Today is the day!
The Thames foot path is filling up, University chants are echoing around, the popularity of Blue has sky rocketed…it can only mean one thing, it’s the Oxbridge Race.
Below our Pearl Team have put together a few fact about the race:
– The first Oxbridge boat race was held in 1829.
– Light Blue = Cambridge
– Dark Blue = Oxford
– The course stretches for 4.2 miles down the Thames from Putney to Mortlake.
– This is the first year we will see the Newton Women’s Boat Race taking place on the same day and course as the mens!
Now you might well be thinking, ‘how does this relate to pearls?’
Do you remember the triumphant Summer 2012 Olympic Regatta, where our rowers romped to victory?
Remember the petite pearl studs clutching the earlobes of Heather Stanning?
It was our first Gold medal from the London 2012 games and the first ever women’s rowing gold, to say that Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were elated would be an understatement!
Fancy owning a pair of winning pearl studs?Available in a variety of colours and sizes, our Pearl Showroom, located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX, has an array of studs suitable for every girl.
For the true blue girl why not opt for our blue freshwater pearl medium studs.
Wherever you watch the rowing, be it from the comfort of your sofa to the packed Thames foot path, may the best Oxford Team win!