Hyderabad Numaaish Exhibition – A Jewellery Lover’s Perspective

Hyderabad Numaaish Exhibition – A Jewellery Lover’s Perspective

Hyderabad’s Numaaish Exhibition A Jewellery Lover's Perspective

Any Hyderabadi, worth his salt will know about the exhibition that takes place here every January; known simply as the “Numaaish,” it goes on till 15th-16th February. Its technical name is the “All India Industrial Exhibition.”

We grew up visiting it year after year and it keeps attracting crowds of all classes, all styles, and all cultures. People visit this Numaaish for many reasons; such as the beautiful Kashmiri suits or the Lucknowi Chikan Suits, Pakistani suits, handicrafts, embroidered/brocade/crochet/painted textiles/fabrics – sheets, cushion covers, table runners, table covers, mats, bags, etc.; beautiful carved wooden furniture, metal furniture, paintings from all over India on all kinds of things – from clothes to show pieces, footwear at throw-away prices.  These same sandals will then circulate the “uptown” malls for 4-5 times the price, arty bags, home gadgets and appliances, spices, dry fruits from all over the world, the adventure rides, western wear, Haleem, chaat n what not!!!

But I mainly visit the “Numaaish” or simply exhibition, as I like to call it; for the jewellery! There is no end to the variety offered and will cater to any pocket size. You can find anything from the most exotic, true, pure stones to the metallic imitation jewellery. The range available is mind-boggling! Buying real stones is not my cup of tea. My mother will handle that department! My forte is the “Kashmiri” jewellery! The term “Kashmiri” is used loosely here.  It’s not because all the jewellery is authentic and from Kashmir, but mainly due to the fact that guys who sell these are Kashmiri, but the jewellery could be worn by anyone from any state on any occasion on any style of dress.

Today, I want to share with you IMBBians my experience this year. Before you even read anymore, just go through the images in this article, you’ll know what inspired me to share this.

Now, let’s get started with an in-depth analysis. :specs:

This is a shot of a typical stall, each of these Kashmiri stalls not only sell jewellery but also some other show pieces & such knick-knacks.

Hyderabad’s Numaaish Exhibition A Jewellery Lover's Perspective

These are basically either metal or plastic or feathers and would range from Rs. 150 to Rs. 400. Yes, if you are good at haggling, you can get it at Rs. 150, but initially, they will tell you prices like Rs. 400. Honestly for those things, even Rs. 400 is not bad because their quality is super high! I also love how they stock these show pieces, they are all very amazing and would typically range from Rs. 500 to say about Rs. 2000.  The high prices are for the pieces encrusted with stones. If the shopkeeper says Rs. 2000, he will sell it at Rs. 1200 too! Told you, BARGAIN! I bought one of those show pieces for just Rs. 500 (pictured below), he initially said it was for Rs. 850.

Hyderabad's Numaish Exhibition

See those emerald stones necklace you can view on the left, in the image below?

Hyderabad Numaish Exhibition

You would get that for about Rs. 2000 each. They even have rubies & all other birth stones too. Now, let’s take a closer look at the jewellery & I shall give you the price range for them too:

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The “kundan” pieces in the center and on the right side, you see? It can be yours for Rs. 700 to Rs. 1200. You can find real kundan jewellery here too. The other metallic or plastic pieces would be for Rs. 300- Rs. 700.

Hyderabad's Numaish Jewellery

As in the image above, you will also get typical artificial jewellery; set with stones or without; for Rs. 150-200. These same exact pieces will later be sold at the Centrals, Inorbits, etc., all for 3 times the original price!

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These red rings were being sold for Rs. 250. I’m sure he would give it for much less, maybe Rs. 150-175, I’m just guessing here because I didn’t ask. My mother is the “Queen of Bargaining!” :mirror: She was occupied on a call when I was at this particular stall. She can bring down the prices to exactly what they should be, she has a lot of knowledge regarding jewellery, clothes, etc., and having her at places where they let you haggle is a guarantee to get you pretty much everything at 30% to 50% discount of what the shopkeepers originally say. Lucky me! 😉

The meenakari bangles, in the next image, were for Rs. 350. Aren’t they adorably cute :teddy: and beautiful! They have fun and modern designs, as opposed to just the traditional flowery ones. They do carry the traditional kind too.

