We’ve come a long way since the source of Christmas Gift Ideas was a day trudging the high street in the hope of inspiration.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Online sales are expected to rise again this Christmas and account for a massive 40% of spending on gifts as customers look for quality and value, and become used to the convenience of fast free delivery.

To help with your Christmas Shopping we’ve sorted Xmas Gift Ideas into price brackets, and highlighted a selection of items that would make a thoughtful gift.

Christmas Gifts Under £10

Art Deco Bee Brooch
Art Deco Dragonfly Brooch

Our range of Art Deco / Vintage style brooches contains a range of different styles. Two of our favourites are the Bee Brooch and the Dragonfly Brooch. Available from just £8.95 packaged in an organza gift bag.

Birthstone Gemstone Earrings

Gemstone Earrings, and particularly Birthstone Earrings can make a very personal gift and are one of our favorite Christmas Gift Ideas. Our range of sterling silver gemstone earrings contains many birthstones such as Amethyst (February), Carnelian (July), Lapis Lazuli (September) and Turquoise (December), in addition our site has pearls in abundance (June Birthstone). These beautiful Sterling Silver Earrings are available for just £6.95 packaged in an organza gift bag

Christmas Gifts Under £20
Pearl Bracelet

This stylish Pearl Bracelet features large 9mm White Cultured Freshwater Pearls. As this is a stretch bracelet it will fit most wrists. Just £14.95 packaged in an organza gift bag.

Christmas Gifts For Him

Lets not forget Christmas Gifts For Him, and these stylish Pearl Cufflinks are a perfect fashion accessory. Just £19.95 gift boxed.

Jewellery Set

Featuring Black & White Oval Freshwater Pearls this Necklace and Bracelet Jewellery Set is available for just £19.95 packaged in an organza gift bag.

Christmas Gifts Under £50

Pearl Jewellery Set

A Pearl Jewellery Set can make a great gift, the combination of a matching Pendant Necklace and Earrings is a great fashion accessory. Our Sterling Silver Jewellery Set features stylish Cultured Pearls and Faux Diamond CZ’s for a feeling of opulence at just £39.95 packaged in a gift box with ribbon.


Tin Cup Pearl Necklace

Available in a choice of 4 pearl colours these stylish Pearl Necklaces featuring Cultured Pearls on a Sterling Silver Chain are variously called Tin Cup style (after the movie) or Station Necklaces (because of the pearl spacing). Regardless of what you call them these are one of our most popular necklaces, and a matching bracelet is also available. Our necklaces are just £39.95, packaged in a stylish faux leather pearl folder and boxed.

Christmas Gifts Under £100

Single Pearl Pendant Gold

A single pearl necklace, 9ct gold pendant and 18″ chain, is a sophisticated jewellery piece. Available for just £59.95 packaged in an elegant white pendant box

Pearl Necklace & Bracelet Set

Choose your colour from natural white, pastel mix, silver/grey or black pearls. These stylish pearl jewellery sets have high quality lustrous oval cultured freshwater pearls, and both necklace and bracelet have sterling silver clasps. Just £99.95 packaged in a stylish faux leather pearl folder and boxed.

 

We’ve shown just a small selection of the beautiful jewellery gifts that we feel make great Christmas Gift Ideas. Our team of pearl specialists are happy to help you find the perfect item, call us on 0800 699 0119.

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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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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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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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Floating Illusion necklace

As we head toward summer our attention turns to seasonal fashions and this year, like last year we expect pearl floating illusion necklaces to be a top seller.

These simple yet elegant necklaces use nylon thread to create the illusion of pearls floating without support.

Floating illusion necklaceA twist on the floating illusion necklace theme is to use thin wire, rather than nylon, and this stylish version shown above also incorporates silver beads.

Our initial collection of floating pearl necklaces is available with white, black or a mix of pastel coloured freshwater pearls.

These stylish jewellery designs compliment everyday where or can be used as a statement piece of wedding jewellery, and the beauty of these simple designs is that the necklaces are not expensive, our floating illusion necklaces have an RRP of £29.95 and we have them on offer at just £19.95, so shop early and grab a bargain!

You can view the full range of Scintilla Fine Jewellery Pearl Necklaces at

our store pearl jewellery online

Free Postage & Packing in the UK

 

Wedding Jewellery

Choosing the right wedding jewellery to accessorize the dress, the shoes and hair is a big choice for all brides to be. The key to success is choosing items that are in harmony with the brides personality and accentuate the desired ‘look’ without overpowering it.

Pearl Earrings add understated elegance to most outfits and are an essential wedding accessory. The beauty with pearl earrings is that you can easily find a wide range of matching necklaces and bracelets.

Pearl earrings

Chokers are back in fashion and a pearl choker makes stylish alternative to a more traditional pearl necklace.

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Also for a more contemporary look why not choose a Pearl Cuff as an alternative to the traditional Pearl Bracelet.

Pearl Cuff

The wedding day isn’t just about the bride it’s also a big day for the mothers, and a statement Pearl Brooch or Pearl Fascinator is a great way to compliment a jacket, dress or hat.

