At Scintilla Fine Jewellery we pay close attention to Seasonal Fashions and the styles and type of Jewellery that are featuring on the catwalks. As Pearl specialists our Pearl Jewellery Online site seeks to provide consumers with fast, affordable access to premium jewellery styles using pearls.

autumn-fashions

Classic strings of pearls and long strings of pearls paired with denim, military jackets and chunky jumpers are a key part of this seasons trends highlighted by Vogue. It’s a look that is easy to recreate and is very affordable, checkout our range of classic and long string pearl necklaces.

assymetric-earrings

Assymetric earrings make a bold fashion statement, and these mash ups can be used to create you own unique look. We paired a bold black Biwa Pearl with a Round Black stud to create a stylish pair of Assymetric Pearl Earrings.

raw-stones

‘Uncut’ pendants and necklaces featuring raw stones is a trend that appeared earlier this year and has continued to feature on the Autumn Catwalks. We chosen large round Mabe Pearls to recreate the look with a bold Mabe Pearl Pendant Necklace.

pendant-mabe

Bracelets of sleeves is a trend we expect to see more of. To recreate this look requires either a large bracelet of bangle, or an open cuff.

bracelets-over-sleeves

Our stylish pearl cuffs in either black or white are the perfect jewellery item for the bracelet over sleeve look.

Pearl Cuffs

Statement Neckalces featuring surrealist bold designs worn over minimalist dresses are a very affordable look to recreate

statement-necklaces

We believe we’ve out done the fashionistas with our stunning V Shaped Biwa Pearl Necklace. Worn over a minimalist dress this statement necklace will raw all eyes in the room.

Statement Necklace

A baroque revival featuring a striking mix of crystals and period references is also taking place on the catwalk.

baroque-revival

Our range of Maracasite Jewellery perfectly recreates this look with period styles and stunning black marcasite crystals on silver, these quality pieces are timeless.

As we move toward Christmas all minds turn to gifts for loved ones, and paying attention to the seasons fashions is a great way of looking for Christmas gift ideas. At Scintilla Fine Jewellery we are always happy to assist with advice and guidance, call us on 0800 699 0119 or visit the website and browse the collections.

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Pearl Necklaces – How To Shop Online

The number of people choosing to shop online is increasing rapidly, and the latest IMRG Sales Index shows 16.3% growth year on year, with fashion accessories up a massive 48%

Whether you are seasoned online shopping pro, or just dipping your toe in the water, we will try in this blog post to provide you with some helpful tips to help you choose the perfect pearl necklace and examples of great value beautiful necklaces, that can be purchased safely in the UK with secure consumer protection and return guarantees.

One of the first things to decide upon is the correct length of necklace, we are not all the same size and shape, and your choice of necklace needs to reflect this.

Pearl Necklaces

The picture above gives a rough indication of where a necklace might fall on an ‘average’ person, but of course we are not all average, if you’ve a larger bust or necksize you will need to increase the length in inches to achieve a similar drop.

One of the next questions to consider is size of pearl, and our rough guidelines are as follows:

  • Choker Length (16″ and under) – we recommend small & medium sized pearls  5-7mm
  • Princess Length (17-19″) – most sizes of pearl will look great
  • Matinee Length (20-26″) – we would recommend 6mm and upwards
  • Opera Length (26-36″) – we would recommend a minimum of 6mm pearls, but also caution in choosing pearls larger than 10mm as the weight of pearls vs silk string strength may be too great (note we would make Coin Pearls an exception to this rule as they are flatter and hence lighter).
  • Rope Length (36″+) – choose medium sized pearls

Pearl Necklaces, examples below –

Double Strand Pearl Choker 6mm Pearls – 15″ – £124.95

Pearl Choker

Princess Length Pearl Necklace 8-9mm Pearls – 17.5″ – £89.95

Princess Length Pearl Necklace

Matinee  Length Graduated Pearl Necklace 3-8mm Pearls – 20″ – £99.95

Graduated Pearl Necklace

Opera Length Pearl Necklace 6mm Pearls – 34″ – £149.95

Opera Length Pearl Necklace

Pearl Rope Length Necklace 8-9mm Pearls – 54″ – £49.95

Long Pearl Necklace

Types of pearl include Akoya Pearls (Saltwater) and high quality, South Sea Pearls (Saltwater) very high quality, and Freshwater Pearls (Freshwater) and of increasingly good quality.

