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Wild Pearl

Wild Pearl

This ring is one of the many bespoke pieces we have made at our Chichester workshops, and has an engaging story. One of our customers came to us with a pearl that he had found whilst preparing oysters in his local restaurant's kitchen. The owner of the Bluebell Inn, located in Emsworth, was preparing Cornish oysters for their dinner service when he found the pearl nestled in one of the shells. It is exceedingly rare to find a fine jewellery quality pearl in the wild, a 1 in 12,000 chance! Our customer had previously been on holiday and brought back a set of matched round, blue and white sapphires from Sri Lanka. He wanted to use the sapphires for a full eternity ring which we duly made and was hoping for some inspiration on the few stones that were left over. He came to us with this rare, single pearl, the remaining sapphires and an interesting challenge. The pearl combined with the remaining blue sapphires, made for the perfect design with which he could surprise his other half. Tim began designing a multitude of different variations utilising the sapphires and pearl as a pendant or a ring. The customer opted for the simplicity of a classic, 1920's style daisy cluster ring. Let us know what you think of his amazing find and how would you have used a natural pearl if you had found one? If you, or someone you know, would like a unique fine jewellery piece, come in and talk to a member of our team.