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 →

Types of Pearls

Here at Coleman Douglas Pearls we understand that there is a lot of mystery behind pearls and how they are formed into beautiful pieces of jewellery, but there doesn’t need to be. It’s quite simple really. As you probably know, they are created by oysters and mussels. Oysters tend to only produce one pearl in... Continue Reading →

The Diamond Edit

Diamonds and pearls have to be two of the most beautiful and recognizable gemstones. Here at Coleman Douglas Pearls we can't get enough of them. Here is a blog post dedicated to the beautiful pairing. For 1,000 years, starting in roughly the 4th century BC, India was the only source of diamonds. In 1725, important... Continue Reading →

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month - something that all of us here at Coleman Douglas Pearls are very passionate about supporting. Raising awareness for the disease is very important to us so we have come up with a few ways for you to raise awareness at home! Firstly Breast Cancer Care are holding The... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria and Royal Jewels

We have been struck with Royal fever here at Coleman Douglas Pearls as we are absolutely hooked on ITV's new period drama Victoria! Apparently it is not far from the truth with Victoria's diaries being used heavily in the research to the show. And oh the jewellery - Pearls galore on top of stunning pieces... Continue Reading →

Water for hot chocolate

In the Autumn we, Coleman Douglas Pearls, will be launching our latest collection "Water For Hot Chocolate", pairing gorgeous copper brown pearls with smoky quartz and citrine, making the designs so enticing you're bound to have chocolate cravings! So with that in mind our pearl team have decided to fully embrace the cravings and are... Continue Reading →

Back to School!

The final throws of summer holidays are upon us but back to school needn't mean doom and gloom! Coleman Douglas Pearls are trying desperately hard to not get carried away buying all the fabulous stationary in the shops . . . . We will have to settle for our colourful pearls instead of pens! A... Continue Reading →

Perfect Peridot

This month's birthstone is the peridot Coleman Douglas Pearls believe that it is perfect stone for August with its green-yellowy colour just screaming summer. The name peridot has two possible origins either from the Arabic "Faridat" meaning gem or from the Anglo-Norman "pedoretes" meaning "a kind of opal". Peridot is found in volcanic rocks as... Continue Reading →

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