Sanskriti's Imperial Gems
Sanskriti's Imperial Gems
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  • Ravi V
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent collection and good hospitable place.
    I bought ear ring for my wife. She could find diamonds and Ruby in white gold, which she was looking for some time. Sale team were kind and extra helpful to find what she was looking for. I would like to thank and appreciate the staff of SANSKRITI. I want them to keep up the good work.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Sankaram M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Embroidery!
    We purchased an embroidered piece of carpet for decorating one of our walls in the living room. It’s a marvelous piece with studded gems and completely embroidered by hand. It took just a couple of days to receive it in the United States after shipping from Agra. Our living room wall stands out with this piece hung in it. The artisans and salesmen at Sanskriti are highly knowledgeable in the art of handwoven carpet making, embroidery and gemology. They are also experts in international packing and shipping. We will definitely visit this emporium on our next trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Simone D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic Agra
    While visiting Agra I went to Sanskriti's Imperial Gems and was delighted by the extraordinary embroidery. I initiated the visit as my tour of the Taj Mahal and surrounding area brought up the discussion of the textiles that once embellished this world famous site. There are direct families that continue to practice the arts in textile form and also the exquisite marble pieces that make this an iconic venue. I did purchase an embroidery piece which arrived in perfect condition. Studded with gems, handcrafted and acknowledged world over for their work, I am reminded not only of my visit to Agra but of the kindness and pride of the people who work so hard and with such artistry to showcase the arts of India both past and present.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Camille W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No complaints!
    Stopping here was part of the tour. I was not planning on buying anything initially but I ended up purchasing 2 tapestries. It took forever for me to choose and every one was kind and helpful during my decision making process. The tapestries arrived safely and framed nicely when expected. Thanks!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Allison G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treated like family and exquisite craftsmanship with gemstones that shine!
    We visited this family owned store on our way back from seeing the majestic Taj Mahal. They continue the ancient tapestry artwork that is embroidered by hand with gemstones. I was blown away by the beauty of the work, but I didn’t think I could get it back home to the USA since I had a carryon suite case. They do offer shipping, but I wanted to bring it with me. Shakti told me that they could frame it and wrap it in bubble wrap and attach a strap so I could gate check it when I was flying home. I had zero problems bringing it back into the USA. It was packaged very well. He even went above and beyond to deliver it to my hotel in New Delhi (and gave me his WhatsApp number in case I had concerns or questions). I felt like family when I was there. I loved that they weren’t trying to “sell” me anything, just showcasing their work and educating me on the ancient art. Very affordable prices and no pressure. I purchased an exquisite tapestry that is embroidered with green jade, onyx and lapis lazuli. The gems alone are worth more than what I paid. It was very affordable and comes with certificate. The artisans and salesmen at Sanskriti are highly knowledgeable in the art of handwoven carpet embroidery and gemology. The tapestry will hang proudly in my living and remind me of my time in Agra. Thank you Shakti and team for making my experience so seem less and memorable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • John S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Artwork
    When we booked our tour to the Taj Mahal, we didn’t know it also included a visit to Sanskrit’s Imperial Gems. It was worth the couple of hours we spent at the store! The embroidery pieces are so spectacular that we couldn’t go back home without buying one, it was shipped to the US and was received in perfect condition. Our overall experience with the staff there was very pleasant and professional.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Sita Jibodh
    Perth, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful embroidery…must visit when in Agra
    Visited this shop as part of our Taj Mahal tour. The selection is very unique and beautiful. Very hard to make a choice. My item was shipped promptly and arrived within 3 days with DHL. Definitely recommend visiting this place when you’re visiting Agra.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 January 2024
  • BDGDesignTravel
    Boston, Massachusetts15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Embroidery & Jewelry in Agra, India
    My family had the pleasure of visiting the multilevel art and jewelry galleries at Sanskriti's Imperial Gems during the recent holiday season. Each floor was filled with amazing items that exhibited an extremely high level of craft and design. We loved the intricate gold and silver hand embroidery artwork and the jewelry pieces. We purchased a stunning embroidered art piece that was shipped for free to our home in the USA. The Owner of the gallery texted me to let me know that he found some scratches on the frame I saw on our artwork. He then suggested that they reframe the piece at no charge. We received the artwork recently. It was beautifully packaged and arrived in perfect condition with an even better frame, ready to hang in our home. We're very happy with the entire experience!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
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BDGDesignTravel
Boston, MA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My family had the pleasure of visiting the multilevel art and jewelry galleries at Sanskriti's Imperial Gems during the recent holiday season. Each floor was filled with amazing items that exhibited an extremely high level of craft and design. We loved the intricate gold and silver hand embroidery artwork and the jewelry pieces.