Within the category of Freshwater Pearls you find the classic round pearls, but also some more exotic variants:

  • Baroque Pearls – a tactile assymetric shaped natural pearl

Baroque Pearl Necklace 10-12mm Pearls – £124.95

Baroque Pearl Necklace

  • Biwa Pearls – an oblong Pearl, originally linked to Lake Biwa in Japan

Biwa Pearl Necklace – £59.95

Biwa Pearl Necklace

  • Keshi Pearls – a delicate petal shaped pearl, the name originating with the Japanese word for Poppy

Keshi Pearl Necklace – £74.95

Keshi Pearl Necklace

  • Coin Pearls – large naturally formed flat disc shaped pearls

Coin Pearl Necklace – £49.95

Coin Pearl Necklace

In our Pearl Jewellery Online store we stock a wide range of Pearl Necklaces and at Scintilla Fine Jewellery we pride ourselves on being pearl specialists and able to source and create an item to meet a customers need. If you find yourself in doubt about what type of necklace to purchase or need some assistance in how to create the perfect gift call us on 0800 699 0119, we love talking about pearls!

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August 1st and it’s time to turn our attention towards Autumn Fashions. Pearl Hoop Earrings have been prominent on this seasons catwalks and many fashion writers have picked out Hoop Earrings as one of the key fashion trends.

Pearl Hoop Earrings are a stylish was to both stay on trend, with sterling silver and gold being key to the look.

Pearl Hoop Earrings

These stylish elegant earrings, similar in style to a pair worn by HRH Kate – Duchess of Cambridge, feature high lustre quality cultured freshwater pearls and have an oval drop on a round faceted sterling silver hoop. On offer at just £24.95 and available in the natural pearl colours of white, pink/peach, lavender and black.

Alternatively our stylish elegant earrings, below, feature high lustre quality cultured freshwater pearls with an oval drop on a round highly polished sterling silver hoop. Also on offer at just £24.95 they available with natural white pearls.

Pearl Hoop Earrings

To view our full range of stylish Pearl Earrings, from shoulder skimming drops to elegant silver hoop earrings visit our Pearl Jewellery Online store.

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Leverback Earrings came to prominence in the 1880’s as a more secure, style of earring fitting vs the traditional post or hook fittings which had been used since antiquity.Lever Back Pearl Earrings

The initial popularity of Leverback Earring fittings for Fine Jewellery, in Silver or Gold, was due to the fact that they decreased accidental loss of an earring due to their secure hinged clip fittings.

Gold Leverback Pearl Earrings

Leverback Earrings are also called ‘snap back’, ‘key’ also ‘European Fitting’ or ‘German Wire’ earrings, being initially more popular in Europe than the US, and can be used to create both a stud or drop and dangle effect.

At Scintilla Fine Jewellery we stock a wide range of Pearl Earrings with Leverback fittings, including Button Stud, Coin Pearl & Drop & Dangle Styles.

Coin Pearl Leverback Earrings

Prices range from just £19.95 for our 6mm Leverback Drop Earrings through to £99.95 for our 7mm Round Akoya Pearls on 14ct Gold Lever Backs

Leverback Drop Earrings

The key feature of all Leverback Earrings is a clasp that snaps shut, and regular users of Leverbacks cite three main reasons for their choice of fitting:

  1. Comfort – They rounded both front and back, so are comfortable even when you are lying down.
  2. Security – As Jewellers we’ve been contacted by people who’ve lost a Hook Earring or even a Stud Earring, however we’ve never been contacted by someone who’s lost a Leverback Earring. These fittings snap closed and aren’t going to fall off even if you are playing sport! They are a great choice for high value items in gold with precious jewels such as pearls.
  3. Style – Leverbacks make no style compromise and look beautiful both with Drops hanging below the ear, and even can be used, as with our Button Pearl Earrings, to create a snug fit on the front of the ear.

To view our full range of pearl jewellery visit our Pearl Jewellery Online store, or call us on 0800 699 0119.

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In recent years the trend to give Teachers Gifts / Presents at the end of term has grown enormously in Primary Schools creating a dilemma for parents; what to give? Primary School teachers are predominantly female, but that doesn’t mean you can simply rely on favourites such as chocolates or flowers. How much chocolate can one person eat, and how many vases do they have? Plus we’d each like to show some imagination and that we’ve actually thought a little about the gift.

To help we’ve a selection of quality pearl and gemstone jewellery gifts under £10, each gift packaged and with fast free postage and packing.

Pearl Earrings

Petite and elegant these 4mm pearl earrings on sterling silver are a classic item of jewellery.

