History of pearls

  • The Hope Pearl - Famous Pearl Jewels
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    The Hope Pearl - Famous Pearl Jewels

    From time to time in The Journal, we explore the origins and stories around famous pearls and items of pearl jewellery. In this article, we continue...

  • The Speed and Style of the Ocean Liners
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    The Speed and Style of the Ocean Liners

    This spring, the V&A Museum in London celebrates the magnificence of the legendary Ocean Liners. Symbols of the technological advancement and celebr...

  • What are the classic jewellery designs for pearls?
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    What are the classic jewellery designs for pearls?

    It has long been known that the pearl has played a central role in jewellery, with some of the earliest recorded fragments of a pearl necklace being...

  • Bejewelled Treasures from the Al Thani Collection
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    Bejewelled Treasures from the Al Thani Collection

    Winterson's Creative Director Alice Cicolini takesĀ a retrospective glance at the celebrated Al Thani collection of jewellery. The exhibition, which...

  • Mystery Surrounds The Cheapside Hoard
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    Mystery Surrounds The Cheapside Hoard

    Mystery still surrounds the jewels of the Cheapside Hoard. Why were these striking jewels originally buried deep beneath the cellar of a building in...

  • A Peek at the Pearls of Carl Linnaeus
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    A Peek at the Pearls of Carl Linnaeus

    The world of pearls can hold many surprises, but it is not everyday that you have an opportunity to view a historic treasure secured safely beneath...

  • Pearls Exhibition at the V&A Museum
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    Pearls Exhibition at the V&A Museum

    With much excitement and anticipation, the Pearls exhibition at the V&A Museum opens later this month inĀ London. PEARLS EXHIBITION AT THE V&...

  • Fascinated by Pearls: William Saville-Kent
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    Fascinated by Pearls: William Saville-Kent

    One of the most influential and unsung pioneers of the modern day cultured pearl industry was an Englishman called William Saville-Kent. Many popula...

  • 1920s Jewellery Style and Inspiration
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    1920s Jewellery Style and Inspiration

    Modernism characterised the style of 1920s jewellery, inspiring design even today with its bold, geometric lines and forms. Following the end of Wor...

  • Three Famously Romantic Gifts of Pearls
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    Three Famously Romantic Gifts of Pearls

    One of the most romantic gifts, pearls have a classic and beautiful quality that women for generations have loved to wear. With Valentine's Day just...

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