Introducing our New Pearls

Introducing our New Pearls

Nothing says sophistication like the delicate beauty of pearl jewellery. A classic choice for brides and stylish women, pearls add subtle glamour to an outfit whilst symbolising harmony and purity. These new additions to our Pearls collection feature motifs to celebrate seasons, represent luck, and even provide a little ‘something blue. To find out more about our new launch, and to discover how the Pearls collection came to life, we sat down with our design team to talk about their creative process. 

1. What is the design process from start to finish? 

The design process for this collection took a few months, with consideration given to the customer, wearability, price point, and style. The process began with rough sketches and then the selection of precious stones. Once everyone was happy with the final drawings and all technical aspects were watertight, the design and stones were sent to production. In this part of the process, the jewellery was made in CAD (computer-aided design) and reviewed by Kiki and the design team. After this was given the green light, the pieces were created in 18ct gold. The finished jewellery was returned from the workshop and underwent a final quality control and wear test. After this, the pearls were ready to launch. 

2. What pearls do you use in your collections? 

The pearls we use are freshwater cultured pearls. 

3. What was the inspiration behind the collection? 

The collection was inspired by the brides-to-be who come into the store looking for a special pair of pearl earrings or a pearl necklace for their big day. Although many weddings tend to be held in spring, we wanted to cater to brides of all seasons, so this collection features motifs ranging from diamond snowflakes for the winter bride to gemstone and diamond flowers for the spring and summer brides. There is also a diamond clover for luck and blue topaz for the bride in search of her something blue. Another consideration for this collection was the special women who support the bride on her wedding day – the tops of the earrings have corresponding detachable drops which make a lovely and complimentary gift for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride. 

4. Are these pearls suitable for every day? 

Pearls are an effortless way to add glamour to a special evening look or to elevate an understated outfit by adding an elegant pearlescent shine without too much sparkle. Everyone looks good in pearls and every jewellery box should have some – they are a true classic. 

5. For what month are pearls a birthstone? 

Pearls are the birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in June. 

6. When should you wear pearls? 

Traditionally pearls are worn at weddings, mainly by the bride. However, pearls are always in style and you should wear your pearls with any outfit, whenever you want. 

7. How do you care for pearls? 

Pearls are a porous organic gemstone and are low on the Mohs scale (the scale which shows gemstone hardness) which means they need to be carefully looked after.

  • Always store your pearls in a soft pouch separated from other jewellery to avoid damaging them. Pearls must be looked after with added care, as once they lose their lustre they cannot be polished. A well-known jewellery industry rule is “pearls are the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off”.
  • Always put on your pearls after you have applied your make-up, hairspray, perfume, and other cosmetics.
  • Once you have finished wearing your pearls, we recommend you gently wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any impurities which can dull them and to help maintain their lustre.
  • Never place pearls in an ultrasonic cleaner or use any product, soap, or detergent to clean them and always remove pearls when going in the sea or a swimming pool.  

Explore our new Pearl additions now and find the perfect piece of pearl jewellery for your special day or your everyday.