Complaint / review text:
Today I am going write my review on La Perla Moda in Kuwait that is owned and operated by an Armenian (also has held Syrian nationality) called Hrant Keoshgerian – As per reviews he is selling Bad quality jewelry with and his customer designs are in reality stolen designs at expensive prices!
Recently, there has been a big rather an enormous hype about La Perla Moda owned by Hrant Keoshgerian but unfortunately it is just a marketing gimmick due to many bazaars and exhibitions he has attended. Online Jewelry Seller www.laperlamoda.com owned and operated by Hrant Keoshgerian as the jewelry designer is a big time rip-off. At times the store is operated by his wife Talar. They sell their jewelry at higher prices than world renowned jewelry designers. And the quality is terrible; my jewelry has already lost various stones with the chain links breaking apart and also tarnishing terribly.
The other day, a friend went to his shop pretending to buy diamonds. Hrant was trying to persuade him to buy diamonds for $500 although they were not even worth $25 since they were very small and had a very bad clarity. He charges unusually high prices; the same and similar jewelry pieces that he sells are being sold by other shops at much lower prices. Much of the jewelry pieces Hrant Keoshgerian has in the store at La Perla Moda are purchased from China – many Chinese wholesale Jewelers are popular on the internet.
I have even heard that the images from his custom designs are stolen from previous partners. His jewelry is made of silver at greater prices than the current gold rates. To top that off that I have also found out that he claims to hold certifications/diplomas in designing which are fake. He has not studied at Istituto di Moda Burgo Milano neither did he personally do the Online Jewelry certificate from Aonlinetraining (India) which is a division of Compufield – It was done for him by one of his close friends at the time he received the certification. Most of his studies are done for him by his close friends or relatives.
Bachelors in Business Administration, Ashworth College, US – He dropped out of the program
2D & 3D Jewelry Designing, Compufield: Aonline Training – Done by a friend
Jewelry Design & Repair, Ashworth College, US; 2008 – done by Ex-Girlfriend
Designer Diploma, Instituto di Moda Burgo, Milan-Italy - done by Ex-Girlfriend
He can do hands on work with metal but has no knowledge of the practical neither of graphic designing as his certificate of the 2D & 3D suggests.
Several other customers have also complained that jewelry purchased from La perla Moda or Hrant Keoshgerian tarnishes very quickly, stones fall out and links break apart. He has previously worked in Kuwait at:
H. K. Creations as OWNER & JEWELRY DESIGNER
Hayakal creazioni Co. As PRODUCTION MANAGER & SPECIALIST JEWELER
Top art jewelry as salesman/bench specialist jeweler
Zodiac Jewelry as MANAGER/BENCH JEWELER
I have several bad experiences with him and I suggest everyone else stays away and refrains from buying jewelry from Hrant Keoshgerian.
The location and shop info is as follows:
Salmiye - Salem Al-Mubarak St.
IBIS Hotel - Omniya Center, next to Sultan Center, KUWAIT
Mezzanine Floor-Shop No. 27