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Discover the Unique Origin of Biwa Pearls

Cherished for their petite size and unique shape, biwa pearls have a long and storied history. Bring understated elegance to an evening outfit with a biwa pearl necklace, or elevate your everyday ring stack with a lustrous biwa pearl ring. Either way, our biwa pearl jewellery is always a dynamic addition to any outfit.

Initially cultivated in the freshwater mussels of Lake Biwa in Japan from which biwa pearls take their name, these eclectic gems are entirely unique in their shape. As such, you can be sure that your biwa pearl jewellery design is quite unlike any other.

Irregular in shape, each biwa pearl has a more organic and natural finish versus more spherical pearl varieties like South Sea pearls. But their non-uniform shape brings a certain charm to biwa pearl jewellery and adds to each design’s versatility.

Featured in UK Vogue, our biwa pearl & diamond ‘abstract’ pin couples the subtle elegance of diamonds with a lustrously abstract biwa pearl to add contemporary glamour to your outfit. Alternatively, for a more classic biwa pearl jewellery design, pink biwa pearl stud earrings complement a sharp work suit. Whether your style is minimalist and contemporary, or you’re on the lookout for one-of-a-kind biwa pearl jewellery, our approach to styling embraces all aesthetics.

Why choose Coleman Douglas Pearls?

We work with only the most ethical biwa pearl specialists – in fact, our founder Chrissie was mentored by the son of one of the technicians who relocated biwa pearl production from Japan to China! With that in mind, each biwa pearl is carefully cultivated, responsibly harvested and as unique as the person who wears it.

Discover your dream biwa pearl jewellery design

If you’re unsure about the best biwa pearl style or colour to suit you, we offer 1:1 consultations where you’ll receive expert advice. Alternatively, our bespoke service gives you the option to craft a custom-made design that complements your features.