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The Lust for Pearls:

Pearls have long held a special place in the world of jewellery, captivating the hearts of individuals across cultures and generations. The Maharajas of India and European queens were known to adorn themselves with pearls as a symbol of their prestige, wealth, and regal status. Pearls from the Basra region of Arabia held a special place in the collections of many affluent families, including the Nizams of Hyderabad.  

This blog post will explore why pearls have remained a beloved choice for jewellery throughout history. From classic pearl strands to modern pearl drop earrings, we will delve into the reasons behind their enduring popularity and how they can be styled to elevate any occasion.

Timeless & Versatile Gem:

Pearls have stood the test of time in the world of fashion and continue to be cherished by women today due to their remarkable versatility. They complement various styles and can be worn with traditional and modern outfits, making them suitable for any occasion, from a daytime brunch to a glamorous evening event.

Known for their elegance and timeless appeal these gems have been a must in every jewellery wardrobe. A visit to the Touchstone Flagship store is a marvellous bejewelled experience, whether for a classic pearl strand, a pair of pearl stud earrings, or a contemporary pearl pendant. C. Krishniah Chetty currently offers elegant jewellery featuring various types of pearls including carved Tahitian pearls.

Here they are!

Classy and Elegant look:

The merchandisers of C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers have always favoured using pearls in their fine jewellery. All Woven around this lustrous gem for its unique natural beauty that sets them apart from other gemstones. Their soft, lustrous glow and subtle iridescence create an aura of understated elegance. Unlike faceted gemstones, pearls are organic gems formed within oysters, adding to their allure and capturing the essence of nature’s beauty. This inherent radiance makes pearls a timeless choice that transcends passing trends.

The Pearls of Basara:

C. Krishniah Chetty is privileged to offer a three-strand necklace of natural Basara Pearls a kind of pearl that originated in the Persian Gulf in the Middle East and is confined to just one species of oyster found only in the Persian region which makes it very rare. C. Krishniah Chetty does offer them from time to time. Appreciate the remarkable beauty of these pearls for the display of timeless elegance and grace on the necks of women throughout history.

Apart from various pearl jewellery styles, pearl strands hold a special place as an iconic statement. A single strand of perfectly matched pearls can elevate any ensemble, be it a little black dress or a formal gown. The versatility of a classic pearl strand lies in its ability to effortlessly enhance any look, making it a must-have in every jewellery collection.

An Ode to the Fresh and Fashion:

While pearls are rooted in tradition, modern interpretations have breathed new life into these timeless gems. Designers have embraced innovative ways to showcase pearls, incorporating them into contemporary designs such as pearl drop earrings, layered necklaces, and statement rings. These modern adaptations allow individuals to express their unique style while still embracing the elegance and sophistication associated with pearls.

At C. Krishniah Chetty we categorise the world of pearls broadly into 3 distinct categories as follows:

  1. Natural pearls from salt water.
  2. Cultured pearls of all kinds are broadly classified as follows:
    -> Akoya pearls
    -> South Sea pearls
    -> Tahitian pearls
    -> Fresh Water pearls
  3. Rare pearls.

All Pearls have captivated generations with their enduring allure, symbolizing grace, luxury, and timeless beauty and C. Krishniah Chetty Group of in-house designers have breathed new life into these timeless gems, embracing innovative ways to showcase them in contemporary designs. These modern adaptations allow an individual to express themselves while still embracing the elegance and sophistication associated with pearls.

Now that you have finally found the love for pearls, make a planned visit to any of our magnificent showrooms of C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers or shop online at

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