When you think of England what springs to mind? The Queen, red buses, Big Ben, …Pearls? …Coleman Douglas Pearls?!
All our pearl jewellery is designed and made in London at our Pearl Showroom. Come visit us and hear all about the inspiration behind each of our pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets and pearl earrings.
Did you know that you can still find stunning natural pearls in England? …Scotland to be specific!
The beauty of these natural pearls were well known in ancient times, with many historians claiming that it was these stunning pearls that contributed to Julius Caesar invading England.
If you look back in history at the portraits of our Royal family, they show a feast of pearls adorning both the men and women alike.
Elizabeth I in particular was a ‘Pearl’a’holic’, stopping at nothing to attain more pearls.
As you can see from the Armada Portrait Elizabeth I is wearing pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, a pearl headdress and pearl encrusted clothing.
Queen Elizabeth II is always wearing her gorgeous multi-strand natural pearl necklace, accompanied by her beautiful large white pearl stud earrings with diamond detail, while HRH The Princess Royal visited Coleman Douglas Pearls where Chrissie Douglas, our Pearl Specialist and Designer, and her shared their love of pearls.
So will this pearl ‘trend’ ever end? No!
The reason pearls will never go out of fashion is because they enhance their wearer.
As light touches the pearl it passes through the multiple layers of nacre before before being reflected back out, giving a subtle, soft up-light onto the face above.
‘Pearls make one feel as if they are part and parcel of every day dressing sensibly. They are not solely glitzy adornments but ones which are accessible to everyone, and so they should be.’ – Jenny Kingsley
If you would like to join these women in wearing pearls then come to Coleman Douglas Pearls, located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX, where a member of our Pearl Team will help you find the perfect pearls to suit your lifestyle.
Whether your look is ‘Twin-Set and Pearl‘ or ‘High Fashion‘ we will find you the perfect pearls!