‘The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens'

Pearls are definitely coming back into fashion especially with the ‘Great Gatsby’ trend, whereas once they were traditionally worn by members of the royal family, now they can be found in many different shapes and worn for a variety of occasions.

Here at IJL Towers we were amazed at the size of the largest natural pearl extracted from a giant clam off the coast of Palawan. Measuring 9.45 inches in diameter and weighing in at a hefty 14.11 lbs it is known as the ‘Pearl of Lao Tzu’ translated to ‘The Pearl of Allah’. Imagine having that pearl on your finger or around your neck!

Pearl jewellery is often simple and elegant and can be worn with many different outfits, and is known to be a favourite with brides. As commented by Claudia Bradby “Every woman should have some pearls in their wardrobe and I feel that my combination of modern silver fittings, high quality and lustrous pearls adapt this much loved material to how modern women live their lives. I personally can’t bear pearls to languish at the back of a drawer, unworn and unloved.  If you are going to buy into pearls, buy gorgeous, well-designed ones that you will wear time and time again.”

We’ve picked out some of our favourite pearl pieces below.


Claudia Bradby – The Essentials Collection
Claudia has recently won the Commercial Vision category of our Editor’s Choice competition with this collection chosen by Claire Adler. See her at IJL 2013 at stand E118.

Pearl & Queenie - Gold & White Pearl Stud Earrings
A pair of pearl earrings are a must have in anyone’s jewellery box, and these Pearl & Queenie gold and white pearl stud earrings tick all the boxes. 

Van Cleef & Arpels
This broach combines pearls, diamonds and ruby’s for a statement piece, it’s definitely a conversation starter!


Jayce Wong – Capri Sunset Ring
Inspired by Art Deco architecture of 1930’s America, impressionist paintings and her travels this Capri Sunset Ring features a round golden South Sea Pearl. See her at IJL 2013 at stand C29.


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