As most fashionistas will tell you, accessorizing is everything! A simple pearl necklace or a beaded chain can make all the difference in completing your fashion ensemble, giving it an added sense of style and elegance. So when in the city of Shanghai, do not miss out on the opportunity to purchase some of its famous pearls and a good place to start your quest is at the aptly named, Pearl's Circles.
One of the most famous places in Shanghai to purchase pearls, this wholesale market also offers a dazzling array of precious and semi-precious stones, jewellery and crystals that make perfect companions to a wide range of outfits. Located near the city’s Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar, Pearl's Circles can be found on the third floor of the First Asia Jewellery Plaza and is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Set amidst row upon row of pearls and colourful precious stones, the market can be a bit overwhelming for the sheer amount of choice it offers. The pearls on offer are mainly freshwater and seawater pearls, each with their own distinguishing characteristics. Those with a keen and creative fashion sense can also design their own jewellery at certain stores and within minutes, you can have an accessory that is uniquely you.
Of course part of the fun of shopping at Pearl's Circles is the bargaining. Depending on your negotiation skills and how you match wits with these seasoned vendors, you just may walk away with the deal of the century!