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Several shops and jewelries in Bangladesh have a good selection of the indigenous pink pearls. The pinkyness is caused by the river silt that actually pollute the river and brackish-water pearls.

What to buy: Pink pearls come in a variety of qualities and price categories, set or unset in gold or other metal jewelry.
Personally I find the pink pearls matched with the dark yellow gold (22-24k) of Bangladesh' goldsmiths very attractive. Also mixed with red rubies they do a good job.
Compared to India's and especially Nepal's rather bulky and standard indigenous investment jewelry, Bangladesh seems to have a finer, more delicate and artistic flavour to its jewelry.

What to pay: You will find something you like at the cost you can afford. All options are there. But basically, you pay very little for the actual art work done by the jeweler.
The pearls are priced according to color, lustre, size and roundness. Be smart and check the normal asking prices before you head out to buy.

Directions: The main two international 5-star hotels in Dhaka have good lobby stores.
The elephant market has a lot of pearls/gold jewelry set and custom made.
In Cox' Bazaar and Chittagong you can buy pearls from vendors on the beaches.

Theme: Jewelry

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 6, 2004
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