I wrote a little article many years ago..and after being asked about the type of pearl we use in the Marissa Peacock Blue earring..I thought I’d like to share it
The mabe or blister pearl is an ancient method of pearl harvesting. The stunning effect created, looks like half a huge pearl. However it is a blister created by the oyster with the help of man (cultured pearling). To form a Mabe or blister pearl, a small base usually a dome or in some instances, tiny figures like the little Buddhas seen below, are placed delicately on the shell of the oyster or muscle or mollusk, rather than within the flesh, as with most spherical pearls. The irritation acts exactly the same as that of the creation of solid pearl. The intruder soon gathers nacre in many layers, (pearl surface). The created nacre looks like a blister. The blisters are painstakingly removed and again delicately placed over a resin support. This cultured pearl dome or Buddha is then backed with a mother of pearl sheath. Voila the Mabe is BORN!
Amounts or weight of sterling silver used in any one pearl earring can shed a light on the amount being asked, for the item, yet in these hard economic times, “the value for money” is getting the “genuine article” for the smallest amount possible. Hard on makers and designers but great for the consumer. Using less and getting more is the mantra for makers now. Compare the thinness or the thickness of the hook of the earring alone, this could (previously) show immediately the generosity of the maker for their products. A good close up picture for the item says it all. Nothing to hide there. A sterling silver and pearl earring can contain a very thin hook (usually with “imported” items) yet still be sterling silver and still have a high price tag. Yet a designer pearl earring from a small jewellery operator can be far more generous and precious and have much more sterling silver “weight” to their pearl and sterling silver earring. The battle continues for quality over cheap and nasty, yet price seems to be the winner.
The missing ingredient for pearl earring purchasers on line is that it is not tangible, and it must solely rely on images to sell the product. Pearls and indeed all jewellery has always been a “touchy- feely” thing, no more, now there is eBay. When you can see great quality from the outset with heavier weights of silver content in each design, then there you will have a winning combination. Here are examples of designer jewellery pearl earrings with sterling silver (using very generous weights of sterling silver and pearl in their products and are starting at remarkably low prices, as they must compete with the imports and copies.
Wanting some gorgeous Julleen designer earrings for incredible prices? visit us on Ebay! We are clearing some discontinued earrings that are pretty lovely, for amazing starting bids to get you in the mood.We now offer two ways of postage. Our Star treatment with Julleen packaging and via Express Post with tracking for $15 or regular no fuss post for $3 in a plain padded envelope. If that doesn’t get you happy to shop we don’t know what will. See you there! (top one below sold out!)
It amazing, even though we say “start your own trends and be original” there is no better feeling than having been copied. They say it’s the best form of flattery. Three years ago we began making a lemon quartz cocktail ring. So popular that we sold out in no time. We saw loads of cheap and nasty copies out there however they could not match the quality of workmanship and design that we do at Julleen. Finally after many requests, this Summer we created even more fruity, and super cool colours for a broader choice. Here they are all grouped together. These are worn on the forefinger (or index finger) and look beautiful any time any where.
Julleen Pearl Jewellery often donates to charitable causes. May 25th 2012, there was a fundraising event held at the Bayswater, by Sera Taylor. The Bayswater is one of Perth’s oldest and most popular hotel venues. Julleen particpated by donating some pearl jewellery for the night and raised a sizeable sum for the evening we are very pleased to say.
Hello all to all admirers of Julleen Pearl Jewellery designs….I finally created a separate ID on Facebook for My Bridal Jewellery! As you may or may not know My Bridal Jewellery is an off shoot of Julleen, created specifically for the bridal community. Please go and check this out and become a fan.
Numbers are building slowly for this fresh fan page and we would love everyone’s help to make this new My Bridal Jewellery facebook profile ..a success..and a good place to express your ideas and gain some too. Let’s make this new project spectacular! If you’ve always wanted to meet me and have a chat about your loves and hates regarding jewellery for brides these days…I am hoping it will become a forum for you!