These timeless cultured freshwater pearl stud earrings are mounted on sterling silver posts and are available in white, pink/peach, lavender or black

Delivered in a quality gift box with ribbon, making the perfect teacher present and on offer at just £6.95!

Larger sizes of pearl are available without costing more than £10.

 

Pearl Drop Earrings

Alternatively if you know the teacher tends to wear drops rather than stud earrings these elegant pearl earrings feature large high lustre oval 7mm cultured freshwater pearls on a sterling silver chain and hook.

These beautiful earrings are available in the natural pearl colours of white, pink/peach, lavender and black.

Again your earrings will be delivered in a quality gift box with ribbon and on offer at just £9.95.

If you prefer semi precious gemstones to pearls we’ve this stylish range:

Silver Gemstone Earrings

 

These stylish high quality round semi precious gemstones are mounted on a sterling silver posts.

Available with Aventurine, Amethyst, Carnelian, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx, Orange Coral, Pink Coral, Red Coral or Turquoise gemstones, all on offer at just £6.95

Your earrings will be delivered in an elegant organza bag, suitable for gifting

Alternatively if you are unsure whether the teacher has pierced ears and want to play safe then we’ve this stylish range of art deco style brooches on offer at just £8.95 each

Art Deco Bee Brooch

Art Deco Dragonfly Brooch

Art Deco Kingfisher Brooch

Art Deco Salamander Brooch

This is just a small selection of the range of pearl jewellery and gemstone jewellery that we have available at our store pearl jewellery online

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Coin Pearl Earrings are a stylish alternative to conventional round pearls, and we are big fans of these large pearls not only for earrings but also for necklaces, pendants, bracelets and even cuff links!

Coin Pearl Earrings

Coin pearls are typically 10-20mm in diameter, they are formed by placing a shell disc into the freshwater mussel around which the mollusc forms a pearl. The resulting pearl is flat and smooth with equal thicknesses of nacre on both sides. As with all freshwater pearls the natural  colours of white, pink / peach and lavender are available, plus black via heat treatment.

Coin Pearl Earrings

Over recent months we’ve seen a growth in the popularity of Coin Pearl Earrings, as buyers choose these large stylish pearls as a fashionable jewellery accessory that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.

Our beautiful large white coin pearl earrings have a natural lustrous surface texture and are mounted on sterling silver posts, and are on offer at £19.95 vs an RRP of £34.95, with free postage and gift packing.

In addition we also have elegant Coin Pearl Drop Earrings, on safe secure sterling silver lever backs, available in white, pink / peach and lavender. These stylish earrings are on offer at £24.95 vs an RRP of £37.50

Coin Pearl Leverback Earrings

As with any item of pearl jewellery if you are seeking to match pieces and create a set then you should definitely highlight this at the point of purchase. Pearls colouration is natural, and as a result varies slightly from item to item, though we pride ourselves on our skill at matching not only colour but surface lustre. Our team of Pearl Specialists are happy to take your call on 0800 699 0119 and help you find the perfect item or match set.

To see our full range of Coin Pearl Jewellery visit our website www.pearljewelleryonline.com , where you will also find Coin Pearl Necklaces and Coin Pearl Cufflinks

 

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Edison Pearls – A Revolution in Large Pearl Necklaces

Until recently freshwater pearls were solely made up of nacre, the growth of the pearl being triggered by inserting a sliver of mantle into the mollusc. In contrast Saltwater Pearls, such as South Sea, Tahitian and Akoya Pearls, had their pearl growth triggered by inserting a bead into the mollusc. The result of these differing methods was that bead nucleated Salt Water pearls could create far larger, round pearls, commanding higher prices.

Edison Pearls

Around 4 years ago research in China perfected the process of bead nucleating freshwater pearls, creating large pearls, up to 15mm, with a beautiful metallic lustre, plus much rounder and smoother than previous attempts. This new class of pearl is routinely known as Edison Pearls, or Ming Pearls. They represent great quality and value for money being used to create stunning large pearl necklaces.

Edison Pearl Necklace

Our gorgeous pearl necklace features 13-14mm white near round Edison Pearls (Ming Pearls) with a stunning metallic lustre, and is 17” in length. Typically pearl necklaces of this size can be hugely expensive, however we have this necklace on offer at £379.95, versus an RRP of £499.95.

