We hope that a little reassurance can be found in just some of our many endorsments, testimonials and thank you letters which we receive from our customers. These are from recent and genuine customers and our aim is to share with you the pride that we have in our customer service record, in the hope that you too will choose Pearls of Purity when you next need assistance. We look forward to being of service
My "very beautiful" pearl pendant has just arrived and is already being proudly worn on my own gold chain ! It really is a glorious pearl ! Just what i have been looking for for a long time, beuaitfully set with the clip bail so that i can wear it on my pearl necklace as well as on the chain. Large but not excessivlely so. A clasic piece of jewellery.
I cannot thank you enough for the pleasure it is already giving me and for your very helpful and immediate understanding of my requirements. Not to mention the speed at which you set it and delivered it to me. I'll be back!
with thanks and very best wishes
Thank you very much for all your help regarding my purchase.
All the questions I had about the Christening set and other pearls were answered very fast and your correspondence is excellent.
Your customer service is beyond words as i have never experienced anything like it !
Many thanks for all you have done
I have just recieved a string of pearls sent by you on order from my daughter. I would like to thank you. They arrived in perfect condition and are beautiful. They were a gift to replace the ones which have been stolen in a recent burglary. They are significantly different to the lost ones but have their own identitiy and i am delighted. They will have much more meaning than any replacemnt from the insurance comapny and are a love gif which makes so much difference. I understand the certificate of authenticity has been sent to my daughter who placed the order so once agian thank you.
Having ordered jewellery online before I was apprehensive about doing so again and repeating some previous bad experiences. My dealings with Carol at Pearls of Purity however, redefined customer service and renewed my faith in purchasing jewellery online. She was charming, eloquent and clearly knowledgeable in her market. Nothing was too much trouble, she even chose a specific pearl to meet my personal preference. The jewellery is presented just as the service delivered. Thank you very much.
Received today as promised. Good quality and presentation. As with everything i have received from Pearls of Purity, the presentation and quality have added to the overall quality of the item. You realise that when a man is buying a present for a woman, all the little additions are very important.
Firstly can i say a "big thank you" for the efficiency and helpfulness that i received from you re the bracelet for my daughter. When we gave her it the night before her wedding she was overwhelmed with how beautiful it was and she was so happy. I cannot even tell you how pleased i was with your service, it was out of this world and i will cerrainly use you again when the need requires. As promised please find attached a few photos of her on her wedding day wearing the bracelet.
Many many thanks
Thank you so much for sending my necklace so promptly which arrived on Saturday. The anticipation I had when opening the package was so great and when i saw the pearls i was so delighted with them, they are perfect and beautiful and exactly as i wanted. Thank you for your patience and understanding in getting me organised and i love them so much as all my other pearl jewellery as well. Great products, great service and wonderful presentation.
Mrs Donald, Angus, Scotland
Hi - I recieved my pearl earrings this morning and i just wanted to let you know they are really lovely - beyond expectations ! I have searched most of the high street retailers for the past few weeks and couldnt find anything that compares on quality and price. I will certainly recommend your company.
Thank you !
Lynda - Grimsby
Just a note to let you know i received the earrings yesterday morning. They are a present for my mum and i am absolutely delighted with them as i am sure she will be !!!
Both the quality of the earrings and the service received are excellent and i will certainly be using your site again and will be recommending it to friends and family.
Mrs J McVeigh
Newcastle, Co Down.
Thank you for following up for me the delivery of the gift we purchased from your website. My mom confirmed that she did receive the package on the day you and i spoke. She really liked it -- we were very pleased with your service and the quality of your product.
Just to say thank you so much for the beautiful pearl bracelet which arrived today. It is our pearl wedding anniversary in a few weeks time, my wife has tried them on for size and is over the moon with them. We will be coming back to you in the future for more lovely jewellery.
I just wanted to thank you for getting the pearl earrings to me so quickly, they are absolutely beautiful and I cant wait to wear them for my wedding in August.
I received the bracelet today - it is beautiful and just what i had hoped - very delicate. Thanks again for all your help. The Pearls of Purity customer service has been absolutely excellent. I will be sure to recommend your company to my friends and family.
