Pearl grading

  • Design Inspiration: Radiant Overtones of Pearls
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    Design Inspiration: Radiant Overtones of Pearls

    One important and enduring design inspiration in jewellery is colour. The beautiful and unique qualities of a pearl and other colourful gemstones br...

  • What are Peacock Pearls?
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    What are Peacock Pearls?

    The very name itself - Peacock Pearls - conjures up an image of an iridescent, beautiful gem with a myriad of shimmering colours. Are these pearls r...

  • Just Another Day Selecting Fine Pearls
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    Just Another Day Selecting Fine Pearls

    Our buying team returned this week from Hong Kong with a new selection of fine pearls for our jewellery collections. Hong Kong is the centre of the...

  • Measuring and Choosing a Pearl Size
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    Measuring and Choosing a Pearl Size

    One important factor in designing pearl jewellery is the size of the pearl itself. Pearl size can have an immediate impact on the aesthetic look of...

  • An Introduction to Pearl Colour
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    An Introduction to Pearl Colour

    One of the most beautiful and unique qualities of a pearl is its colour. The popular image of a cultured pearl is that it should be pure and white,...

  • Pits, Chips and Bumps on the Surface
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    Pits, Chips and Bumps on the Surface

    Look closely at this image of these beautiful baroque Tahitian pearls and it is possible to see several small blemishes and imperfections on the sur...

  • Matching Pearls for a Pearl Necklace
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    Matching Pearls for a Pearl Necklace

    One of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of making beautiful pearl jewellery, such as a pearl necklace, is to match the pearls toget...

  • An Introduction to Pearl Grading
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    An Introduction to Pearl Grading

    One surprising aspect of working with such a beautiful gem as a pearl is that there is not yet a widely accepted system for pearl grading. An ongoi...

  • Freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls?
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    Freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls?

    Here is a simple question. How many freshwater pearls are there in this image ? Pearls have fascinated us for hundreds of years with their colours,...

  • What is a Pearl Momme ?
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    What is a Pearl Momme ?

    Thank you to all to who entered the Winterson Mother's Day competition to win a beautiful long pearl necklace, and congratulations to the winner Kr...

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