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Jewellery From London by Designer Marilyn Jones -1

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Trends in Pearls Jewellery


Pearls are currently back in fashion again.  Modern twists show pearls being interspaced on gold or silver wire, floating on special synthetic cord or as traditional pearl necklaces with suspended interchangeable pendants often in materials like jade, peridot and lapis lazuli.  The variety of new pearl designs, interesting new shapes, sizes and colours, make them the perfect jewel essential to the noughties.  Pearls are also the perfect gift for anytime of year, for any age group. 

Marilyn Jones

Regular readers of this site will know I not only recommend the best, but also the affordable to those living in the real world.  Now I want to introduce you to Marilyn Jones the independent designer of a marvellous range of pearl and semi precious jewellery at Pearls Plus in London. 

I've known Marilyn for over 30 years and she has always impressed me with her fine eye for quality goods and attention to detail and design.  Marilyn Jones specializes in good quality affordable freshwater pearls and you can read a little about this below.  See Marilyn's pearls here.

Go directly to pictures below of Marilyn's pearl jewellery from Pearl Plus.

Also below are more pictures of her pearls and the wide range of available pearl colours.   Most importantly Marilyn's designs are wearable and pretty, yet can also be subtle, understated and unobtrusive.  Most are inexpensive enough to buy an item just to wear with one particular garment.  Although they are inexpensive, they do look expensive and similar items in shops cost several times as much.  When you enlarge these pictures you can see the high quality of these pearls.

Her pearl goods are reasonably and fairly priced, with fine gold or silver clasp or ear fittings, all presented in simple packaging to keep costs down.  I cannot emphasise enough how reasonably priced her products are, which is why I think the news about her needs sharing.  Just look at these pictures and the enlargements and note the high quality and lustre on these pearls and the variety of colour schemes and designs possible.

Marilyn visited the far east about 10 years ago and was so impressed by the quality of the pearls and delicacy of the gold fittings on offer that she came home with a supply of material to make into jewellery.  In the 1990s as China became more experienced at pearl production, they vastly improved the quality of the freshwater pearls they produced and slowly moved away from the rice shaped pearls to better shaped potato and near round pearls.  Many Chinese produced freshwater pearls now rival the finest of Japanese cultured pearls.

An experienced designer, Marilyn is skilled at making up her own ideas and can also work with you to produce specific items for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries as well as party and everyday wear.

Marilyn already does corporate sales and visits many of the staff at top banks and offices in London, so will be no stranger to some of you.  For more details and clear pictures go to her website at .

Pictures of Pearls From Pearls Plus

Click to enlarge the pictures below to see more of Marilyn's pearl jewellery from Pearls Plus.

You can see even larger pictures of her pearls if you download our new free sample ebook on jewellery history and trends in jewellery.

For more details and pictures go to Marilyn's website at .

These pictures here all enlarge and you can see more of Marilyn's pearl pictures on fashion-era here.

You can contact Marilyn directly for quotations and estimates at her website at .


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