Jewellery for the Summer. Romancing the Birthstone: Part 1 - Pearls

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. 22kt plated solid sterling silver. Peacock freshwater pearls

DELTA ring by Niza Huang

18K solid yellow gold earrings with  Baroque Freshwater Pearls in white

Pearly White, 18ct Gold Earrings by Catherine Marche Jewellery

Polymer, sterling silver, pearl | Earrings

Love the Blues Earrings 1 by Debbie Carlton

Sterling silver ring,  freshwater pearl 4mm.

ORB stacking rings trio - silver, rose gold & pearl by Katerina Damilos

Textured demon earrings in 18ct gold vermeil with pale grey pearls.

Demon earrings with pearls gold by Annika Burman

Ring: Sterling silver, 18ct gold vermeil  Fresh water pearls  Amethyst

Interstellar 2 ring by Cardinal of London

18 carat yellow gold pearl and diamond stud earrings.

Pearl & diamond studs gold by LaParra Jewels

Sterling silver, topaz & pearls

Seashell pendant by Chris & Joy Poupazis

Polished pearl cup rings in sterling silver with south sea pearls.

Pearl cup ring polished by KristinM

Stylish necklace in steampunk style, featuring an encaged freshwater pearl.

Bond Together necklace by Alludio