Hyderabad Exhibition
This next beads and stones piece was for just Rs. 150!! :woot: originally, he had said Rs. 300, I love it! It was available in every possible color you can imagine! I bought a brownish-gold one that would go on many dresses. :jiggy1:

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Check these little joys out! These huge ear hangings were just gorgeous and surprisingly not at all that heavy!

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These were priced at Rs. 750-950. But I got 3 for Rs. 1500, that’s Rs. 500 each! It was a steal I feel! I do not know of a single respectable place where I would get these quality pieces for this price; if you do, then please share with me! The ones I bought are:


Aren’t they pretty!!! I’m so in love with them!! :inlove: I love such chunky jewellery, but these are not just chunky but elegant too! To give you an idea of their sizes, this is how they look on me:

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It doesn’t matter which stall you approach, they all pretty much carry similar stuff, not same always, but fairly similar. Every stall does have something new too.  Kashmiri stalls are a must-visit in Hyderabad’s Numaaish for any jewellery or fashion lover.

Seeing these images and reading about it is one thing, but actually being there is an experience unlike any other! There are 2500+ plus stalls of a variety of goodies and jewellery is just one part of it. This year, it’s the 72nd year for this Numaaish, so you can imagine what it must have to make people keep going back to it, year after year! I’ve been there twice this year and hat’s far too less for a true Hyderabadi like me!

The reason I am writing this article is because I want the IMBB community to benefit from the BARGAINs you can find at Exhibition, next time you visit Hyderabad! Ladies, trust me, you want to come to Hyderabad and strictly in January to February to avail of this opportunity! It’ll be worth even a plane travel ticket, considering that you can do a year’s worth of shopping and save LOADS of moolah! Just come and see this for yourself, you will not regret it. Those who are in Hyderabad and have still not been there, ladies COME ON look alive :clap: :announce: and get shopping!!! You know you want to!

Hope you all enjoyed reading this!

Happy Shopping! :balle:

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149 thoughts on “Hyderabad Numaaish Exhibition – A Jewellery Lover’s Perspective

  1. Nafisa, well done girl, this is a favourite exhibition of mine too, and I go to Nizam’s grounds every year, though in February, when the exhibition draws to a close :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: can I take aunty along :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. :thanks: 🙂 My entire family & all friends also take my mother along, she will be happy to oblige! Some shopkeepers even recognize her & give the straight prices right away! 😀

  2. Nafisa..
    This looks great.. Maybe next year i should plan a visit to hyd just for this.. :jog: :jog:
    Jomol stole my words.. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
    Can i take aunty along.. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

      1. Am going totally crazy looking at these Nafisa :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
        Wish there were sales and exhibitions like these in Chennai as well.. :methinks: :methinks:

  3. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

      1. Kimi….kal se chuttti na…..you will be phreeeeeeeeeee bird :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: you have farewell party :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

        1. he he..my friends gave me on friday at pizza hut near our office!! 😀 and two books too as giphhhtssssss :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. nothing much..why are you quitting and what will you be doing there…I told them I am planning to continue my work as a freelancer, toh they said then you can join us after few years too if ever you plan to come back to Bangalore.. 😛 😛 😛

              1. wow…great na :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: only a few people get such return-to-us offers :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    1. Hey Jomol? Were you the same person who wrote a review on Glycolic peel? I want some help..Could you talk?

                    2. Awww thanks so much for replying. You said Apollo Hyderabad isn’t it? The Jubilee Hills branch? Can you name the doctor? I want to get it done for my acne too..

                    3. Yes sure, the doctor’s name is Dr. Lahiri, he consults at Apollo Karkhana. He also consults during the evening hours opposite Sigma Hospital, near clock tower O:)

                    4. If you got no problem Jomol can we talk at a more comfortable place? I got more to ask..FB? Twitter? or email? only if you got no prob!

                    5. I don’t know, I think he would suggest to wait because it might be your hormones after all and would suggest medicines to be taken internally and topically, but I don’t think he would turn you away because of the peel 😐

                    6. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 I’ll cry now!! I ve been suffering so much from acne..i want to get rid of it and i saw this as the best way.. 🙁 I have used many tablets internally but acne still persists.. what do I do?

