Pearl – the gem of the sea. It has a history that traces back thousands of years. Whether you love wearing pearls for their captivating charm and beauty, or because they instil a sense of sentimental value when worn, these versatile white gemstones are timeless and refined. What’s more, they’re unique in the fact that they’re the only gemstone formed within a living creature.
This week we bring you one of our favourite pearl and diamond designs. Our 18ct white gold cultured pearl and diamond pendant with matching earrings that can either be purchased together or separately. Wear them as a set or as a single addition to elegant wear – this flawless, smooth and lustrous gemstone will shine bright no matter how you choose to wear it. If your birthday is fast approaching, make a few subtle hints to your partner this month. No doubt he’s looking for an extra special gift that will overcome the uncertainty and loneliness we have all been feeling over the last few months. The pearl jewellery pieces we’re about to show you here are showstopping 2020 gifts to indulge in this season.
From a grain of sand…
Pearls grow naturally without any external intervention. All it takes is a tiny grain of sand or foreign particle to enter a mollusc. Over time the mollusc produces a nacre over the surface of the foreign object – the living organism’s defence mechanism. The layers that build up over the years form the beginnings of the iridescent gemstone that we have all come to love and admire. Natural pearls are much harder to find than cultured pearls, although both are, of course, naturally formed. Cultured pearls are developed in the same way but to start their process, a pearl farmer will intervene by injecting a grain of sand into the mollusc.