Pearl Jewellery Gifts – how to choose the perfect pearls

Which Pearls suit me?

Looking for pearl jewellery gifts? Pearls are mysterious, soothing & uplifting. They make us feel good. Pearls light up the face & lift the skin. Consider your own unique colour palette; your hair, eyes, complexion, wardrobe colours. Hold pearls against your face & neck to see which shade suits you. Be guided by the beauty and lustre of pearls & trust your intuition; what attracts the eye initially is often the best choice. Ask for advice, our experienced team will give an informed answer

  • Classic cream pearls sit well on nearly all skin tones
  • Cool white pearls contrast beautifully with dark skin or white hair
  • Cool Lavender pink pearls are pretty on mature pale skin & light eyes
  • Golden apricot pearls light up strawberry blondes & red-heads
  • Iridescent silver grey pearls chic with silver grey or raven hair
  • Peacock pearls informal yet classic with contrasting dark hair or eyes & pale skin

A string of pearls is rarely perfect in size and shape. Testing pearls with teeth can scratch them as tooth enamel is harder. When softly and gently rubbed together, a subtle gritty texture is discerned. Real pearls are heavy and silky. Deviations from perfection usually suggest authenticity; Check for small natural blemishes on the surface. Look for rich lustre & sheen. Inspect areas where tiny holes are drilled for fine hand stringing. See slight variations in colour and study pearls in daylight where possible. Faux pearls are usually light in weight, smooth to the touch and shiny. NB: We restring many beautiful Vintage faux pearls that hold precious memories. Customers are delighted to have them restored for safe keeping.

Pearls are worn by all generations. 30th Wedding Anniversary is celebrated with pearls. Pearl is the birthstone for June. A bride wears simple pearls on her wedding day & chooses a delicate pearl bracelet or pearl diamante earrings or a fine pearl Illusion necklace for her bridesmaids. Pearls are a popular gift choice for a Christening. A statement pearl necklace with simple matching earrings is a favoured choice for mother-of-the-bride or groom.

Pearl Jewellery Gift Buying Tips

pearl jewellery gifts4.5 – 5.5mm small round & Rice shape pearls for young ladies as a starter necklace. Perfect for Bridesmaid gifts. From £25
15 – 25 years 6.5-7mm round pearls are the classic traditional size. Also ideal for the lady who has never worn pearls. This is a wardrobe basic. From £35
25 – 45 years 7-8mm white round also silver grey, pink & peacock. From £65

8-9mm pearls look important for career girls, wedding anniversary gifts, landmark birthdays. From £75

9-11mm large round or baroque pearls for the lady who has traditional pearls now looking for something different, striking, modern. This size appeals to all age groups. Necklaces from £150 to £650

 

Lengths
16 inch length: young women or small boned petite ladies
18 inch length: standard most popular necklace length
20 inch length and longer necklaces are available to order

Wedding
Brides usually choose simple jewellery for their wedding day. Small sparkling pearl & diamante studs or simple pearl drop earrings. We make to order as brides are specific! Bridesmaids gifts are small classic pearl bracelets, necklaces & pearl stud earrings. Gifts for bridesmaids

Chokers
Neck measurement is most important. Measure the neck where the top row will sit allowing one finger to sit inside the tape measure. A choker must allow breathing room especially when dining & dancing! Pearl Chokers

Valentines Day
Pearl Enhancer Drop Pendant clipped over a pearl necklace or worn alone on a chain are popular. Prices for freshwater baroque on silver from £59 to £89, South Sea on 9ct yellow or white gold from £250 to £695. Bespoke orders available specialist sourcing required, allow significant order time

30th Wedding Anniversary Gift
The lady usually knows what she wants in the way of jewellery by now! This is the moment to order bespoke and have something beautiful made especially for her. Telephone the workshop directly 01823 480550