A few years ago I made a quick little video on our longer pearl drop earrings and hopefully those who haven’t see it yet may enjoy it. I was discussing earrings I use with clip ons but explained that we have the same style with a post.
Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge is such an icon and often wears a pearl Earring. Amongst her collection, is a gold hoop white drop pearl earring that is often part of her best loved and most worn accessories.
I have always loved a hoop pearl earring and have just re made this style again. Finding a good matching set of full drop pearls in nice quality is not easy. I think I have chosen well, as, as we know, to match pearls into perfect sets, is darn near impossible.
Here are the two new sets I have just places on my Etsy store Julleen Jewels.
Before purchasing online you should always check out the Feedback. On each store site they should have a Comment of Feedback tab for the public to view.
I am very happy to report that many of my customers have told me they chose me, as they loved my designs but also because I have a good view-able Feedback section on each of my sites.
I am sure that buying online is easier today than it has ever been but still you need to be able to trust your seller and then you can safely buy from all over the world. Although many of my items are very affordable every once and a while I get one customer who wants something quite expensive and getting it to them safely is essential.
I am happy for all to see the Feedback on www.julleen.com and my Etsy store and for those who would like to go straight there now – here’s where to go
I really like working on the Etsy platform, as besides getting to share this site with other pearl jewellery designers, there is plenty of competition amongst us and this means striving, to be the best one can possibly be, to our customers and for the pearl jewellery industry, as a whole.
Contrary to popular belief, I think China has made we “old hands” in the pearl jewellery trade, more focused and deliberate, in giving the public a better taste of how Australian designers do things. We humanize the online sale when we take time to chat to our clients. No quick sell! for us, or for me anyway, I like seeing return business and this is my way of establishing that.
My followers are growing and it’s fun to see what other artisans do and know that my designs really are up to that competition.
Going back to the quote – keeping it human – I often re-read my feedback to see why my customers feel as they do, about the service I offer. When they honor me by purchasing an item of jewellery from the Julleen Jewels store on Etsy, then I repay that with listening to them. Hey, this is not to say each customer likes to chat or has the time, many sales have been made in a blink of any eye, in-fact 98%, however, I will let everyone know that I will go that extra mile for even the smallest of sales.
I try to give better service than the retail stores in the mall as people can’t touch and feel my jewellery. Jewellery is a tactile item and so to compensate, my clients get to see close ups of the item and nothing is too much for me to make sure my customer feels safe and secure buying on line.
And so in my way I think I am definitely sticking to – keeping it human.
I love watching classy shows on TV that are jammed packed with great fashion and fabulous accessories. Every now and again I find someone is wearing a Julleen Pearl Earring Design, or some very similar pieces that have been in the Julleen Pearl Jewellery, range for two decades but are still as popular today in 2019 as when they were first created.
Here’s the earring we are discussing today, one we call Cheryl! A Julleen swing style that holds one luscious 10 mm white pearl. How lovely to see the Katherine Heigl wearing a Julleen design on global TV.
Pearl Jewellery and particularly Pearl Dress Rings are really not as common as you would think. Soldering pearls with sterling silver is quite an art. It is for this reason we know the quality of a nice pearl ring is paramount. Recently black pearls are trending worldwide. I think most women now own a string of white pearls but really the black pearl is a little more rare and now people are wanting to expand their pearl collection with black pearls.
When I find a true black or coffee black Mabe Pearl and knowing it’s a rarity, I just love to have it set either into a pendant or a ring. A chocolate or coffee colour black mabe is hard to find now – many blacks have a blue green tinge to them.
Yes we do have pearl dress rings. The featured Black Pearl ring just sold yesterday to very lucky lady in Texas, USA. I felt the beauty of it should be recorded somewhere and it is for this reason, I made a little blog post today to celebrate the Julleen Pearl dress rings.
The one just below is featured in my Etsy store called Julleen Jewels and is a lovely design that will fit any size as it is adjustable! You may be the lucky person who gets to own this gorgeous ring – but be quick – these rare rings don’t last long.
I am thrilled to bits to share this beautiful suite which comprises clip on earrings a bracelet and necklace in all lovely black pearls with a splashing of pretty gold and harlequin pearls and set with gold vermeil spacers and components. This was made for an 87th birthday for a very special Mum who lives all the way in Houston! I just love being commissioned to let my artistic juices flow and create a piece that will live on for many generations to come. However to match up three pieces to create a suite was just heaven!
It began with my customer purchasing some divine black pearl clip on earrings in gold vermeil then she asked me whether I had any images or bracelets and necklaces I thought would match. Well! of course! I sent her images of past designs I had made already sold unfortunately but that I could replicate and tone in to the lovely earrings.
After a full afternoon and early evening I managed to complete the accessories and here is the result of the entire suite.
PS – my customer loved it so much she bought the ring to match! now that is quite a suite of pearl jewellery!
I was commissioned to make a lovely suite of black pearls for a very special lady in Houston who turns 87 years young shortly. The suite comprises a black pearl clip in earring, bracelet and necklace to match.
What a wonderful present for a daughter to have made for her Mum. I am privileged to be designing these lovely pieces and am enjoying every minute of it. I thought I would share part two here today and will add the new necklace when completed.
The origin of the name ‘Amethyst’ comes from the Greek a meaning ‘not’ and methuein meaning ‘to be drunken’. According to ancient Greek myth, the unfortunate mortal who was the subject of Dionysus’ (right) curse was a young woman named Amethyst. Angered by another god, Dionysus cursed Amethyst to be eaten by a tiger. Unhappy with what she saw, Artemis came to her aide and turned Amethyst into a white stone to protect her. Repentant, Dionysus poured wine over the stone turning it purple
According to Greek mythology the god of wine Baccus fell in love with a nymph called Diana. Read more on the script below.
Amethyst is a predominately purple to violet variety of quartz. The colour of amethyst is a result or irritation within the crystal structure of the stone. Amethyst is widely known to originate from Brazil and Uruguay although it occurs in many other localities including South Korea, Australia, Russia, Zambia and across North America. Value is determined largely by colour and clarity. The highestgrade Amethyst, known within the trade as ‘Deep Russian’, is considered rare and can fetch higher prices due to demand
Amethysts are always stunning and set with pearls well! they are just divine. Set with other gems like citrine and peridot the purple of amethyst just looks good enough to eat.
Check out the colour Purple with loads more delicious amethysts to “see and feel and possible to OWN!”