Thank you soooooo much the pearl cuff links and tie pin have arrived.... what wonderful service. I have to say they are absolutely beautiful. These are a present to my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary I know he will be as delighted as i am. I will definately recommend your company to any of my friends who are considering buying pearls. Such good value for money and excellent quality.
Thank you Regards
S I Finch
My order, beautifully wrapped, has just arrive. I am thrilled at your service and will certainly use you again and praise you from the rooftops! My dear 80 year old friend will now receive these earrings as her birthday gift. I rue the day that i ordered with the horrendous ....................who i realise, i will never get my money back from an order sent months ago, never recieved, and after checking online at reveiws, realise there are hundreds in the same position! I dearly wish i had found you first......thank you.
JEH from Chester
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in my recent purchase of pearl earrings for my wife. She is over the moon with them (after we managed to change them to gold with her allergy) and i just wanted to say how much of a pleasure it was to deal with your company. You made the whole purchase and change of earrings very easy and i have already recommended your website to other friends.
Many thanks again
Mr P. G.
Sutton in Surrey
Just to say that i have received the bracelet this morning, and it is lovley! I'm sure that my daughter will be absolutley delighted with it.Thank you for such efficient, reliable service.
If we ever need any more pearl items we will be sure to be back and will certainly recommend you to our friends.
With kind regards
It was a real pleasure speaking with you yesterday. With regards to my purchase of the Venetian Heart necklace, I have got to say this piece is stunning and will look forward to wearing it on my wedding day in Mauritius.
You have so many wonderful pieces that each morning I go into your website and transport myself into another world.
Thank you so much for your time, it was really appreciated.
Thank you very much for the beautiful pearl necklace, I have received the re-strung necklace and am delighted with the result.
Many thanks for your very prompt attention to my request. The necklace is beautiful and the pearls are perfect.
Ordering on the internet for expensive items is always a little worrying but you have handled my purchase from beginning to end in a very friendly and professional way. I will always treasure this necklace and will happily recommend your company whenever i am asked about the necklace which i am sure will be often.
Once again thanks from a very satisfied customer
Mrs L Healey
As I already have a pearl necklace with a black Tahitian pearl (bought in one of Tahiti's islands) on an enhancer, i wanted to buy a pearl bracelet to wear at the same time. It was my birthday and our son is getting married so what better opportunity to buy something which will last forever to give me even more memories.
I came across quite a few web sites but none of them looked as good as Pearls of Purity. So, I gave them a call and spoke to a lovely lady called Carol, who told me all about the company and when I said I was going to look in some jewellers also that day regardless, she actually told me that i should without hesitation. She obviously was convinced that their pearls were of better quality and value than any that you could buy on the hgih street.
How right she was, the shops we looked in whilst in Cambridge were way overpriced and the quality was definatly inferior. I then had no qualms about ordering from Carol on the Monday morning. The pearls arrived Wednesday morning ( not in so had I pick them up from the post office) and i can catagorically say without doubt that I was over the moon at my pearl bracelet. It was just as Carol said the best quality and the best price as well as coming in the most beautiful wooden presentation box.
Very many thanks to Pearls of Purity for giving me the most wonderful birthday present i've had in a long while.
I would just like to say a very BIG thank you for the new earrings you sent me,they did arrive in time for my holiday and looked great with my necklace. Thank you for your thoughtfullness in getting them to me so quick.
Your Customer service has been second to none and would not think twice about recommending you to freinds etc.,
Hi Pearls of Purity,
The bracelet arrived this morning, my daughter is absolutely over the moon with it. I showed it to her just to make sure it was what she wanted.
Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into the ordering of it and for the beautiful gift box. I will certainly recommend your company to my friends.
Thank you once agian
I would just like to say that i am delighted with the pearls, the choker fits perfectly. I have been searching for this type of necklace for quite a while, in every jewellers i came accross and various websites, I was beginning to think i wouldnt be able to find it, I am so pleased that my interest search bought me to your website. It's amazing what you can find when you persevere.
The pearl necklace arrived safely this morning and it is absolutely stunning.
I have just had a grand trying on session of my outfit for my son's wedding plus the necklace and earrings. The pearls made all the difference, they are such a beautiful colour and sit inside the neck of the jacket perfectly. I am so glad my husband persuaded me to replace my old ones, which look dull and yellow in comparison. He, too, was delighted with the finished effect.
