Customer Stories - Bespoke Pearl Bracelet
Blog by Elizabeth Wickson, Manager, Doble Jewellers, Exeter
“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.”
We know that the pearl is a timeless gem that symbolises classical elegance, so we were delighted to have recently designed and created a beautiful 3 row pearl bracelet as a bespoke present for a customer in Exeter.
It was an anniversary gift which the lady wanted custom designed as she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for off-the-shelf. We discussed the design she had in mind, her budget and took her wrist measurement. We then went through some of the different types and sizes of pearls in the shop and when she saw the Akoya pearls she knew those were the one she wanted.
Akoya pearls are world famous for their brilliant lustre and rich colour and come from Japan. They are prized for their elegance and are among the most popular of pearl types available. As pearl suppliers only visit the South Seas once a year to buy pearls we contacted them to ask if the size we wanted was available, but they had completely sold out. So we sourced instead a vintage Akoya pearl necklace and remodelled it into the bracelet.
We strung the pearls on traditional silk and we also added in two gold bars to keep the rows uniform and the pearls resting elegantly on the wrist. Each gold bar was crafted by our goldsmith, with small indents in them that matched the pearl size, so the pearl nestled snuggly against it. A gold clasp was created too and the finished piece was given to our customer in a beautiful presentation box.
There were even a few pearls left over from the original necklace we remodeled and our customer is going to keep those and return in future to have a matching pearl earring set made.
As the pearl is the June birthstone, why not contact our Liz today to see what we can create for you – 01392 272228.