Pearls are produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.
Pearls have always been synonymous with elegance. Coco Chanel once said "A woman needs ropes, and ropes of pearls". Audrey Hepburn, ensured that black flats, LBDs and of course, pearls, came to be reckoned as 'wardrobe essentials' for women around the world.
At Grays, we have a wide selection of pearl jewellery to choose from. Whatever the occasion, you will find a piece of jewellery that you can count on. Here are our current top picks:
|French filigree 18ct Gold Silver Tipped Diamond Pendant, 1900s. Available from Robin Haydock.|
|Leo de Vroomen, 18ct, London hallmarked, mabe pearl and enamelled. Available from Paulette Bates.|
|Mother of pearl cufflinks, 1920s. Available from Wimpole.|
|South sea pearl necklace. Available from Michelle Payne.|
|Victorian pearl flower spray brooch. Available from Aurum.|