Many of you will have seen the film ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring‘ released back in 2003, starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson.
As you will recall, Colin Firth was the talented Dutch painter, Johannas Vermeer, commissioned to paint his servant Scarlett Johansson.
While painting his muse Firth realised that something was missing from the picture…
The sensational lustre of the pearl captured in the painting has captured peoples imaginations around the world, the mysterious girl with the breathtaking pearl…stuff of fairy tales.
Are you a girl needing a Pearl Earring?
The front window of our Pearl Showroom was inspired by the famous painting…mainly the pearl!
Throughout history we can see portraits of nobility and gentry wearing pearls.
One royal in particularly who was never without his pearl earring was King Charles I.
Yes he might not have been the best king but he certainly had style! inspiring a generation of men to wear similar pearl earrings.
But what is it about pearls that lures us in, capturing our hearts, making them such a prized gem?
Easy…they enhance their wearer, without outshining him or her!
This is achieved by light touching the pearl surface, being refracted around the many layers of nacre, before being reflected back out onto the wearer. The pearls look like they are glowing while giving you a soft up light…the best face lift ever!
We have a wide range of pearls available at our Pearl Showroom. Freshwater Pearls, Akoya Pearls, Tahitian Pearls and South Sea Pearls…take your pick.
If you are particularly interested in acquiring a pearl earring, or two, like the famous pearl earring in the painting, then how about our South Sea Pearl baroque drops.
Set on elegant 18ct yellow gold shepherds crooks with delicate twist detailing, the baroque south sea pearls will add subtle elegance to any of your outfit.
So the big question is… does your wardrobe need that little ‘je ne sais quoi‘?!