Since being founded in Los Angeles in 2002, Baggins has carved a niche out for itself in the jewelry industry as a provider of innovative top quality Akoya, South Sea, and Tahitian Cultured Pearl products. By founding this company, Anil Maloo has built an environment where those who share his passion for pearls are given free rein to create designs that will further accentuate the intrinsic beauty of these gemstones.
Pearls have always been a passion for Anil Maloo, founder and owner of Baggins. Anil is the eldest grandson of Shikharchand Chodhry, founder of Orient Pearl and La Perle D' Orient. His extensive knowledge in gemstones, precious stones, pearls, pearl farming, and jewelry making has turned heads as he comes up inspiring new designs with gem quality pearls. He started his career working initially for a diamond company in Bombay, from where he moved to Japan for three years working for a pearl company. He then moved to Vietnam to setup a pearl farm and after two years decided to further his extensive knowledge by studying at the prestigious gemological school of GIA in Calsbad, California.
Baggins boasts a large and varied inventory of every kind of pearl, from elegant Japanese Akoya and dazzling South Sea to the magical glow of Tahitian pearls. For more than ten years, Baggins has been one of the largest pearl companies in the United States with a key philosophy of serving and educating our customers to the best of our ability, in order to develop long-term, successful relationships. Retailers all over the country house Baggins' fine jewelry items, which bring glamour to women at affordable prices. Baggins will continue to realize the great potential of the versatile yet ever elegant pearl.
At Baggins office in Los Angeles, Anil is working on the pearl selection.