety in design and colour when it comes to pearls.

  3. Hyderabad is home to highly-skilled artisans who can bring in good craftsmanship, old-school vintage glamour and work with semi-precious stones to create the perfect pearl jewellery for you.

  4. Hyderabad also offers great options for those looking for pearl jewellery in a budget. From layered strands to a ones that come in gold and silver additions, there is something for everyone. And that’s really where Hyderabadi pearls score – they can work with any stone and any metal to give you a special piece.

  5. If you’re looking for an ideal pearl necklace – Hyderabadi pearls really work very well with emeralds and rubies. And there are so many interesting designs one can look out for.

  6. The best kind of pearls available in hyderabad really set it apart – there is the maximum lustre of the “Basra” pearl or the “rice pearl”. Your pearls will then always be a point of conversation and unique!

All That You Should Know About Freshwater Pearls

If you’re a pearl-lover, knowing every little thing you can about pearls makes them only more fascinating. The very basic thing that every person who shops for pearls know is that they are got from oysters, and oysters are usually found in the seas. So what are Freshwater pearls really?

Freshwater pearls are got from freshwater bodies like lakes, ponds and rivers. And these are different from the other pearls in that they are not got from oysters but instead are from mussels. When freshwater mussels give pearls, sometimes on their own and sometimes cultured, they are freshwater pearls.

Beads from pearls and cockleshells

How are freshwater pearls different from seawater pearls?

The basic difference is that the freshwater pearls are got from mussels of freshwaters and seawater pearls are got from oysters found in the sea. Apart from that, they vary in the size, the lustre, the overtones and the shape. Seawater pearls are rare and perfectly spherical with a very rich lustre. Freshwater pearls although quite shiny and pretty by themselves, are not really comparable to the seawater pearls. Which is probably why they are more affordable and more widely bought.

Freshwater pearls are preferred over seawater pearls for their shapelessness

Most freshwater pearls are not as perfectly circular as the seawater pearls. Sometimes, they are so disfigured that in China, they are often called as ‘rice pearls’ for their shape that mimics rice grains. And it is this shapelessness of the fresh water pearls that people often love them for.

Sometimes freshwater pearls take the shape of vegetables, animals, faces and some such things. There are some pearls that take the shape of a cross and such pearls are sold and bought off for huge prices. Mostly, the pearls are of an irregular oval shape and pearls of this shape are commonly used and are named as the Biwa or the Keshi pearls.

Freshwater cultured pearls:

Just like seawater pearls, freshwater pearls can be cultured. And it is these pearls that are preferred to be cultured when compared to seawater pearls as they are very easy to produce. Large quantities of freshwater pearls can be produced in a very small time unlike the seawater pearls which take a really long time to be made.

Just like seawater pearls, it was Japan that was the major producer of freshwater cultured pearls until recently. But the lakes eventually got too polluted to be used for this purpose and hence, the production of majority of the freshwater pearls of the world is now taken up by China. They are produced mostly in the lakes that surround Shanghai and the Yangtze river.

Oysters on ice with Pearl

Things you should remember while buying freshwater pearls:

  • Freshwater pearl jewellery is usually cheap, being priced around $ 20 per a pearl strand sometimes, although the price varies depending on where they were shipped from.
  • They are often dyed and bleached so they can look appealing. Make sure that the freshwater pearls that you buy are not dyed by confirming with your pearl-vendor as dyeing them makes them lose their value.

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Freshwater pearls may not be as unique as seawater pearls, but they’re extremely beautiful on their own. So if you’re pearl-shopping for an easily-affordable-yet-beautiful or asymmetrical, non-circular pearls, freshwater pearl jewellery is what you should go for.

Black Pearl Jewellery – Exotic and Beautiful

Mysterious, whole and absolute, one can’t deny that black is a beautiful colour. Wearing black as jewellery, especially in the form of pearls brings out the beautiful best in a woman. It is not a surprise that Black Pearl Jewellery is so sought after then, for all the unearthly beauty that black pearls seem to radiate.

