Pearls: The Timeless Trend

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Pearls have long been the choice of the rich and famous, who team them with beautiful dresses for balls and red carpet events. Dating back to the early Roman Empire all the way to today, pearls are still a go to classic and timeless accessory. They are so celebrated, that the Victoria and Albert Museum put on a closed exhibition that ran to the beginning of this year to explore the history of these beautiful pieces.

Pearls are worn by a host of celebrities from Rihanna to Rita Ora, all the way to members of our Royal Family with both the Queen and Kate Middleton choosing these elegant and timeless accessories. But this trend doesn’t stop with the celebs, you are bound to spot a pearl or two at ladies day at Cheltenham and Ascot, or elegantly paired with an up-do and wedding dress for the blushing bride. Creating romantic visions of wealth and high society, pearls continue to grow in popularity.

There are a number of different types of pearls from the expensive and rare natural pearl to the freshwater cultured pearls that are more readily available and offer fantastic value for money. Cultured pearls are made by placing a small bead inside the mollusc shell around which the beautiful pearl is formed. Natural pearls are extremely rare, with very few found to be a suitable size for jewellery. These natural gems are created by chance inside oysters and it is this rarity that has adds to their value.

Pearls are also the birthstone for June and as we are now in June we thought we would highlight some of our favourite styles!

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The classical white pearls in this beautiful bracelet are set in an alternating design separated with silver beads for an elegant look. This crisp cultured freshwater pearl bracelet measures 7 inches in length and would look perfect worn alone or with the matching necklet.
The round cream freshwater cultured pearl sits in its 9ct gold setting surrounded by a diamond encrusted open oval twist design. Shop here.
This is not just one row but 5 rows of stunning cream coloured freshwater cultured pearls. Each individual pearl approximately measures 5mm. The 5 rows of pearls lead to a gorgeous, sparkling and eye catching gold plated centre piece that has white topaz set in to it which gives this necklet a classy, elegant feel.
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Want some colour? We can do that too. This bracelet features freshwater cultuered pearls and beads of amethyst quartz. 
Fancy a pearl for every day of the week? This set offers 7 different coloured cultured pearl pendants and a 17″ silver chain.
These classic earrings feature two bars of polished silver with traditional cream pearls and a simple butterfly back.

These are only a few of the beautiful pearl items we have on offer all with at least 30% off the RRP. So if nothing here takes your fancy why not browse the whole range online?