Ming Pearls

In addition we’ve a beautiful pastel pink necklace featuring large Edison Pearls with a 14ct gold clasp for just £374.95

Ming Pearls

Or if you want a really large pearl these silvery white 13-15mm Edison Pearls make a stunning statement necklace with a sterling silver filigree clasp for just £179.95

Our range of Edison Pearl (Ming Pearl) Necklaces is constantly expanding and if you cannot find what you are looking for on our site then give one of our Pearl Jewellery team a call on 0800 699 0119 and they will be happy to help you create the perfect necklace.

To view our full range of necklaces on silver and gold visit

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Pearls are the June Birthstone, and for anyone with loved ones or friends with a birthday in June we’ve some great gift ideas.

A pearl pendant necklace is a classic gift item, and a safe purchase as there is no worrying about getting the correct size. One current trend is for a single pearl on a thin silver or gold necklace chain. Elegant and stylish these large round single pearl pendant necklaces make a great June birthday gift.

Pearl Pendant

Alternatively if you like the pearl pendant necklace idea, but want a bit more bling, then our silver faux diamond encrusted pendants with a single white pearl are a sparkling June Birthstone option.

Pearl Pendant Necklace

If you know the ring size of the person for whom you are buying the Birthday Gift then these ornate sterling silver pearl rings are highly desirable, and an exclusive fashion item you won’t see on the high street.

Pearl Rings

Alternatively if you want to splash out a little more then a Pearl Jewellery Set actually represents great value, our Baroque Pearl Jewellery Sets come in a range of colours featuring necklace, bracelet and matching earrings, with the red pearl sets certainly having the wow factor!

Pearl Jewellery Set

If you are struggling for ideas, or have an idea for a bespoke pearl jewellery item you would like to have made then call us on 0800 699 0119

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Long pearl necklaces are a chic and versatile item of jewelleryLong Pearl Necklaces

Long strings are generally defined in two terms:

  • Opera Length – typically 28″ to 36′ and falling just below the bust line. A great evening wear accessory, but also a fashionable item for less formal occasions when it can be worn either double looped, or twisted and joined with a pearl shortener.

Opera Length Pearl Necklace

 

  • Rope Length – over 40″ and falling around the waistline. A stylish statement piece that can be worn twisted, using a pearl shortener, double looped or triple looped, or even knotted.

Rope Length Pearl Necklace

Pearl Necklace Shortener

Long strings of pearls are as fashionable in 2016 as they were in the 1920’s with fashion houses and celebrities experimenting with new ways to use both Opera Length and Rope Length Pearl Necklaces to create both stylish and dramatic looks.

At Scintilla Fine Jewellery we are big fans of these long strings, we’ve even been known to use our long strings to create gorgeous multi strand bracelets, and our Pearl Jewellery Online store features both classic pearl styles and unique modern designs.

Long Pearl Necklaces can actually represent great value, as being longer and able to slip over the head the expense of a gold or silver clasp is saved.

 

Rope Length Pearl Necklace long black string

We would love to see your pictures of innovative looks you’ve created using long strings of pearls, and we’ll also keep you updated as we see celebrities using these pearl necklaces in interesting ways, such as Jennifer Lawrence wearing her pearls backwards.

Long String Pearl Necklace

 

We are constantly exploring different styles of long pearl necklace and use a wide range of pearl types in our long strings, from conventional round pearls to barque pearls and coin pearls, plus elegant combinations with gemstones. If you’ve a particular bespoke item you’d like to have created then call us on 0800 699 0119 and speak to one of our Pearl Specialists.

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Marcasite Jewellery

Popular with Art Noveau jewellery designers Marcasite has been used since ancient times to adorn jewellery.

We started stocking marcasite designs last year when we were introduced to beautiful pearl and marcasite items by the design teams and jewellery workshops we work with. The success of these initial pearl and marcasite items led us to look at the elegant marcasite and silver jewellery designs also on offer.

We’ve now dedicated a section of our webstore to this stylish Marcasite Jewellery Collection

Marcasite Pendant

We love the Art Nouveau Jewellery style which feels contemporary and elegant. On sterling silver these jewellery items remain affordable as everyday fashion pieces, with the beautiful marcasite and mother of pearl pendant necklace on sterling silver on offer at our Pearl Jewellery Online store at just £29.95, vs a £39.95 RRP

Marcasite Jewellery Set

Whether you are looking for Marcasite Earrings or a full Marcasite Jewellery Set, such as this beautiful infinity / figure eight design, on offer at £29.95, vs an RRP of £49.95, you should visit our Pearl Jewellery Online store and check out the range.

We would love hear from you regarding Marcasite designs you would like to see, and you can call us on 0800 699 0119, or simply post a message of comment on this blog.

 

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