On the first floor of Baigong Handicraft Museum lies a large pearl store, which specializes in both freshwater pearls and seawater pearls. As the shop attracts a number of foreign tourist groups every day, it gets the name "Group Pearl Store".
Arriving at the store, I was pleasantly surprised to find several shop assistants separately introducing their produces in English to some overseas customers. Each assistant was doing her best to offer foreign friends a pleasant shopping experience.
In showcases and on shelves, I found a wide variety of pearl jewelry to choose from. The pearls are pure in color and come in different sizes. All feature beautifully creative designs. A string of necklace with big pearl beads cost around RMB 4,000. Also, a necklace pendant in the shape of a cross caught my eye. The pearl was pure, soft white, and the four ends were made of gold. It was priced at RMB 1,883. At the earring section, a pair of earrings made of shining blue pearl beads and 925 silver stood out over others. It cost 1,281 yuan.
For men, the shop also offers pearl ties, stickpins, and cuff links.
What I appreciated
Delicate pearl jewelry, a wide variety for choice
What customers appreciate
Genuine pearls, creative designs
If you're looking for the perfect jewelry to go with your new Chinese clothes, you have to see what the Miao people can do.
All the silver jewels are here:
The largest pearl store near the Temple of Heaven
Porcelain bowls as thin as paper
Longjing tea at reasonable prices
Vivid golden-cicada monkeys