Judi McCormick / historical pearl jewelry

Diana's Love of Pearls and An Interesting Portrayal in "Spencer"

Diana's Love of Pearls and An Interesting Portrayal in "Spencer"

Princess Diana truly loved her pearls and they have always been a major part of her style. The new movie, Spencer, creates Diana's love for pearls in intense and dream-nightmare scenes.

I do have spoilers for the movie, but this is about the pearls!

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The Imperial Hong Kong Pearl or The Miracle of the Sea

The Imperial Hong Kong Pearl or The Miracle of the Sea

This very large 127.5 carat pearl is a silvery white Baroque pearl. In the Renaissance period, Baroque pearls were highly valued for their unique shapes, which highlighted their luster and colors.

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Maki-e Pearls

Maki-e Pearls

Maki-e pearls are Tahitian pearls that have an overlay painting of 24K gold with abalone shell inlay. This style is called Maki-e from the Japanese decorating Edo period.
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Men in Pearls

Men in Pearls

What a delightful subject. There are just some guys that can pull this off in varying degrees of commitment. Here is the Surfer Style and then there are other men that go all the way.
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The Canning Jewel

The Canning Jewel

I love to write to you about fabulous historical pearl jewelry. As you can see with this brooch, the artist has made superb use of a Baroque pearl to resemble the torso of this dramatic Merman or Triton. There is intricate enamel work and masterful setting of table cut diamonds and rubies
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