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Sourcing Freshwater pearls from China

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Sourcing freshwater pearls is a very important part of our business. Freshwater pearls are cultured in areas where the water is clean, which gives the best pearls. These days the best pearls can be found in China so we find ourselves every year going to source freshwater pearls direct from the pearl producers. These are […]

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21st birthday gift ideas

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21st birthday gift ideas can be a challenge – but all our feedback suggests that pearl necklaces, bracelets and earrings go down well for 21st and 18th birthdays, which makes life a lot easier! At a recent show, a young lady come up to us to say that she had been given our pearl necklaces […]

Pearl jewellery buying tips

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Pearl jewellery buying tips Are you looking at buying some pearl jewellery for yourself or as a gift and feeling dazed by the choice? Here are some top tips on buying pearls – but as always, it’s probably easier to visit us at an event or call us. We’re happy to share our expertise! Pearls […]

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Pearl jewellery and the royal connections

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Pearl jewellery is such an established part of our culture that it’s easy to forget how it all happened. Pearls are very unusual – they are made by a living animal; they emerge perfect, not requiring cutting. We aren’t sure who first discovered pearls but it was probably an accident! They quickly became associated with […]

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Pearl jewellery gift for younger people

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Pearl jewellery gift is such a classic, isn’t it? We often see photos of the Queen wearing her pearls; brides love to wear them because of their natural beauty and simple styles; ladies going to formal occasions reach for their pearls. But what about the younger women or girls? Pearls enhance natural skin tones and […]

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Pearls at Badminton

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pearl jewellery Badminton and beyond! Our HW pearls are always popular at Badminton – here’s our stand with our amazing range of pearl jewellery. We source the vast majority of our cultured freshwater pearls in China and Hong Kong and then make our pearl necklaces and pearl chokers to order. Pearl stud earrings are popular […]

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Pearl jewellery on tour!

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April sees the start of the show season with fairs and county shows coming thick and fast. Harriet Whinney Pearls has been exhibiting at Badminton, Sherborne and Sudeley with pearl jewellery as always very popular. Our classics, pearl necklaces and pearl earrings, remain the favourites but we are introducing new designs to appeal to younger […]