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Stunning and Surprising Pearls

by on May 1st, 2009

South Sea Tahitian Pearl & Pavé Diamond Ball Necklace, $90,000

Pearls are not just for your mother anymore. Up and coming artists are combining pearls with exotic materials including tropical woods, semi-precious stones, and fine gemstones.

On the left, you can see a fine example of the latter: a diamond pavé ball and grey Tahitian pearl necklace, designed by Betteridge and built in Greenwich.

Updated pearl combinations can fit your style and complement your complexion in exciting new ways. Great ropes of chunky South Sea pearls in a variety of colors can add vibrancy and vitality to your gait. Rose-hued, creamy white pearls add a dewy, romantic glow to your skin. Finally, when you mix your original pearls with less expensive Chinese fresh water pearls, you refresh your look and your attitude.

No jewel is more feminine or mysterious than the pearl. Treasured in the collections of the Medici’s, Romanov’s and Gould’s, the pearl adds a timeless sense of style. It carries the legacy of the special relationship between women and pearls throughout the centuries.

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