Hongqiao International Pearl City

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3721 Hongmei Lu

Sandwiched between two floors of fakes, the second floor of Hongqiao International Pearl City is home to a string of reasonably priced jewellery stores. The main attraction here are (unsurprisingly) the pearls, and the boutiques offer mostly freshwater pearls in all shapes, colours and sizes. With minimal haggling, you can get simple string-of- pearl and drop-pearl necklaces from 120- 150RMB; small studs from 10RMB; and bracelets from 50RMB – prices jump up if you’re looking for saltwater pearls.

If pearls aren’t your jam, there’s many more gems to be found, like semi-precious stone and jade jewellery and more – keep an eye out for the bargain buckets offering discounted jewellery from 5RMB.

Venue name: Hongqiao International Pearl City
Opening hours: 10am-9pm daily
Metro: Longxi Lu
English address: 3721 Hongmei Lu, near Yanan Lu, Changning district
Chinese address: 长宁区虹梅路3721号, 近延安路