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Classic White Necklaces

the emperor caligulaThe Roman Emperor Caligula (AD 37-41), having made his horse a consul, decorated it with a pearl necklace. His subjects were not so fortunate.

Nowadays, a pearl necklace is always well-received. It's the traditional present for 30th anniversaries, landmark birthdays, and weddings. If you're buying pearls as a gift, this 4 minute 6 criteria for buying a pearl necklace summarises the 6 criteria for buying a pearl necklace.

Grade AAA necklace with 7-8mm pearls
This necklace is often called 'the world's favourite' because the pearls are the most popular size purchased today. For extra durability it's strung on four strands of silk thread, hand-knotted between each pearl, then fitted with an Italian 9 carat gold or sterling silver clasp and presented in a lined jewellery box.
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grade aaa classic white pearl necklace with 7-8mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Grade AAA necklace with 8-9mm pearls
A runaway best-seller for pearl wedding anniversaries, 30th, 40th, 50th birthdays and Christmas, the necklace is presented in a polished wood case that adds the seal of quality. Fitted with an Italian 9 carat gold or sterling silver clasp, it's strung on hand-knotted, quadruple strands of silk thread.
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grade aaa white pearl necklace with 8-9mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Grade AAA necklace with 6-7mm pearls
A versatile necklace suitable for all ages and occasions - from teenagers to grandmothers, from shopping trips to weddings. Strung on silk thread, the smaller pearls look best when knotted at discrete intervals and the popular trigger clasps don't overwhelm the pearls.
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grade aaa white pearl necklace with 6-7mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Double-strand necklace with Grade AAA 7-8mm pearls
An excellent choice for formal wear this double-strand necklace features 2 rows of Grade AAA 7-8mm size pearls. Necklace lengths are 16 & 18 inches (the most popular) or 18 & 20 inches or 20 & 22 inches. Hand-knotted between each pearl on quadruple strands of silk thread for extra strength, fitted with a 9ct gold or sterling silver clasp and presented in a polished wood case.
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a double-strand necklace with 2 rows of Grade AAA 7-8mm size pearls.
Necklace Lengths & Silver Fittings
   
9 Carat Gold Fittings
   

Grade AA necklaces
These AA necklaces represent excellent value-for-money whether you're on a budget or just want a necklace that can take some abuse. Some pearls aren't quite as round as their AAA counterparts, some haven't got quite the same lustre and some have minor surface imperfections. From about 2 feet away you wouldn't notice!

To keep costs down they're fitted with sterling silver or 22 carat gold vermeil clasps (gold over a silver base). All necklaces are strung on silk thread and presented in lined jewellery boxes.

grade aa white pearl necklace with 7-8mm pearls
Grade AA 7-8mm pearls
 
 
 
 

grade aa white pearl necklace with 8-9mm pearls
Grade AA 8-9mm pearls
 
 
 
 

grade aa white pearl necklace with 6-7mm pearls
Grade AA 6-7mm pearls
 
 
 
 

Presentation, Delivery and Returns
pearl necklace boxes
  • necklaces are presented in lined, leather-look jewellery boxes or polished, sustainable wood cases.
  • all necklaces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, guarantee, pearl care advice and a pearl care kit.
  • free, insured, UK delivery is within 4 working days of order.
  • returns may be made up to 30 days from delivery.
  • our terms of business exceed EU directives and UK legislation.
  • to ensure confidentiality, orders are sent in plain packages with no indication of the contents or the sender on the outside.
customer reviews

“I must tell you how pleased we are with the pearls. They made a superb 30th birthday gift for my partner and she was truly delighted. Many thanks again for a super service and an excellent product.”  
David Adams, Southport, Lancs

five stars

certified quality

pearls are inspected, graded, signed and stamped by a specialist pearl graduate of the GIA

Inspected, graded, signed and stamped by a specialist GIA pearl graduate.


making our necklaces

making a pearl necklace
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It takes a bit longer and costs a little more but we think the end result is worth it - and so do our customers.

pearl sizes
pearl sizes
6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 millimetre pearls compared to an 18 millimetre five pence piece. In the 1950's a 7mm cultured pearl was thought large.

customer reviews

“I received my pearls in excellent time, and they are just perfect. Many thanks for such prompt service and it is nice to talk to a human for a change rather than 15 phone options.”  
Jane Weatherby, Inverness

five stars


need a service or repair ?
we can restring or repair your necklace
Our aftercare service will help keep your necklace in tip-top condition.

necklace clasps
pearl necklace clasps
Are sterling silver, 22 carat gold vermeil, or 9 carat solid gold. They won't squash if the cat sits on them!

clasps that glitter
might be gold


types of gold used in jewellery

This 7 minute play video explains the types of gold used for necklace clasps. If you're comparing products, it can make quite a difference to the price!

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