Coleman Douglas PearlsAs London fashion week begins all eyes will be on the catwalks trying to catch a glimpse of the new upcoming trends for Autumn/Winter. For instance the futuristic Nokia Phone skirt that was revealed yesterday!
Over the years we have seen fashion trends come and go but one thing that has never changed is the alluring beauty and seduction of PEARLS. Throughout the ages pearls have always been highly desired, causing people to go to great lengths, even murder (Elizabeth I) to acquire more.
Symbolising purity, wisdom, beauty and wealth, men and women alike would adorn themselves in pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets and pearl earrings.

Over the course of history designers have worked with “their take on pearls”. From altering the length of necklaces and earrings, to adding multiple strands to create ‘knockout’ jewellery.
Within the last century there were some key trends that are still popular today.

Coleman Douglas PearlsThe 1920s Trend
‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.’ – Coco Chanel

Watch the film ‘The Great Gatsby’ this will allow you to see a feast of long pearl ropes and multi-strand pearl bracelets.

Our ‘Coco’ necklace, is made up of white freshwater pearls with freshwater seed pearl spacers. This necklace has a playful slant on the classic 1920s pearl rope.

The 1940s Trend
‘Pearl are always appropriate.’ Coleman Douglas Pearls– Jacqueline Kennedy

Don a large pair of pearl studs and a single or double pearl row necklace, like Jacqueline Kennedy, and you too will be ready to take on The White House! We have a large selection of Freshwater Pearl, Akoya Pearl and South Sea Pearl studs to choose from.

Coleman Douglas PearlsThe 1980s Trend
‘Pearls are a mainstay and immune to the vagaries of fashion.’ – Chrissie Douglas
When we think of the the 1980s Madonna springs to mind wearing leather, denim and fish net clothing. The era of rebellious fashion!
Our ‘Warrior’ collection, made using black leather and Tahitian Pearls or black leather and black Freshwater Pearls, has been knotted together to form a barbed wire look, that transforms the ‘classic pearl’ idea into an eye-catching, edgy statement.

The 2000+ Trends
‘Pearls are never boring…how Coleman Douglas Pearlscould they be? They enhance their wearers natural beauty and flair.’ Chrissie Douglas

Since the year 2000 fashion designers have been pushing the boundaries of fashion by using unusual materials, colours and dress shapes.
In Chanel’ Spring/Summer 2014 ‘offbeat’ show we saw Cara Delevingne wearing a brightly coloured ‘colour chat’ dress, a complete contrast to their signature white and black tailored collections.
Coleman Douglas Pearls
Our ‘Light as a Feather’ collection is an example of how we have included unusual, exciting materials to add ‘flair’ to the classic pearl necklace or bracelet. The contrasting black and white ostrich feathers and Freshwater Pearls create dramatic, eye-catching jewellery.

To see more of our pearl jewellery or to enquire about our bespoke service, re-stringing and re-designing services, call into our Pearl Showroom located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX.

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