Although it is widely assumed that black pearls are formed by dyeing white pearls black, black pearls are as natural as their more common cousins, the white pearls. Only that, they are extremely rare as the oyster that forms black pearls, the Tahitian black lipped oyster, is also extremely rare. This rarity is what makes the black pearl jewellery very expensive and also mysteriously exotic.

Tahitian pearls come in different shades of grey. Sometimes they are entirely black and sometimes they are a very light shade of grey. All the beautiful shades of these pearls are because of the difference in the amount of pigment that is released from the black lipped oyster as it makes these pearls. The more the pigment, the darker the shade.  And as the pearls get darker, they have an increasing shine to them.

A Black pearl can be worn in many different ways. Embed it in the midst of white pearls or gold or silver or just wear it as just a black pearl necklace, it’s just bound to look as beautiful in every form.

We at JPearls have some really enticing black pearl jewellery crafted into some of the beautiful designs.

black pearl set

Wearing black pearls as they are, whole and sole like the black pearl necklace ‘JPearls Pre-eminent set’ brings out their beauty like no other mix up of them does, making the wearer looking classy, elegant and indefinitely beautiful. What’s more, it goes with just about any dress or for any occasion.

 

 

 

trendy pearl necklace

Embedding black pearls in the middle of a chain of white pearls can make the whole set look enduring and this ‘Jpearls New Trendy Pearl Necklace’ is an example of that. This classy black pearl necklace can make a woman the cynosure of a crowd.

 

 

 

stylish designer pearl set

Black Pearls go with just about anything. When inserted into a thin silver chain like in the ‘JPearls Stylish Designer Pearl set’, they can bring bling and beauty into it while still looking very simple. A chain like this can be worn over any outfit and it would be perfect.

 

 

 

gold pearl pendant

The best way to emphasize the beauty of a black pearl is to wear a singular black pearl pendant. The ‘Tahitian golden pendant’, a black pearl pendant by JPearls where in a single black pearl is hung from a golden hook can make a simple gold chain look elegant.

 

 

 

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The popularity of pearl watches has gone up recently for all their grandeur and elegance. Among all the pearls that are used for pearl watches, it is grey pearls that are much loved for the obvious reason that they look the most beautiful as watches. The ‘JPearls CZ grey pearl watch’, made with chains of grey pearls and CZs is one of a kind.

 

 

With all their exquisiteness and eerie glow, it is hardly surprising that Black Pearl Jewellery is getting increasingly popular with each passing day.

VALUE OF A PEARL

One of the most common questions that we get asked is how do we grade and value our pearls. Just like diamonds, there are quite a few factors that play a major role in assessing a real pearl necklace’s value.

In order to assess the right value of a pearl, one must first spot the difference between a natural pearl and a cultured pearl. Naturally occurring pearls hold a higher value as they are produced by oysters. Cultured pearls, on the other hand, are synthetically manufactured; a process in which an agent is surgically implanted inside the oyster to produce a pearl. Although each variety of oysters create a different style of pearl, cultured pearls are perfectly spherical as most consumers desire.

Irrespective of whether a pearl is cultured or natural, the real pearl necklace value is determined in the same manner as that of other precious gems. There are 5 main aspects that are taken into consideration and affect both the grade and value of pearls used at Jagdamba.

  1. Size – Though the size of the pearl does not affect its grade, there are pearls in rarity that determine a higher price. In the case of some pearls, the difference of half a millimeter can make a considerable price difference. Therefore, it is always best to measure the size of a pearl. Pearls range greatly in size and can be anything in between 1mm to 20mm. Cultured pearls are usually found in between sizes of 6mm to 7.5mm. However, the larger the pearl, the bigger the price tag.
  2. Colour – The colour of the pearl does not affect its quality and is a matter of personal preference, silver-pink, white-pink and deep gold are the most sought after colours. The higher the demand, the higher the value it has.
  3. Surface – Imperfections in pearls is what adds to their natural texture and individual character. Only a very small percentage of pearls have a totally smooth surface. The pits, bumps and cracks on a pearl occur because they are created naturally. The more spotless the surface, the more valuable the pearl. Flawless pearls are quite rare and tend to be priced higher.
  4. Shape – Pearls that are perfectly spherical are of a much higher value and grade. Tear drop, oval, baroque, button and semi-round shaped are often preferred for that alternative look. Due to the rareness of shape in which these pearls are found, the price tag goes steeper.
  5. Lustre – It is the way in which a pearl will reflect light off its surface. The exceptional the lustre, the more mirror-like its reflection will be turning it into a pearl of a higher value. Only surface quality and the thickness of the nacre (the composite material produced by mollusks to create the pearl) will affect the lustre of the pearl.

