The Pearl Necklace – A Timeless Classic


Grace Kelly, one of the most popular Hollywood actresses of the Fifties was famously quoted as saying that she “favoured pearls on screen and in my private life” and could often be seen wearing a signature pearl necklace. One of the most desirable pieces of jewellery she owned was a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and pearl three-strand necklace which was bought for her by her husband, Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

The pearl necklace will forever be a classic and timeless piece of jewellery – a staple for everyone’s jewellery box. Afterall as another fashion icon, Jackie Kennedy once said “pearls are always appropriate.”

Our collection of cultured freshwater pearls are perfect for those occasions when only the very best will do. One of our most striking of pieces, which is reminiscent of Princess of Monaco, is the aptly named Princess Necklace (£130). This statement piece boasts 400 AA cultured high lustre pearls forming 4 strands, held together by 18ct gold-plated links. This exquisite piece of jewellery is 2.2cm deep and can be adjusted from 13-16 inches (33-41cm) to ensure it will sit perfectly around your neck. To complete the look, add our stylish pearl Bracelet (£65) which we’ve carefully created using 200 AA lustrous freshwater button pearls.

Our Pure Pearl Necklace is a real classic. This single strand of AAA grade, 6-7mm cultured freshwater pearls carries a beautiful lustre and each pearl has been delicately hand knotted on silk. The necklace secures with a sterling silver fishhook clasp and is available in three different lengths, with prices ranging from £115-£145.

If you’re looking for an everyday set of pearls, our Doyenne Collection is for you. Inspired by the doyenne of British baking, Mary Berry, this easy to wear necklace features a string of five AAA grade, high lustre, 12mm x 10mm freshwater rice pearls on an 18ct gold vermeil or sterling silver round link chain. The necklace costs £85 and is 18½“ (47cm) long and secures with a lobster clasp. This design works beautifully with our choice of Freshwater Pearl Earrings.

We have 18ct gold/silver plated Pearl Drop Earrings which are available as clip-ons or with gold-filled/sterling silver hooks (£22) for pierced ears. Or if you prefer a simple stud, you can choose from our Pearl Stud Collection which is available in a choice of White, Pink or Peacock pearls. Why not take a look at our 9ct Gold AAA Freshwater Pearl Studs (£110 for clip-ons or £45 for pierced earrings), our Sterling Silver AAA Freshwater Pearl Studs (£35 for clip-ons or £20 for pierced earrings) or our Sterling Silver AA+ Freshwater Pearl Studs (£28 for clip-ons or £16 for pierced earrings).

As with all jewellery from the Eternal Collection, each piece is beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and delivered in its own signature blue Eternal gift box.

Click here to fall in love with our classic Pearl Collection.

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