I love the barrel clasp, as you say it is really easy to do up, yet feels very secure and comfortable.
Thank you for all your help over the telephone and for your patience with me while i made my choices. It was good to business with you.
With all good wishes
Mrs C Wayman
www.pearlsofpurity.com is constantly evolving, you can see within our webshop a selection of Oyster, Tahitian and Fresh Water Pearls. Also hand carved cameos which are unique to Pearls of Purity and cannot be found anywhere else in the World. Pearl designs are continuously being added to the web shop so please pop us into your "favourite" listings and re-visit us when ever you can. As the collections you see here on the website are a small representation of some of our jewellery, please do contact us for any specific requirements that you cannot find within the shop.
Below is assistance with some of the terminology used in this website
Saltwater pearls are harvested from the ocean and cultured within the Pinctada Fucata or P. imbricate, P. martensii and P. Radiate shells, nucleated with a mother of pearl bead or implant that ensures the pearl is perfectly round. This pearl has been the mainstay of the oyster or saltwater pearl industry in Japan, particularly as Kokichi Mikimoto was accredited with successfully pioneering the culturing process at the turn of century, Pearls of Purity's oyster or saltwater pearls come from Japan and China, but the Akoya oyster pearl can also be found in smaller quantities in other parts of the world too. In the UK this has been recognised for generations as the traditional classical heirloom pearl, that which you would expect to see on Royalty.
FRESH WATER PEARLS
Cultivated in fresh water, lakes, streams, sometimes referred to as sweet water or soft water pearls. A very wide selection of shapes, colours and sizes from tiny seed pearls to large 20mm in size. The host is a mollusk which can be multi nucleated producing several pearls per shell. The small peice of tissue which is inserted into the mollusc dissapears during the growing process leaving the pearl completely solid Nacre so there is no problem with thickness of the nacre to ensure it's longevity. Pearls of Purity's freshwater pearls primarily come from China, but they can be found in other areas of the world also. The quality grades and choice of this pearl is growing all the time.
Pearls which are by the reaction of nucleus, bead or a foreign body inserted into the tissue, inducing a secretion called nacre, which covers the nucleus or foreign body to form a pearl.
The health of the Oyster is of paramount importance as the pearl itself is the product of the oysters Healthy immune system, which deals with the smoothing over of the nucleus by its secretion creating layers and layers of calcium carbonate to produce a beautiful pearl. Outside factors also need assistance in the welfare of the oyster such as temperature, bacterial prevention, cleaning of the shells, water chemical balance, weather and environment
Is the substance secreted by oysters and molluscs as a result of a foreign body, sand, piece of rock, even a parasite, or in culturing processes the nucleus. The nacre itself forms layers of calcium carbonate in a crystalline format along with a bonding substance called conchiolin which is an organic protein.
MOTHER OF PEARL
The secretion made by the oyster or mollusc to line the inside of the shell, (can also be called Nacre) This mother of pearl can be used as the nucleus for the creation of pearls, where the shell is cut into pieces and shaped into perfect little round beads which are then inserted into the tissue of the oyster or mollusc to produce the nucleus.
This often refers to the shape of the pearl, we also call this a stick pearl, some have beautiful high lustre and varied colours, but actually it originated from the place in which the pearls were cultivated, Lake Biwa in Japan.
This is a name used for irregular shaped pearls, they can be all different from eachother on one strand but should be complimentary to eachother, ideal for individual unique peices and can have a beautiful result as a pendant or an "almost" matching pair of earrings. The surface will be uneven, some can be flat on one side making them ideal for jewellery designers.
A bi-product of the culturing system, whereby small splinters of the host shell get inside and the mollusc coats them with Nacre which produces lots of small irregular shaped pearls, highly lustrous and unique.
One of the best methods of testing whether a pearl is real, it's not totally fool proof or hygenic, but it remains a good indicator, there are some expensive fake or faux pearls made from glass, ceramic, pastes, crushed shell which is reconstituted and formed into very large and inexpensive fake pearls, also fake pearls made from fish scales and over the years have become difficult to spot to an untrained eye. Gently rub the pearls against the edge of your top front teeth, if they feel very smooth they are probably fake, if they feel gritty, they are "probably" the real thing.