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 →

Valentine’s Day Pearls

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we at Coleman Douglas Pearls will start popping open the champagne at our studio in Beauchamp Place. Here is a selection of our favourite Valentine's Day appropriate pearls. We also have a section dedicated to Anniversary Gifts so please do have a browse and ...see you soon !... 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 →

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