Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 2

A.K.A classic twin set pearls In the past the implants used for Cultured Akoya pearls used to be a mother of pearl nucleus bead, which was shipped from Mississippi where the Pig Toe mussel grew. This mother of pearl bead had the perfect specific weight needed, to make it difficult for the oyster to spit... Continue Reading →

Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 1

  A.K.A classic twin set pearls Classic pearls Classic pearls are formed in the Akoya oyster, or pinctada  fucata martensii to its friends, pearls from these oysters were first recorded in 1727 when Kaempfer noted that fine [i.e. natural] pearls were found in Japan within Akoya oysters, Kaempfer also noted that the quality in these... Continue Reading →

Different types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured South Sea and Tahitian Pearls Proud to be beautiful, large and lustrous in white, silvery white and gold These would be South Sea pearls they are mainly 9-16mm in diameter although they can be well over 20mm in diameter; their nucleus is made from a mother of pearl bead, or resin. Their nacre covering... Continue Reading →

PEARLS – Seawater vs Freshwater

Now that you know how a pearl is formed from our last Blog it is time to explore the provenance and difference between saltwater pearls and freshwater pearls. Saltwater pearls have their provenance in the PINTADINES Seawater pearl producing shellfish are not in fact oysters. Although for ease everyone has and will continue to call... Continue Reading →

Pearls 101 – What is a pearl?

Where does a pearl come from? This is a question we are often asked. There are many different types of pearl, some rarer than others, but before we start differentiating between them lets first understand how pearls are formed. Pearls are the product of the act of self-preservation by a mollusc, be it an oyster... Continue Reading →

Pearls, Fashion & Afternoon Tea

Highlights from the Best of Britain Luxury Shopping event If you were invited to the Best of Britain Luxury Shopping event last week but couldn't make it, here are a few highlights! The event was at the luscious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge and it brought together some new and some established luxury ladies brands... Continue Reading →

WHAT IS YOUR COLOUR ?

Colour is both very objective and subjective. Many of us know what colours we suit, but do you know what colours will really give you the va va VOOOM effect, easy choose the pearl colour that best suits your skin tone,  consider if you tan well or not and bear in mind the colour of... Continue Reading →

Your perfect pearl match

We have a dedicated team at Coleman Douglas Pearls to assist you in finding the perfect pearl jewellery for every occasion, selecting specific designs that will allow you to wear the jewellery in various ways giving you ultimate versatility and choosing the perfect classic pearls. Our latest theme is called "What is your colour" because... Continue Reading →

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