Our island is small in size but big with what it offers. Welcoming locals help create lasting memories as you discover how we live, play and shop in Bahrain. Seize the opportunity to search for pearls and pure Bahraini gold in our modern and traditional souks, explore our shopping malls and discover our magnificent new waterfront destination, The Avenues – Bahrain.”
A shining example of specialized retail shopping, Gold City transports every visitor to a modern gold souq arena. Discerning customers can choose from exclusive showrooms dedicated to precious metals and assorted gems. Contemporary décor, welcoming staff and free valet services sets Gold City in a league of its own. Here, customers can walk in and shop with confidence. The Kingdom of Bahrain, as a country with a rich history of trade, continues to nurture the gold industry. Business friendly policies and easy access to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries make Gold City the first choice for branded jewelry companies, looking at establishing their presence in the region. Gold City aims to establish new themed malls around the Gulf region offering a refined choice of branded jewelry and its customer friendly and efficient service.
Undoubtedly one of the most visited places in Bahrain to purchase some of the best gold in the region, the Bahrain Gold Souq draws in crowds from across the globe. Bahrain Gold is usually 21 carat and available in a number of styles, including traditional and contemporary. The souq is home to a myriad of gold shops set up by excellent craftsmen, and offered in a range of prices. In the Gold souq, there are various options of carats available and ranges from 21, 22, and even 24 carat gold. Popular amongst residents and tourists alike, the Gold Souq spills its lustre out into the streets and attracts the passerby with its gleaming goods.
Mattar Jewelers, the House of Natural Pearls, is a sixth generation pearl trading family business in Bahrain. The company specializes in handcrafting exquisite luxury jewelry and products with natural pearls. Mattar Jewelers are cultural stewards of the Bahraini Pearl. They aim to highlight the wonder of the natural pearl and its intrinsic relationship with Bahraini history, culture, and development. It is Mattar Jewelers' belief that the natural pearl, the jewel of immortality, is humanity’s original and ultimate jewel.
Inherited by generations, inspired by rare familiar pieces of jewellery and watches, since being founded by Ebrahim Alfardan, the jewellery house started its activity in natural pearls and pearl trade, before expanding with the efforts of his son, Ahmed Ebrahim Alfardan. His fame, reputation, and expertise in the industry was preceded by his son, Ammar Ahmed Alfardan, who led the ship to success through the years, serving customers in Bahrain by improving and importing new models of watches and jewellery to support the ever-evolving fashion and designs. Today, Alfardan has various outlets across the country - MODA Mall, Bahrain Museum (pearls only), and Bab Al Bahrain (pearls, shells, and gifts) - all of which have been created to satisfy the need of their valuable customers.
With seven generations of the Al Mahmood family being an integral part of the pearling industry in Bahrain, the family started as buyers and sellers of pearls as well collecting rare pearl finds around 200 years ago. Using that knowledge, combined with the genuine passion and commitment to pearling, the Al Mahmood family was able to develop the family business into a well-known name amongst the pearl-collectors and jewellery enthusiasts alike. Inspired from their Bahraini roots, Al Mahmood Pearls has incorporated traditional designs into their artistically handcrafted pearl jewellery, creating truly intricate and delicate pieces. From multi-strand irregular pearl necklaces to single strand G1 necklaces, Al Mahmood Pearls has jewellery that is remarkable and classy at the same time. Incorporating other precious stones such as rubies, diamonds, and sapphires into their jewellery, the final pieces are nothing short of luxurious. Their growing clientele has also resulted in the launch of their showrooms across Bahrain, with two in Moda Mall, and one in Al A’ali Mall. Also catering to the corporate clientele, Al Mahmood Pearls works with companies to provide them with clocks, music boxes, bespoke gift items made on special order from the Gulf region and internationally, and in true Al Mahmood-style the gifts are adorned with gold and pearl detailing
The Al Mannai family is a fine example of successfully remaining one of the most renowned jewellers in Bahrain with their wide variety of traditional and modern jewellery, unique designs, and boasting an outstanding jewellery manufacturing division in Bahrain. Perle Magazine spoke to Mohammed Al Mannai, the fifth generation of the Al Mannai family member to head the business as President, about their 175-year old business and how it has continued to prosper throughout the years. Boasting a notable selection of jeweller sets, rings, earrings, bangles, and other accessories that are manufactured by well-known jewellery houses in Europe such as Wellendorf, Erich Keller, and more, Al Mannai Jewelery is home to incredibly precious and striking pieces. The eye-catching displays of the Moda Mall store showcase the lustrous jewellery pieces that are even more precious up close. The eclectic and ever-changing taste of the customers is something Al Mannai Jewelery is always ready for and can easily accommodate any request that their customers brings to them. Al Mannai Jewelery represents the core essence of The Kingdom’s love and passion towards jewellery, and has successfully carried the title of Bahrain’s renowned jewellers for over a century.
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