Liz And La Peregrina. Jewellery That Lasts, Please.

I saw a discussion on another blog I love FOF I’ve been a member for a long time now. It was all about Liz Taylor and her jewels. Of course the most famous and my absolute fave was La Peregrina the over 50 ct pearl which is over 500 years old. Liz was given this in 1967 for Valentine’s Day by Richard Burton and was bought for a record at the time $37,000. It sold at auction for 11.8 million just last year. This woman had a good eye for jewellery and knew that good pieces will last for may generations. Although I love the modern day jewellery, some is cheap and nasty and bought, just to gain affect for an outfit, I can’t help but try to make jewellery that lasts the distance  and more than a lifetime. I would like to think that many years after I have gone, Julleen designer pearl jewellery will be out there somewhere owned by someone who will cherish their much loved piece, for their lifetime and will continue to hand it down to the next generation. Jewellery should be “made to last” and last longer than the wearers themselves.

Liz Taylor. La Peregrina Blue Topaz and Pearl Necklace


here’s a little write up I did on our own Blue Heaven Necklace with Liz wearing the La Peregrina and what I wrote on FOF this morning…


julia Ray says:

Liz! What a woman! She had an incredible “eye” for good Jewelry. She always said that the museum collectors’ pieces, like my fave, the pearl worn by Queen Mary, La Peregrina, were hers only as their carer, because jewelry would last several life times, as proven by this pearl with a 500 year history.

Take a look at something very special a necklace I believe is a must have!

a look at an article for La Peregrina


Off with the old and on with the new.

Our streamlining has begun. The Year of the snake certainly is making things change quickly…almost like everyone is tossing off the old (skin) and “ON” with the new. Here here!  On 20th February the old Julleen Pearl Jewellery site comes down. It’s the end of an era folks and the beginning of a brand new look for us. We’ve totally upgraded our now lovely Pearl Earring site and our Pearls Jewellery Online Blog. We now are linking all our websites to the one E store. This will save lots of time and work for us and will be of great benefit to our amazingly loyal customers and followers.

You will notice the difference immediately, I’m sure,  and I for one, am really excited. We just ask you for a little patience as we join our web and network  on

Watch out for more new ideas as the year progresses. We are negotiating a collaboration with another really groovy Perth Jewellery Designer and introduce a new line of wire jewellery by our friend Megan Rede. This will satisfy all the brides and gals out there wanting cluster pearl necklaces as well as serving our clients who still want our signature quality designs.

A year of co operation and renewal. SSSS $$$$$$

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