It’s irony that Hyderabad being 300kms away from the ocean is still melting pot for pearls. Have you ever wondered why Hyderabad pearls are so famous?
What makes Hyderabad pearls so famous?
The capital of Telengana obtained the sobriquet ‘City of Pearls’ because of the philanthropic benefaction of the Nizams, who had ruled this histrionic city for over two centuries i.e. from 18th century till mid 20th century. Their imperial reign, outlandish lifestyle and their penchant for craftsmanship attracted some of the world’s seasoned craftsmen, especially from the Gulf which is the breeding ground for the original pearls.
During their glorious reign, they made sure these rare pearls were imported from the Middle East, which laid the foundation to the business of pearls in this city eventually. And thus, Hyderabad became the one-stop shopping destination for pearls.