Pearl Brooch

Lets not forget the groom and a traditional shirt should be worn with stylish cufflinks, this is certainly not the day for joke or themed cufflinks, and an elegant pearl cufflink is a perfect choice.

CUFFSB - Pearl Cufflinks

 

Finally we have the Bridesmaids and a fashionable Pearl Pendant makes an inexpensive, yet thoughtful gift that can be treasured for a lifetime.

Pearl Pendant

Scintilla Fine Jewellery’s full range of Wedding Jewellery and Bridal Jewellery can be viewed at our online store Pearl Jewellery Online. Bespoke items of jewellery can also be commissioned given sufficient lead time, contact us on 0800 699 0119 to discuss options.

 

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Mothers Day Gifts

17/02/2016

Mothers Day Gifts

Mothers Day has been celebrated in the UK since the 16th century where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. Following the Church Service to honor the Virgin Mary, children paid tribute to their own mothers with gifts and flowers. However by the 19th Century this custom had died out and the impetus for Mothers Day in it’s current form came from the US where an official national Mothers Day was signed off by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914, following a long campaign by Anne Jarvis. The influx of US Servicemen into the UK in World War 2 saw the British once again adopt the custom of celebrating Mothers Day.

Pearl Jewellery is a perfect Mothers Day gift, and the ability to purchase your gift online and have it dispatched in gift packaging, with free delivery, takes all of the pain out of selecting a sending your gift.

Here at Scintilla Fine Jewellery, to assist with the process of finding the right gift, we have created a collection of stylish Mothers Day Gift suggestions on our Pearl Jewellery Online store.

PD6Sstar

Pearl Pendant Necklace – Sterling Silver Star with Cultured Freshwater Pearl. Available with White or Pink Pearls. RRP £29.95, Our Price £19.95 with Free Postage & Gift Packaging.

Pearl Brooch

Large Pearl Brooch – Pastel Cultured Freshwater Pearls with Amethyst Garnet Peridot and Red Coral Gemstones. RRP £29.95, Our Price £19.95 with Free Postage & Gift Packaging.

Pearl Bracelet Bangle

Pearl Bangle Multi Strand Bracelets – Cultured Freshwater Pearls on Memory Wire – Available in Blue Black White Pastel or Multi Coloured. RRP £24.95, Our Price £17.95 with Free Postage & Gift Packaging.

To see our full range of elegant Mothers Day Gifts visit the Scintilla Fine Jewellery online store – www.pearljewelleryonline.com

 

As we head toward Spring we’ve been adding some beautiful new pearl jewellery designs to our range reflecting the latest fashion trends, plus designs requested by customers in recent months.

Our first addition is this gorgeous Pearl Choker / Pearl Collar containing around 400 freshwater cultured pearls secured with 14ct Gold Plated spacer bars. During the 2015 season of the Apprentice TV Show one of the contestants wore a similar Pearl Collar and we received a number of requests for this stunning design.

Pearl Collar

This stylish adjustable claspless four strand pearl collar / pearl choker makes a fabulous fashion accessory, featuring white 6mm button pearls with 14ct gold plated spacers. RRP £104.95 – Our Price £74.95 with Free UK Postage and and Elegant Velvet Necklace Box.

 

Long Pearl Necklaces are currently a highly fashionable accessory, their flexibility allowing them to be worn in a range of styles (full length, multi-strand, twisted) and on a range of occasions from formal to casual.

Our new 46″ pearl necklace is a continuous string featuring 8-9 mm rice pearls and 5mm button pearls.

Long Pearl Necklace

 

This fashionable rope length necklace features white cultured freshwater pearls in 2 sizes, and can be worn single strand, double looped, or twisted and joined with one of our pearl shorteners. These beautiful pearl necklaces have an RRP of £79.95. Our Price £59.95 including Free Postage and boxed in an elegant white faux leather Pearl Folder.

A matching stylish elasticated cultured freshwater pearl stretch bracelet, shown below, are available.

Stretch Pearl Bracelet

 

These stylish bracelets have an RRP of £19.95. Our Price £12.95 with Free Postage and Gift Bag.

 

Continuing with the theme of long string pearl necklaces we have added two casual strings featuring pearls combined with either black or turquoise lave beads, perfect for spring and summer!

Long String Pearl Necklace

 

These 65″ pearl and bead necklaces can be worn single strand or double and even treble looped to create different looks. RRP £39.95. Our Price £24.95 with Free Postage and Gift Bag.

 

Our final seasonal addition is an elegant pearl pendant with faux diamond inlay on a sterling silver necklace chain.

Pearl Pendant

 

These stylish pendant / necklaces feature a lustrous whitte 8mm cultured freshwater pearl in a sterling silver spiral setting inlaid with faux diamond / cz crystals. RRP £34.95. Our Price £24.95 with Free Postage and Gift Box.

 

To view our full range of fashionable new pearl jewellery designs visit Scintilla Fine Jewellery’s eCommerce store – Pearl Jewellery Online for excellent quality, value and service.

