There are many types of gifts and souvenirs that you can buy in Oman, no matter how long your stay. Of course, if you are looking for something extra special for yourself and for your loved ones, consider buying gold, diamond, and other precious jewellery. In this post, we share the top places where you can buy gold in Muscat as well as gold stores in Oman.
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You’ll be amazed at the sheer number of gold stores in Oman — from traditional markets (or souks) to sprawling malls, from small retail stores to luxury showrooms. In this article, we have listed some of the most popular places where you can buy gold in the Sultanate.
Best Places to Buy Gold in Oman
The following brands and stores are among the most well-known in Oman when it comes to shopping for high quality gold. Some of these are regional brands, while others are international brands that are popular in the Middle East and other countries.
1. Adam Sons Group of Companies – Oman
Established way back, in 1850, Adam Sons Group of Companies is one of the pioneers in terms of jewellery business in Oman. They have 15 outlets, of which 9 are in Oman, and the others are in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania.
The company features traditional Omani jewellery as well as modern pieces with contemporary designs. Their gold, silver, and diamond pieces are of the best quality, set at affordable prices. Adam Sons Group of Companies has an outlet on the ground floor of Oman Avenues Mall… Do check it out!
For more information about this company, please visit their official Facebook page.
Damas is a famous jewellery brand not only in Oman, but in many other countries. It was founded more than a century ago, in 1907, offering goldsmith services to customers. In 1959, the very first store was opened at the Dubai Gold Souk.
By the year 2000, Damas had begun expanding into other countries across the GCC and Middle East and North African (MENA) regions. Its stores offer 18-karat gold, 22-karat gold, diamonds, pearls, and other precious stones. You can choose from their wide collection of earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, bangles, and rings.
Damas has around 14 stores across Oman. For more details about the company’s products and store locations, head to their official website.
3. Jawahir Oman Jewellers
Jawahir Oman Jewellers has been around for more than 40 years, featuring handcrafted jewellery that has become a top choice among its customers. Most of their pieces are inspired by Omani heritage and culture, making them truly precious souvenirs from Oman, indeed!
The company also features The Heritage Collection, which is a collection of sterling silver gifts that reflect Omani culture, traditions, and landscape. Notably, their skilled artisans include talented jewellers from Oman as well as from other parts of the world.
Come and visit the Jawahir Oman Jewellers showroom in Muscat, right across from Al Qurum Complex. You can also check out the company’s official website here.
If you are looking for a variety of gold, diamond, platinum, and other precious pieces, consider going to a Joyalukkas outlet. It happens to be the first jewellery retailer to receive ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certifications — a truly amazing feat, indeed!
At Joyalukkas, you can buy gold jewellery and accessories, plus you can purchase gold coins and bars, too. The company has stores in Boushar, Ruwi, Seeb, and Sohar. Outside Oman, you will find that Joyalukkas is also well known in other countries.
Learn more about Joyalukkas and the store’s unique pieces through its official website.
5. Kalyan Jewellers
Kalyan Jewellers is a popular brand in the GCC region, with no less than 30 showrooms across Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their collection of gold, diamond, platinum, and pearl jewellery includes necklaces, long chains, bangles, rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, nose pins, toe rings, and many more.
If you happen to visit Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat, check out Kalyan Jewellers’ outlet on the ground floor. For more information, you can also visit their official website.
6. Malabar Gold and Diamonds
Established in 1993, Malabar Gold and Diamonds has grown from a small retail business to become one of the biggest names in gold and diamond jewellery. They have more than 280 stores located across 10 countries — including Oman — along with factories and design centers in India, the Middle East, and even in the United States.
Malabar Gold and Diamonds has an outlet at Oman Avenues Mall as well as in other places across the country. For more details about the company and its products, just head to its official website.
7. Pure Gold Jewellers
Another big name in the jewellery industry is Pure Gold Jewellers. The company has been around for more than 20 years now, and has established over 150 stores in more than 20 countries! Indeed, it is a leading jewellery brand in the Middle East and Asia regions, with a couple of factories in India and one in China.
Here in Oman, Pure Gold Jewellers has stores at Mall of Oman, Qurum City Centre, and Muscat City Centre — all featuring a premium collections of rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and more. Check out its official website here for more details.
8. seaPearls Gold and Diamond Jewellery
Established in 1989, seaPearls Gold and Diamond Jewellery has been operating for more than 20 years, and is one of the leading jewellery brands in Oman today. The company offers 100% Hallmark Jewellery, along with Certified Diamonds, lifetime maintenance, and great value for money!
In Oman, seaPearls Gold and Diamond Jewellery has stores Stores at Ruwi High Street, Al Ghubra, Sohar Souq, Salalah, Jalan Bu Ali, and Sur. You can learn more about the company through its official website.
9. Sky Jewellery
First established in Doha, Qatar, Sky Jewellery has been a major player in the jewellery business for more than 30 years. It has stores in Oman, Qatar, the UAE, and other places across the Middle East.
Interestingly, Sky Jewellery, together with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, is recognized by the Guinness World Records for participating in “the world’s longest handmade chain” last 2015 in Dubai. Pretty cool, huh!
Here in Oman, Sky Jewellery has a showroom at Ruwi High Street. Do check it out! You can also learn more about this brand through its official website.
Video: Buying Gold in Oman
As you may have noticed, Ruwi High Street is known in Oman for having many stores selling gold, diamonds, and other precious jewellery. In the following video shared by the YouTube channel, “TravelAnywhere By A&C,” you can follow a walking tour along this popular street in Oman:
Gold Rate in Muscat, Oman
The gold rate in Muscat, Oman, can vary depending on a number of factors. The most important factor is the overall gold market. When the gold market is doing well, the gold rate in Muscat will be higher. However, when the gold market is struggling, the gold rate in Muscat will be lower.
Another important factor is the local economy. If the local economy is doing well, there will be more demand for gold, and the gold rate will be higher. However, if the local economy is struggling, there will be less demand for gold, and the gold rate will be lower.
Finally, political stability can also impact the gold rate. When there is political stability in a country, investors are more likely to buy gold.
Oman is a hidden gem when it comes to buying gold. Unlike other countries in the Middle East, Oman does not levy any taxes on gold purchases, making it an attractive destination for anyone looking to buy gold. In addition, the quality of gold is typically very high in Oman, as the country has strict standards for gold purity.
As a result, buyers can be confident that they are getting a good value for their money when they buy gold in Oman. Finally, the country is home to a number of reputable dealers, who can provide advice and support throughout the buying process. For all these reasons, Oman is an ideal place to buy gold.
The above list features just some of the best places to buy gold in Oman. There are many others, including stores in souks and malls across the Sultanate. So you certainly have many options to choose from! And speaking of shopping, here’s another useful list — a list of the top shopping malls in Oman.