                    7. you know Jomol I’ve had it for 4 years I could never go out with a nice smile..my face is so spoilt! Why are these doctors so rude to we teenagers? I got no hormonal problem..why cant he atleast do that for my acne marks? I can nvr look beautiful like evryone else with this..and these marks..i dont think they will leave my face in years! not any soon! frustrating acne is!!!

                    8. Amet, I think you have come to a good place. You can take IMBB junta’s help and check out reviews of similar-skin-type people to get clear skin. I am sure if you follow these tips, you would end up with clear skin O:)

                    9. Thanks so much for the support Jomol! :heart: Acne is so frustrating! I’ve been a very silent follower of IMBB 🙂 Mail me soon na!

  4. Not to for get the old hindi songs that always play in the background!!!!! :toothygrin: The yummmmmyyyy sugar-candy!!!!! :drool: Aaaand the agra chat ka mirchi bajji!!! :drool: This is my faaaaavoooritee time of the year!!!! :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. Me too!!! 😉 My mum’ll be looking around for bedsheets and all..i’ll be tugging at her to rush to the food stalls!!!!!! :toothygrin:

        1. Meenakshi,..the kashmiri dress pieces are really good there, I bought two pieces years ago, and they look still the same :yes: :yes:

          1. Wow jomol…thank you so much for telling me..i generally stay away because i’m too lazy to bargain and I always thought they just wont be the same after a wash!!! :methinks:
            But the arrays are soooooooooo tempting..lovely colors they display…now i can go ahead and pick some!!! :yahoo:
            Thanks again jomol!!!! :teddy: :happydance:

    1. I never had sugar candy there 🙁 my parents never allowed as a young kid but now I guess next time I go i’ll try, I’m old enough!

      1. My dream is to buy a cotton candy making machine ………I will make cotton candy everyday of my life then :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. My friend from bangalore got 2 sets of kundan with green/red stones for Rs. 3000, they look absolutely REAL & beautiful! She went crazy over the exhi!

  5. I live in hyd and I love this exhibition sooo much. I loved the meenakari ear rings BTW.
    You can find almost anything here. Such a vast area. you can never cover the whole exhibition at one visit. I go there atleast twice a year.
    The experience is beyond words. This year I’m planning to get myself some nice ear rings and handbag.

  6. absolutely my kind of exhibition, i totally adore such chunky earrings… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: i am coming to hyderabad… :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

  7. I love this exhibition. I too live in hyd.
    This is my fav time of the year. Looking forward for this weekend. :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
    Hoping to find some nice kashmiri suits and ear rings. :)) :))

  8. i too want to go :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: … but am scared of the crowd here 😐
    but the jewellery is mindblowing :woot:

    1. The crowd is not scary, just go with 1-2 more people & just keep your bags safe…rest all you even notice because everyone is so busy taking in the stuff available! Crowds scare me A LOT! but if you go around 4-6pm, the crowd is much much much less at noght yes, it can get tooooooooo crowded & on weekends forget it! But otherwise, I’m sure you will have a blast 😀

        1. Haaaaaawww 🙁 go in the evening of a weekday then, with some friends, you should be fine, I’ve been there even past 10:30 pm on a weekday, if you have someone with you, you wont even notice the crowd that much.

  9. Nids…go in the afternoon and on some weekday….I am scared of the crowds too, but its better to go in a gang of friends O:)

  10. Jomsssss :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: Whatever be the maal available dont risk the crowd :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: . Leave it dont buy anything… :shying: :shying: :shying:

  11. heyyyyyyyyyyy all..i am back to Hyd alive and kicking. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .thanks for this post Nafisa. I missed it this year. but i do have time till 16th so will still try my best to still make it. love those earrings. i am such a junk jewelry freak. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. very hectic..but glad I went. was lot of help to my folks. got to see my sis who made a surprise visit from the US for this..recd gifts and all ..great fun..

  12. hey I have been there two times in the last three days….thanks to my friend Lakshmi…this is the first time for me to visit an exhibition this huge…we picked up a lot of stuff from there, but I must say these are a real STEAL….we dint spend more than 300 hundred on any item we bought…this is a MUST SEE :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  13. me want earings :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: All of them :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: me jealous :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

  14. Beautiful collection Nafisa! :yes: :yes: :yes: My cousin stays in Hyderabad and she has gifted me few of those Hyderabadi pieces of Jewellery but the collection that I can see here..seems like Pandoras box 🙂 Nice pics!

