The Fashion Stud!

Wow what a sight…
our Pearl Team are still amazed by the elaborate beauty looks that Pat McGrath created for the Givenchy show.
When you think of pearl jewellery, any jewellery for that matter, you imagine it to be worn as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories or pins, which is why when we saw the Givenchy models step out onto the catwalk our mouths dropped…

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Many of you will remember the previous Givenchy fashion show, where the models had ‘pearl beauty spots’ stuck onto their faces. Times that by a thousand and you have the Spring/Summer 16 look!

Pearls of varying sizes covered the face of one model completely, while another model had a semi-precious stone swirl effect covering hers.
As much as we LOVE pearls, we prefer them worn in a slightly less permanent way!

Below we have put together a few Coleman Douglas Pearl ‘fashion forward’ pearl earring options.

Join the likes of Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence wearing a double pearl stud.

Set on 18ct white gold, our freshwater pearl studs with large freshwater pearl backs are the perfect ‘classic with an edge’ look. For even more of a statement why not opt for the monochrome coloured set.

Another eye catching option are our large 18ct yellow gold hoops with a large round freshwater pearl fixed 3/4 of the way around the circumference of the hoop.

And if that still doesn’t hit the mark then you’ll just have to call into our Pearl Showroom, located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX, to see the lot!

Don’t have your ears pierced? Don’t let that stop you.
We offer a fantastic ear piercing service at our Showroom. Sip a glass of champagne while we beautify your ear lobes… act now and you’ll be able to wear the earrings of your dreams for New Year!

The look of love

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Roses are red
Violates are blue
Pearls are perfect… you know it’s true.

What makes pearl jewellery the ideal Valentine’s Day gift to give?

Perhaps it’s the fact that they symbolise beauty and purity. Then again maybe it is the fact that they are a timeless gem that will never go out of fashion.

‘Pearls are always appropriate’ – Jacqueline Kennedy

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Over the years we have seen pearls included in a wide range of romantic films. From the action packed film ‘Hunger Games – Catching Fire’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Girl with the Pearl Earrings’ starring Scarlett Johansson, and the emotional roller coaster film ‘I am Love’ starring Tilda Swinton, seen on the right.

It seems no matter where pearls are love seems to follow them.

As Valentine’s Day is less than a week away the Coleman Douglas Pearl team have compiled a few pearl treats that every girl would love.

pearl ribbons close upOur ribbon and freshwater pearl spacers are always popular as the strand can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or hair accessory. Coming in a variety of different ribbon colours you are sure to find the colour that best suits the lucky girl.

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Our double drop pearl earrings are a fun play on the classic white freshwater pearl drop earrings.

The white freshwater pearls keep the design looking timeless while the double drops add a modern twist. Set on sterling silver these earrings come in a range of other colours from solid grey to a mixture of peacock black and white.

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Finding it hard to say ‘I Love You’ for the first time? Let our bracelet help you out.
Our bracelet has freshwater pearls positioned to spell ‘I Love You’ in Morse Code…bet she wouldn’t be expecting that!
The bracelet can be worn flat to spell out the secret message of twisted to keep it secret.

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Feeling your relationship is progressing to the next step? …ENGAGEMENT?!
If it is then you must check out our stunning engagement rings. From classic diamond solitaire rings to large diamond and sapphire ring clusters. Make an appointment with us today to find the dream ring.

To see more or our pearl collections call into out Pearl Showroom where we will celebrating Valentine’s Day by serving Champagne all week.

The Golden Globe Awards

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The red carpet is being prepared, outfits are being perfected and actors and actresses wait anxiously to hear if they will win a Golden Globe tomorrow.
Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best this and Best that!
While several people will be wondering who will win what, our Pearl Team and the majority of the world will have eyes eagerly fixed on The Red Carpet, who will wear what? Will pearl jewellery be ‘hot’ on the carpet again this year?!
From pearl encrusted torsos and faces (Lady Gaga!), to pearl earrings and pearl necklaces… celebrities love wearing their Pearls on The Red Carpet!

golden globes 2Our 2 favourite looks from last year were seen on Lupita Nyong’o – lead actress from “12 Years A Slave”, and Cate Blanchett.

Lupita Nyong’o chose to wear an eye-catching plain scarlet cape dress with classic pearl studs and pearl cluster rings. While Cate Blanchett opted for a delicate black lace fitted gown with a high neck line and capped sleeves.

Fancy their accessories?