We purchased a stunning embroidered art piece that was shipped for free to our home in the USA. The Owner of the gallery texted me to let me know that he found some scratches on the frame I saw on our artwork. He then suggested that they reframe the piece at no charge. We received the artwork recently. It was beautifully packaged and arrived in perfect condition with an even better frame, ready to hang in our home. We're very happy with the entire experience!
Written 15 January 2024
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Sita Jibodh
Perth, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited this shop as part of our Taj Mahal tour. The selection is very unique and beautiful. Very hard to make a choice. My item was shipped promptly and arrived within 3 days with DHL. Definitely recommend visiting this place when you’re visiting Agra.
Written 12 January 2024
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Markus H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Avoid this store! It’s only setup to rip off foreigners. They don’t have fix-prices and labels on the products. Our driver and guide took us there to „show us how the star stone is produced“ but they didn’t show it and almost forced us to buy something. I actually bought something that I wanted before. But they totally ripped me off. Never ever go to this place as a tourist!!!!
Written 23 November 2023
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John S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
When we booked our tour to the Taj Mahal, we didn’t know it also included a visit to Sanskrit’s Imperial Gems. It was worth the couple of hours we spent at the store! The embroidery pieces are so spectacular that we couldn’t go back home without buying one, it was shipped to the US and was received in perfect condition. Our overall experience with the staff there was very pleasant and professional.
Written 15 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mariu W
Manukau, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The service was highly professional and informative -stunning works and well worth visiting if you are visiting Agra .The gem stone embroidery I bought arrived here in New Zealand promptly and in immaculate condition .Highly recommended
Written 18 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Allison G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We visited this family owned store on our way back from seeing the majestic Taj Mahal. They continue the ancient tapestry artwork that is embroidered by hand with gemstones. I was blown away by the beauty of the work, but I didn’t think I could get it back home to the USA since I had a carryon suite case. They do offer shipping, but I wanted to bring it with me.

Shakti told me that they could frame it and wrap it in bubble wrap and attach a strap so I could gate check it when I was flying home. I had zero problems bringing it back into the USA. It was packaged very well. He even went above and beyond to deliver it to my hotel in New Delhi (and gave me his WhatsApp number in case I had concerns or questions). I felt like family when I was there. I loved that they weren’t trying to “sell” me anything, just showcasing their work and educating me on the ancient art. Very affordable prices and no pressure.

I purchased an exquisite tapestry that is embroidered with green jade, onyx and lapis lazuli. The gems alone are worth more than what I paid. It was very affordable and comes with certificate. The artisans and salesmen at Sanskriti are highly knowledgeable in the art of handwoven carpet embroidery and gemology. The tapestry will hang proudly in my living and remind me of my time in Agra. Thank you Shakti and team for making my experience so seem less and memorable.
Written 2 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Camille W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Stopping here was part of the tour. I was not planning on buying anything initially but I ended up purchasing 2 tapestries. It took forever for me to choose and every one was kind and helpful during my decision making process. The tapestries arrived safely and framed nicely when expected. Thanks!
Written 21 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simone D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
While visiting Agra I went to Sanskriti's Imperial Gems and was delighted by the extraordinary embroidery. I initiated the visit as my tour of the Taj Mahal and surrounding area brought up the discussion of the textiles that once embellished this world famous site. There are direct families that continue to practice the arts in textile form and also the exquisite marble pieces that make this an iconic venue. I did purchase an embroidery piece which arrived in perfect condition. Studded with gems, handcrafted and acknowledged world over for their work, I am reminded not only of my visit to Agra but of the kindness and pride of the people who work so hard and with such artistry to showcase the arts of India both past and present.
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Davie, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great value on our purchases
Verified by gemologist at home. We would definitely return and recommend to our friends and family
Written 23 August 2023
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Sankaram M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We purchased an embroidered piece of carpet for decorating one of our walls in the living room. It’s a marvelous piece with studded gems and completely embroidered by hand. It took just a couple of days to receive it in the United States after shipping from Agra. Our living room wall stands out with this piece hung in it. The artisans and salesmen at Sanskriti are highly knowledgeable in the art of handwoven carpet making, embroidery and gemology. They are also experts in international packing and shipping. We will definitely visit this emporium on our next trip.
Written 20 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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