  15. OMG :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: such pretty pieces. :love: :love: i want to go jewellery shopping now :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: Awesome article Nafisa. :teddy:

  16. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: nafisa this is fantabulous :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :present: :present: :present: :present: thnks

  17. i want that blue oneeeeeeeeeeeee :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :love:
    :woot: :woot: :woot: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

  18. you know Jomol I’ve had it for 4 years 🙁 I could never go out with a nice smile..my face is so spoilt! Why are these doctors so rude to we teenagers? I got no hormonal problem..why cant he atleast do that for my acne marks? I can nvr look beautiful like evryone else with this..and these marks..i dont think they will leave my face in years! not any soon! frustrating acne is!!!

    1. Hey dont say that..i was exactly at the place you are now when i was 17 -18 .I had huge zits all over my cheeks and forehead with pus and pain. it was very frustrating and hurted my confidence sometimes. I cant believe it when i see my old pics now.As i turned 21 my acne reduced and scars are being taken by microderma abrasion. Even if the doc is not able to help you ..follow a healthy diet ,drink gallons of water and keep ur face and surrounding hygenic. most importantly be happy . (and ya lacto calamine helped :specs: )

  19. Nafisa…I love love this post…..It has totally and completely inspired me to visit hyderabad atleast once…. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: hearing u say that makes me soooooo happy! :yahoo:

        1. 🙂 Do do do..u will have fun! Good luck shopping!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

          Carry a strong bag so that no pick pocket cuts ur polythene n runs off with it :woot: :woot: :woot:

  20. Exhibition is one of the best things abt Hyd :woot: 😉
    love it!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: and am gona go there on 1st Feb :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: super excited…i love checking out the lucknowi n kashmiri dresses n ofcoz jewellery!! :methinks: its gona be fun!!

      1. Its great fun!!! isnt it Nafisa???
        I didnt get a chance to go till now this year…all tied up with work.. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: taking a leave on first and hanging out :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: finally :yahoo:

          1. was i closed today coz of Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary??

            It will too much crowded then at this time..better try my luck in the morning hours. :dance: hpefully should be less populated :jiggy1:

            1. i dunno if it was closed today…but yeah now on wards going in daytime is the best option…i usually go around 4-5 & out before sunset.. 😀

              1. They have put up huge posters of pick pocketers!! 1 for female n 1 for the men! 😯 but who remembers those faces..v have to b so vigilant! but its worth it 😀

              1. yup it gets crazier by the evening… :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: and for the people who arent aware exhibition is a fav sneaking around place :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: for lovey dovey couples
                :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
                all love struck, family se darkar pyar karne wale log :shying: :shying: :shying:

                1. LOLZ! so true! I went today again & saw a couple going crazy as well! :hihi: Gosh, I’m sure there are much much better places than this for cozying! This is so public :announce:

                    1. hey! no it wasn’t closed at all! 😯 too bad u were misinformed! 🙁 i went around 4-4:30, it was good, not too many ppl as well, & i was out by 7 or so..chalo gud u got a pedi 😀 tat is somethin worth it too ! :))

  21. wowooho :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: awesomnesss , I want to b thr n buy buy buy jooolryyyyyyy :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    @Sanjeev u shud b happy that u both dont live in HYD, wrna Rati wud have bought more joolry than makeup 😀 😀

  22. Wow, what a lovely post Nafisa! 🙂
    Thank u so much for sharing it with non-Hyderabadis!
    All the pics are so tempting, especially the earrings! :drool:
    My mother is also fairly good at bargaining, but my aunt! She is the bargain queen in our extended family! :mirror: There is no limit to her bargaining!

    1. glad u liked it Noorie! 🙂
      I wish I could bargain!!!! 🙁 I can not haggle to save my life, but ZINDABAD to the bargaining Queens of our families! 😀 :mirror:

  23. i also wanna be there bt me nt frm hyderabad bt frm mumbai 😥 😥 ……the multi coloured earing is superb :woot: :love:
    :thanks: fr sharing Nafisa

  24. gud to see many Hyderabadies on this platform can some suggest me some shopping places in hyderabad (for some street shopping ofcourse gud stuff) as i am new to the city.

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