By Jen Molinera
"The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens." Anon
Through the centuries pearls have been known as beautiful, magical, mystical gems with a lustrous light that glows from within and a smooth, tactile feel. Unlike other precious gemstones that are mined from the earth, pearls are organic, originating in water: the habitat of the oyster.
" All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography." Federico Fellini
Long associated with the moon in both a romantic and symbolic way and with the moon’s effect on tides and oceans, the pearl has come to symbolise everything from purity, love and sexuality to hidden wisdom, patience and peace. Ancient Greek legend thought that pearls were the tears of the gods and in China the pearl was believed to have the power to grant wishes.
" A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls." Coco Chanel
Although the pearl is the birthstone of June, pearls are a gem for everyone and every month of the year. There’s never a time or reason not to buy them, for luck, for love, as a gift for a loved one or a gift for yourself. Coco Chanel suggested that a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls and no-one here would disagree with that but there are many ways to wear these lustrous gems. JeDeCo’s jewellers frequently incorporate pearls into their work; the range and variety of designs matching the range and variety of pearls.
DELTA ring by Niza Huang
Pearly White, 18ct Gold Earrings by Catherine Marche Jewellery
Love the Blues Earrings 1 by Debbie Carlton
ORB stacking rings trio - silver, rose gold & pearl by Katerina Damilos
Demon earrings with pearls gold by Annika Burman
Interstellar 2 ring by Cardinal of London
Pearl & diamond studs gold by LaParra Jewels
Seashell pendant by Chris & Joy Poupazis
Pearl cup ring polished by KristinM
Bond Together necklace by Alludio