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This timeless classic accessory is an essential for every girl. Available in a range of different pearl sizes and colours you are bound to find the perfect pearl studs for you.
One celebrity who is seen in her studs nearly all the time is Angelina Jolie. Other celebrities include Rihanna, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Lawrence, to name only a few!

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Why only wear precious stones OR pearls when you can wear both!
Our statement pearl rings are set on 18ct gold with a semi-precious stone set next to either a Tahitian or South Sea pearl.

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Diamond earrings
Many celebrities go for either diamond studs or drops. Why not have both with our diamond leaf and South Sea pearl earrings. With a hidden drop attachment at the back of the studs you can add a variety of different pearl drops to give yourself several looks for the price of 1!

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Make an appointment with our Pearl Specialist and Designer, Chrissie Douglas and begin to create bespoke show stopping jewellery.

‘You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.’ – Coco Chanel
…just choose to wear PEARLS!

Hungry for some Hunger Games?

The new Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 film is out!
Having waited a whole year to find out what will happen to Peeta, held prisoner in The Capital, and Katniss who is evolving into the symbolic leader of the rebellion, the cinemas are packed!
But whaHunger gamest does the character Katniss Everdeen and the actress Jennifer Lawrence have in common?
The previous ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’, showed Peeta giving Katniss a stunning Tahitian pearl which he found while fishing for food next to the Cornucopia.
While Jennifer Lawrence might not be fighting for her life after volunteering as tribute, she has been wearing a beautiful selection of pearl jewellery to press interviews and Red Carpet events.

Fancy their style? The team at Coleman Douglas Pearls have put together the Katniss Everdeen ‘warrior’ and the Jennifer Lawrence ‘girl next door’ look.

Katniss Everdeen:

Hunger games 2Our Pearl Company has the perfect collection that almost seems as if it was made with her in mind. Using black leather and metallic Tahitian pearls, the jewellery is modern and edgy.
The black leather has been knotted to look like barbed wire while the Tahitian pearls add an air of mystery through their colour and lustre.

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Jennifer Lawrence:

Pearl earrings are the essential ingredient in this girl’s jewellery box. Having been seen wearing pearl studs and long drop earrings to several recent events, we thought our drop back earrings would be ideal.

Coming in a range of different lengths and colours, there is a pair to suit all. Call into our Pearl Centre to view the collection.
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Now for all you gentlemen out there who fancy Peeta’s look we have an almost identical peacock black freshwater pearl tie pin, perfect for all those ‘Capitol’ occasions.

We at Coleman Douglas Pearls London wish you a wonderful weekend… ‘and may the odds be ever in your favour’!

Young, Edgy and Fabulous

592.VAL 1990sThe word on the street…Fashion. To be more specific…Couture week!

Did you catch sight of all the pearls? We did!

When people think of pearls they usually think of their Granny’s graduated pearl necklace. Well that image is fast changing, as we spot Emma Watson, Jennifer Laurence and Alexa Chung, to mention but a few, wearing fun, edgy pearl earrings to accompany their looks.Emma Watson prl drop EA

Emma Watson oozes Biker Chic in this outfit.
The long chain and pearl drop earring adds a touch of cool femininity, while her black cut-away dress and black leather jacket reflects a ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude.
It seems that Hermione Granger has definitely ‘left the building’!

Want to join Emma in wearing long drop pearl earrings?

Check out our freshwater pearl long drop back earrings on sterling silver.
These earrings from the front look like a classic pearl stud with a seed pearl drop, but when you look at the back of the earring you then see the 3 additional freshwater pearls cascading down on a sterling silver chain.
These earrings are also available in peacock black, pink and grey.
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2 other ladies that caught our ‘pearl eye’ were Alexa Chung and Jennifer Lawrence, who were seen wearing pearl studs.

Spotted attending the Miu Miu fashion show, Alexa Chung kept the accessories down to a minimum, choosing to wear only a pair of white extra large pearl studs to accompany her dramatic scarlet red and black scarf dress.
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Our large white freshwater pearl studs are the perfect accompaniment to your look.
Their timeless classic style means they will never go out of fashion.
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Jennifer Lawrence chose to wear a pair of metallic coloured pearl studs to the Dior after-show dinner party.

Fancy joining her pearl style?

Naturally dark, Tahitian pearls range from grey to black and peacock green to aubergine. They are the perfect pearls for the ‘edgy’ girl.
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Call into our Pearl Showroom, located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX, to see our wide selection of tahitian pearls as well as several other Coleman Douglas Pearl collections.