When the above factors have been taken into consideration, each individual pearl is given a grade and value. Below is a chart of how both lustre and surface are used to determine the grade of a pearl.

QUALITY LUSTER SURFACE
AAA Exceptional, Mirror-Like Reflection Blemish-Free Surface*
AA Superb, Clear Reflection Very Slightly Blemished
A+ Very Good, Clear Reflection Very Slightly Blemished
A Good, Clear Reflection Very Slightly Blemished
A1 Good, Clear Reflection Slightly Blemished

 

The Jewel of the Nizams – Pearls

Pearls and Hyderabad have been synonymous with each other for years now. Hyderabad acquired the name “City of Pearls” due to the generous benefaction of the Nizams whose reign lasted for about 200 years. The Mughal Nizams were an imperial group of Persian-influenced Muslims that gained power over India, and brought with them their aesthetic ideals and highly skilled craftsmanship to the Indian sub-continent in the 1500s.

The Nizams led a very lavish lifestyle. Right from their food habits, and their hobbies, to the way they dressed, the Nizams were deeply rooted in tradition and were well-intact with their culture.

pearl-5Their imperial patronage and prosperous lifestyles attracted the likes of many a gem trader and jewelers from all over the world particularly more so from the Middle East, where the rare original pearls are found in profusion. The pearls were then brought in abundance to Hyderabad and the Nizams, during their glorious reigns, showered gratitude by offering pearls in variety to their subjects. This is how Hyderabad became the one-stop destination for pearls.

The Nizams adorned pearl jewelry in the form of head jewels, chokers, earrings, baju bandhs, and anklets. Women of royalty would wear bangles or choodiyan with characteristic pearls and stones and haath-phool which is a kind of delicate hand jewel extending from the wrist to the fingers.

Since then, pearl jewelry became an important aspect of Hyderabadi culture. After Hyderabad was stripped off its princely state title, the jewels of the Nizams were transferred to the government. The collection consisted of 173 pieces of jewels which included 25,000 diamonds weighing over 12,000 carats, 2000 emeralds weighing over 10,000 carats and pearls weighing more than 40,000 chows (Pearl merchants in the Arabian Gulf used chow as a unit of measurement of pearls). Another favourite of the Nizams was the Navratan, the nine stones representing the nine planets is basically Hindu in origin. It is believed that the entire collection of pearls in the Nizam’s collective collection could fill up an Olympic size swimming pool!

pearl-6In the Hyderabad’s pearl jewelry industry, it is interesting to find that traditional designs have survived side by side with modern western designs. What remains significant to traditional Hyderabadi pearl jewelry is the Satlada Haar which refers to a seven strand necklace and Panchlada Haar which is a five-strand necklace. The Haars or necklaces are made up of strands of graded Basra pearls. Earrings such as “karanphool” and “cholaphool” set with uncut diamonds and pearls are some of the more preferred and popular jewelry items as part of the wedding attire. Another popular traditional pearl jewelry item that is worn with Cholaphool earrings is the Gulubund choker made up of five strings of pearls, interspersed with three gold pendants set with rubies and emeralds.

Hyderabad has grown to be the hub of India’s most famous pearls for over 400 years. The most famous concentration of pearls is clustered in and around Charminar area. Gulzar Houz, Chaar Kamaan, and General Bazaar are the more popular areas to shop Hyderabad pearl jewelry from.