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Badminton Horse Trials

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1 – 5 May 2019   Badminton Horse Trials and the shopping village attracts a huge number of visitors to the show and to the stands. Please come to find us in the Rural Crafts Pavillion. If you have pearls to be matched, restrung or repaired – bring your pearl jewellery along for us to […]

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Christmas gift ideas

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Christmas gift ideas can feel like hard work – but you can’t go wrong with pearls. Timeless, classic, go with everything, suits every age group and style – all our pearl necklaces and pearl earrings are hand made and hand strung in our workshop. Many are made to order giving us the opportunity to alter […]

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Honiton Show – what a fabulous day!

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Honiton Show went really well on Aug 4th with the sun shining most of the day. We were in the Craft marquee which isn’t our normal spot but we still managed to be tracked down by many of our regular customers. We were thrilled to be visited by the President of the Show, Mrs Mary […]

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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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 […]

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Pearl restringing brings jewellery back to life

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Pearl restringing brings us an interesting post every week. We receive pearls in old envelopes, baked beans tins (yes!) and packages of all shapes and sizes. Yesterday we posted back to one of our customers this beautiful pearl necklace. Found on a beach, the pearls were in a bad need of restringing. The clasp is […]

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Pearl jewellery for everyday use

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Pearl jewellery comes in so many grades – and price brackets – that it can be confusing for people to decide if they are getting value for money or not. Introducing our new ‘everyday range’ – great value pearls at a very attractive price. These pearls are beautifully imperfect with natural striations. We have created a […]

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Pearl jewellery website goes live

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Choosing your pearl jewellery has become a lot easier with our new website! We have photographed our lovely pearl earrings, pearl necklaces and pearl bracelets to show them off in natural light. The lustre of the pearls can be hard to capture but we think you will enjoy browsing some of our range. We have introduced […]

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Pearl jewellery online!

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We have been making pearl jewellery for years from our Somerset base – and selling pearl jewellery direct to our lovely customers at events and shows. We are delighted that our new website has just gone live after months of work choosing which of our pearls to include. Many of our clients have been with […]