Speaking on a personal note.. this will give me an idea as to what Brides really want today for their own or a friend’s wedding. Be it for themselves, bridesmaids, Mum of the bride or Mum of the groom and for all relatives in the wedding party who will be in pictures of the wedding ceremony, I must say this again….if you want your wedding photos to be beautiful and current still ..even 20 years into the future….and remain something to be proud of…to show your children and grandchildren later in life…then wear good quality pearl jewellery (on your wedding day).
Classical beauty and refinement (look at all royal weddings) is what should be your choice ..and you just will not go wrong.
Pearls for a wedding day….just perfect. Be remembered by starting a trend and not following the masses. Be unique, wear real pearl jewellery and ensure your wedding photos never date.
When looking for good jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth then we are the jewellery house to chose for your wedding day.We definitely go that extra bit further to create heavenly pearl jewellery designs for all you brides out there…. that will last a life time.
Although mostly online sales are how we market Julleen pearl jewellery..we do have some very rare outlets in Perth Mariko in South Perth and Margaret River at Woody Nook Winery and in Sydney at the two Sarissa Designs silk specialty boutiques. Most of our lovely and original pieces can always be purchased directly from our very unique online jewellery stores.
We like style and glamour and create pieces that are classical with that little touch of the dramatic. We know you appreciate this….and that’s why you support the Julleen label that is now been in production for 12 years. Come join us and start a conversation with us. We would really love to hear from you.
We have also created a Julleen channel on you tube and would love you to join us and see the growing library there..which is created for you. See you there!
Last night I was delighted to meet the honourable Julie Bishop MP – Electoral Division of Curtin (WA) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition of the liberal party of Australia. I found her to be a warm and generous woman who has a wonderful smile and is herself, a confessed lover of pearls. She was an honoured guest where my mother was also a guest speaker and after taking a picture of her with my mother and seeing how approachable she was, I handed her a Julleen card, which she took in hand immediately, noticing we are based in South Perth, and when she asked exactly where we were situated she was delighted to hear she could view them at her own pace on the Julleen websites and smiled when she said how she also adored pearls. Let’s hope that all of Canberra will be alerted that Julleen Pearl Jewellery Designs is here to stay!
Ah Weddings!..the celebration of love. If you are still having lots of fun preparing your wedding,then you should add this exclusive event to your schedule. The Wedding Open Day, will highlight only the Creme de la creme of each wedding category. That is one bridal jewellery brand and one hire car company and so on. Anything you need will be at your fingers tips and only as we say, the very best that Perth has to offer. It’s all about to happen at the Hotel Novotel Perth Langley at 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth. Saturday 14th May 2011 is not too far away and so make a note of it in your diary. From 10 am until 4 pm the reception rooms will be a buzz of activity and you may win a honeymoon at the Novotel (the surprise will be which one).All through this gorgeous hotel, starting from the foyer to upstairs, in the little meeting lounges and ball room, will be a buzz of activity with friendly staff on hand so you can chat intimately with your experts. Julleen Bridal Pearl Jewellery will be there of course! Can’t wait! See you there!
At Julleen we just love a happy ending ..and a successful wedding day is just about the happiest news we could get..especially if we contributed somehow to that wedding day’s success. This was the case with Angela, our happy bride who looked amazing on her wedding day in her oyster colour dress and you must have guessed it folks…yes..wearing her Julleen Pearl Jewellery. Angela wore our double pearl, cup set, earrings, in a clip on as her ears were not pierced but she wanted a soft, flattering and stylish look that would not interfere with her crown. She also brought our attention to the fact, that it was the same style Chelsea Clinton wore at her wedding.
We have been making this design for many years but they are not sold on the website. We take only special orders for this, as each one, is hand made to specifically hold the requested size and colour pearl. Although we thought a soft pink may do the trick it was the Ivory 10mm pearls that appealed to our bride. Thrilled to find her dream style of the double set pearl earring, at Julleen, our bride did not waste a minute and ordered them immediately, once we sent her the picture of it. Voila! a happy bride sent us the photo we wanted to see, here, a smiling bride with her much admired Julleen pearl clip on earring, which made all the difference to the look of the day. Well done Angela! We at Julleen wish you many years of happiness and joy together and we are very sure you’ll be handing this earring down to your loved ones, as they will last… more than a life time!