8 June 2018

Birthstone of June: Pearl

Pearls are a symbol of feminine style and sophistication. Audrey Hepburn famously wore a five-strand pearl necklace designed by Kenneth Lane in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which was featured in the poster to promote the film. Marilyn Monroe also famously received a pearl necklace: a Mikimoto necklace as a honeymoon gift from her second husband Joe DiMaggio in 1954.  

An iconic image of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Called “the queen of gems”, pearl is the birthstone for June, as well as for the star sign of Gemini. It’s the time-honoured gift given on 1st, 3rd, 12th and 30th wedding anniversaries. Pearls symbolise love and are said to bring fortune and wisdom to those whose birthstone it is, as well as joy and happiness to married couples.

At Grays there's no shortage of  pretty pearl jewellery. Here are just a few of our favourite picks:

 French brooch, platinum mounted bow set with diamonds and natural pearls c.1910, offered by Nigel Norman

Earclips with South Sea pearls, mounted in platinum and set with more than 15 carats of fine white baguette cut diamonds, offered by The Gilded Lily

Edwardian Caduceus in Enamel and Pearl Brooch, offered by Wimpole 

15ct yellow gold cabochon amethyst heart pendant surrounded by pearls, offered by Spectrum

South sea pearl necklace, offered by Michelle Payne

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