As we approach Christmas we have added 2 stylish new pendant necklaces to our range, both of which make great Christmas Gift Ideas For Under £50.

Pearl Pendant Necklace

 

The first is an elegant Heart Design Pendant featuring a 7mm Cultured Freshwater Button Pearl mounted on a Sterling Silver Heart with 7 CZ Crystals. This beautiful pendant hangs on an 18” sterling silver necklace chain and comes gift boxed. At just £19.95 with free postage and packaging this makes the perfect Christmas for someone special.

Pearl Pendant Necklace

 

Our second new Pearl Pendant Necklace features an 11mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl in a stylish Sterling Silver bezel mounting with a large clear CZ (faux diamond).  Again this sophisticated single pearl pendant hangs on an 18” sterling silver necklace chain and comes gift boxed. At just £24.95 with free postage and packaging this makes the perfect Christmas.

 

You can view the full Scintilla Fine Jewellery Christmas Catalogue at our

Pearl Jewellery Online store

Christmas Gift Ideas

It may seem to early to be shopping for Christmas Gifts however you will be surprised to learn that the split of people doing their Christmas shopping in October versus November or December is a lot more even than you might imagine.

Even if you are not ready to start purchasing then it’s certainly not too early to be planning. The psychology of christmas shopping is interesting and many people create a series of price bands for their gift shopping, so with this in mind we’ve split our ideas into three bands:

Christmas Gifts for less than £100

Christmas Gifts for less than £100

Pearl Necklaces are a classic jewellery piece, and this year the fashion is for long string pearl necklaces which can be worn double looped, knotted or even wrapped around the wrist as a beautiful multi strand bracelet. Our long string Pearl Necklaces are 34″ long and come with sterling silver clasps, the RRP is £199 whereas we have them on offer at £99.95, perfect for the special person in your life, supplied boxed in a stylish faux leather pearl folder.

Christmas Gifts for less than £50

Pearl Pendants Necklaces are an extremely popular plus make an elegant gift. The added advantage of a Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace is that you do not have to worry about sizes.

We’ve selected three stylish Pearl Pendant Necklaces in unique designs, and all are supplied gift boxed plus cost less than £50

 

Xmas Pearl bee pendant 2

 

These beautiful Sterling Silver Bee Pendant Necklaces feature two Freshwater Pearls and a CZ (faux diamond) inlaid honey comb, on an 18″ silver chain. The RRP is £69.95 whereas we have them on offer at £34.95.

 

Xmas PS2274 - Pearl Pendant

 

Celtic pendant necklaces are very popular and this Triquetra Design / Celtic Triple Knot Sterling Silver Pendant necklace features a large 14mm freshwater pearl, and hangs from an 18″ silver chain. The RRP is £69.95 whereas we have them on offer at £34.95.

 

Xmas PS2019 (1) - Pearl Pendant

Our elegant Heart Design Pearl Pendant Necklaces are Sterling Silver and feature a white 11mm Freshwater Pearl inside of a stylish heart cut out globe, on an 18″ sterling silver chain. The RRP is £69.95 whereas we have them on offer at £34.95. We also have matching earrings available if you wish to create a beautiful silver jewellery set.

Xmas EDS2020 (2) - Pearl Earrings

 

Elegant Heart Design Pearl Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver, featuring 10-11mm Freshwater Pearls inside stylish heart cut out globes, on 35mm hooks. The RRP is £99.95 whereas we have them on offer at £49.95.

Xmas BS4ROW - Pearl Bracelet

 

Multi strand bracelets have been a key fashion trend in 2015, and our four strand baroque pearl bracelet, with sterling silver clasp, can be worn as shown or twisted to create a ‘chunky’ look. The RRP is £55.95 whereas we have them on offer at £27.95.

 

Xmas Set Hcz - pearl set

 

Jewellery Sets make a great Christmas Gift and these Heart Design Pendant and Earring Sets featuring white Freshwater Pearls and CZ’s (faux diamond) on sterling silver are a stylish fashion item. The RRP is £59.95 whereas we have them on offer at £29.95.

Xmas RSTK53B (1) - 5 Gold Stacking Rings

 

Stacking Rings have been a ‘must have’ fashion item throughout 2015, and our Pearl and Amethyst 5 piece ring set is a highly desirable gift. These beautiful rings are 18ct Gold plated and available in ring sizes M, O and Q. The RRP is £74.95 whereas we have this 5 piece stacking ring set for £39.95.

 

Christmas Gifts for less than £10

Xmas BHT8S (4) - Pearl Bracelet

 

Stylish Freshwater Pearl Bracelets with Sterling Silver Heart Toggle Clasps. Featuring 8-9mm pearls and available in White, Pink/Peach, Lavender or Black. RRP £29.95 whereas we have them on a ‘whilst stocks last’ deal for just £9.95.

 

All of these quality Christmas Gifts come with Free Postage & Packing, plus dispatch within 24 hours (Mon to Fri)

 

View the full catalogue at www.pearljewelleryonline.com