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.

That little je ne sais quoi!

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Many of you will have seen the film ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring‘ released back in 2003, starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson.
As you will recall, Colin Firth was the talented Dutch painter, Johannas Vermeer,  commissioned to paint his servant Scarlett Johansson.
While painting his muse Firth realised that something was missing from the picture…

A Pearl!

The sensational lustre of the pearl captured in the painting has captured peoples imaginations around the world, the mysterious girl with the breathtaking pearl…stuff of fairy tales.
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Are you a girl needing a Pearl Earring?
The front window of our Pearl Showroom was inspired by the famous painting…mainly the pearl!

Throughout history we can see portraits of nobility and gentry wearing pearls.
One royal in particularly who was never without his pearl earring was King Charles I.
Yes he might not have been the best king but he certainly had style! inspiring a generation of men to wear similar pearl earrings. secret of pearls
But what is it about pearls that lures us in, capturing our hearts, making them such a prized gem?
Easy…they enhance their wearer, without outshining him or her!

This is achieved by light touching the pearl surface, being refracted around the many layers of nacre, before being reflected back out onto the wearer. The pearls look like they are glowing while giving you a soft up light…the best face lift ever!

We have a wide range of pearls available at our Pearl Showroom. Freshwater Pearls, Akoya Pearls, Tahitian Pearls and South Sea Pearls…take your pick.
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If you are particularly interested in acquiring a pearl earring, or two, like the famous pearl earring in the painting, then how about our South Sea Pearl baroque drops.
Set on elegant 18ct yellow gold shepherds crooks with delicate twist detailing, the baroque south sea pearls will add subtle elegance to any of your outfit.

So the big question is… does your wardrobe need that little ‘je ne sais quoi‘?!

Tassel Mania!

Tassels are EVERYWHERE! On clothing, necklaces, earrings and even shoes!
Every year we expect to see breathtaking gowns, sparkling diamonds and stunning pearls adorning Celebrities…but tassels?
Below we have highlighted a couple of our favorite tassel adorned celebrities and how you can get their look.

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Scarlett Johansson

Seen only a few days ago wearing long tassel earrings as well as 2 large black tassel details on her Red Carpet outfit at the Captain America Premier.

The glowing ‘Mum-To-Be’ kept the colours to a minimum, giving her outfit a modenised 1920s slant.
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For a similar tassel look how about our black spinel and freshwater pearl necklace.

The black spinels shine out like diamonds while the black freshwater pearls add depth and a smooth contrasting texture, as well as highlighting the ‘tassel head’ delicate detailing.

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Kate Hudson

She arrived at the Golden Globes in a simple white fitted dress and minimal accessories. Choosing an elegant pair of pearl tassel earrings as the finishing statement to her outfit.Tassel EA226wh

To get the look how about a pair of our white freshwater pearl and sterling silver tassel earrings.

With 10 oval freshwater pearl strands cascading down from the sterling silver dome the earrings will sway delicately as you move.

Breaking News!

Our ‘Trefoil’ Collection has been LAUNCHED!
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The collection plays on the idea of ‘threes’, whether it be 3 tassels, 3 statement pearls or semi-precious stones.

Highlight the subtle pastel colour trends of the Spring/Summer, we have included semi-precious stones and an array of pink, white and grey pearls in our jewellery.

To see more of this collection come and join us at our Pearl Showroom, located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX.