Elegant, sophisticated and lustrous, pearl designs can be dressed up or down - timeless designs that can be passed down from one generation to the next. If that’s not enough of a reason to gift pearls this Christmas, we don’t know what is.
With that said, if you’re still contemplating if and why to gift pearls this festive season, look no further. In this article, we’ll to dive deeper into why pearl jewellery makes for a perfect present.
Don’t forget to also read our guide on what to consider when gifting pearls. In it, we break down why everything from skin tone and complexion through to budget is important when you’re planning to gift pearls.
Why gift pearls?
Pearls are in vogue
Pearl jewellery is the must-have item of the moment. In fact, our founder Chrissie has never had so many call-ins by fashion editors! So, if you’re looking for a seasonal gift for someone in your life who likes to stay on top of current trends, gift pearls.
Take inspiration from Miriam Margolyes’ iconic Vogue cover by gifting our featured timeless single strand pearl necklace or our white seed and freshwater pearl design. Alternatively, emulate Rita Ora by pairing a long pearl necklace, like our white freshwater design, with our copper biwa pearl three-strand necklace, for the perfect stackable present.
Meanwhile, the autumn-winter 2023 catwalks provided plenty of inspiration for how to gift pearls to your most modish friend. Baroque pearl jewellery continues to be on-trend, as does the vibrancy of coloured gemstones. Embrace both by gifting our white baroque freshwater and multi-coloured tourmaline necklace paired with freshwater baroque-shape earrings.
First seen in jewellery trends for summer 2023, bracelet stacking remains of-the-moment. Gift pearl bracelets in different styles, weights and textures for maximum playfulness and wrist appeal. Alternatively, bring the summer’s Barbie-pink trend into the greyer months by treating your loved one to a pink pearl bracelet or two.
If stacking multiple designs doesn’t match your recipient’s aesthetic, choose a layered pearl cuff bracelet like our white freshwater pearl design. Spelling out ‘I love you’ in morse code, the bracelet playfully signals your shared affection, and accords with contemporary catwalk trends.
Rusty colours of autumn
From burnt umber copper pearl pendants through to peacock-hue black pearl rings, pearl jewellery comes in a range of different tones and hues. As such, pearls are the ideal piece to reference current trending colours.
From Carolina Herrera through to Prada, vibrant red tones have been seen across the autumn/winter 2023 runways. Inspired by luscious pomegranate seeds, our Tahitian pearl and pink tourmaline ‘melograno’ necklace elongates the neck and adds effortless elegance to any outfit. Gift with complementary black Tahitian drop pearl earrings for maximum impact.
Earthy browns and smooth caramels have also featured heavily in collections by the likes of Max Mara and Chanel. For the woman whose wardrobe embraces these warm neutrals, gift pearls to complement and enhance their style. A brown leather pearl necklace like our copper freshwater pearl ‘Parisian’ choker offers day-to-night elegance – particularly when paired with matching copper pearl earrings.
Designs to suit every budget and taste
If you’re looking to gift pearls to a loved one, there’s a wide range of designs you can choose from. Freshwater pearl jewellery is cost-effective and comes in diverse tones and colours, making these designs fun, affordable presents. Purchase matching pearl pendants – our white freshwater pearl short pendants are ideal, and they can be paired with matching white studs for a cohesive look.
On the other end of the spectrum, South Sea pearl jewellery is highly sought after, making for a gift like no other – pure luxury. Reference the current catwalk preference for baroque pearls and multi-coloured gemstones by treating your loved one to our white-gold baroque South Sea pearl and tourmaline necklace. Alternatively, keep it classic with our white South Sea pearl and diamond pendant worn with a pair of matching drop earrings.
Our pearl jewellery range is also varied enough to suit all tastes. Gift timeless but elegant pearl stud earrings to a work colleague, treat a man in your life to pearl cufflinks or choose a truly spectacular Tahitian pearl jewellery design for your partner.
Versatile jewellery choice for winter and beyond
Choose a season-defying design that will see you through all the coming months. A statement-making necklace like our dark multi-coloured pearl and semi-precious design looks just as appealing over a cashmere jumper as it does when worn over a dress at a formal party.
Meanwhile, pearl drop earrings like our black freshwater pearl and aquamarine set can be worn all year round. Designed to emulate the twinkling lights of boats at sea, they are equally appropriate for cold, crisp winter days as they are for elegant summer evenings. Gift pearls that are versatile and you’ll be treating your loved one to a design for all seasons.
Bespoke designs available
If you have someone in your life who deserves a one-of-a-kind gift, why not arrange a bespoke pearl jewellery design session for them? We’ll help them to design a distinctive, customised pearl piece that perfectly matches their complexion, features and individual style. The tailored design will be one they can wear with confidence for years to come. And your gift will be all the more meaningful given its personalisation.
Gift a one-on-one pearl consultation
Need help choosing? If you want to gift pearls to a special person in your life but aren’t quite sure which pearls will look best on them, book them into a personal consultation with Coleman Douglas Pearls. You’ll benefit from our team’s wealth of experience, expert eye and unrivalled product knowledge.
And don’t forget that if you’re looking to gift pearls, but aren’t sure which design your recipient will like best, you can also purchase our Coleman Douglas Pearls gift card.