Natural pearls

  • La Peregrina - Famous Pearl Jewels
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    La Peregrina - Famous Pearl Jewels

    The legend of La Peregrina, one of the world’s most famous natural pearls, suggests that it was found in the mid-16th century near the island of S...

  • 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...

  • 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 takes a retrospective glance at the celebrated Al Thani collection of jewellery. The exhibition, which...

  • 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 in 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...

  • Pearl Fishing for the Oldest Natural Pearl
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    Pearl Fishing for the Oldest Natural Pearl

    Earlier this year, French researchers discovered an ancient natural pearl at a coastal archaeological site in the Umm al-Quwain, one of the emirates...

  • Blue Pearl Secrets of the Abalone Sea Snail
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    Blue Pearl Secrets of the Abalone Sea Snail

    Abalones are large sea snails with a secret. Brown and grey on the outside, and covered in seaweed, they hide a world of iridescent blue pearl colo...

  • The Rare Pink Pearls of Queen Conch
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    The Rare Pink Pearls of Queen Conch

    Pearls can be formed by different types of molluscs other than saltwater oysters and freshwater mussels. One of the most celebrated and rarest types...

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