Pearls have been long since deemed the most feminine of jewellery. The only gem created entirely by living nature, pearls have been worn by women for thousands of years… reaching their peak in Roman times when women of the privileged class were lavished with pearls.
Pearls became even more popular when worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys and then Princess Grace of Monaco, and are now a must have for every woman regardless of age. Whether you simply invest in pearl earrings or a pendant, or you go all out with an attention grabbing strand of pearls, buying (or better still, being given) pearls is something you will never regret.
The birthstone of June, Pearls come in a wide variety of colours and shapes. In fact no two pearls are the same – each has it’s own unique characteristics. Most pearls sold today are cultured pearls; this means that a nucleus has been implanted into the pearl shell to make it grow into a pearl.
Eric’s extensive experience in pearls comes from his time working with Paspaley Pearls – starting on the pearl boats in the Kimberleys, and then moving to the head office of Paspaley Pearls where he sorted and graded pearls of all shapes and sizes.
You can buy your very own pearls from as little as $25 for a pair of earrings. Come in and see the wide range of pearls at Merimbula Jewellers and let our team help you choose the perfect pearl for you.