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Bespoke Handmade Pearl Jewellery

Established in Somerset in the 1980s and now sending pearls all around the world.

Our 'Mary Berry' Range

Beautiful ‘Mary Berry’ styled pearl necklaces on 9ct gold chains with matching earrings and bracelets

A Pearl For Every Occasion

Need advice on style, size or choosing a gift? We’re happy to help.

Designed and Made by Hand

All our jewellery is designed by us and made by hand using traditional methods in our Somerset workshop

Harriet Whinney Pearls Pearl Earrings

Pearl Earrings

Pearl Necklaces

‘Mary Berry’ Styled

Diamond & Pearl

Pearl Drop


We have been designing and making beautiful pearl jewellery in our Somerset workshop for over 30 years. We specialise in timeless and classic pearl jewellery using cultured, freshwater pearls we source ourselves, using only the pearls we select for their shape, colour and lustre. Many of our customers have been with us since we began, introducing the beauty and simplicity of pearls to their daughters and granddaughters. Our range of pearl necklaces and earrings has grown over the years, including our ‘Mary Berry’ necklace which is always a favourite.

Harriet Whinney Pearls

handmade in Somerset

We make pearl jewellery in the traditional way, hand stringing and hand knotting pearls onto fine silk threads or placing pearls onto 9ct gold or 925 sterling silver chains. We’re a small team who work together closely to provide a personal service to our customers.

Everyone is different so we can tailor orders to your specification including the length of a necklace, or the size or colour of the pearls. We take orders from around the world with recent orders going to the UK, Europe, USA & Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. We use secure, tracked Royal Mail insured delivery so your order is in safe hands. We want you to be more than delighted with your pearl jewellery, so please talk to us if you have any questions or need some help in choosing.

If you want something specific, please talk to us. We take commissions for bespoke pearl necklaces and earrings.

Harriet Whinney quality handmade pearl jewellery

A Gift to be Cherished

traditional pearl jewellery

Pearls have been given as gifts for centuries. Traditionally, a simple pearl necklace was given to a young girl as a coming of age gift from her parents, but they are also very traditional as christening gifts, wedding gifts, pearl anniversary celebrations and as birthdays presents.

Pearl jewellery is a very personal gift, designed to reflect the personality of the giver and the recipient. While you can’t go far wrong with a pearl gift, we can also tailor the gift to suit individual preferences, such as using magnetic clasps or opting for a longer necklace. While pearls are usually white or cream, we also have pearls in pinks, greens and apricots.

We provide lovely silk travel pouches to store your pearls in and keep them looking glossy. Pearl necklaces look stunning presented in a special pearl pouch, for diamond earrings we include a gift box too!

Harriet Whinney coloured pearl jewellery range

Why Choose Us?

expert advice, personal service

Pearls are nearly always cultured now so we use Freshwater, Oyster, South Sea and Tahitian pearls to make stunning necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for every occasion. Since we know that most of our customers wear their pearls all the time, we use robust clasps and strong chains to minimise the risk of accidently breaking a necklace or losing your earrings. There is advice on how to care for your pearls here.

If you are not sure which pearl piece would be most suitable, please contact us and we’d be delighted to help you. We can send you photos or arrange a Zoom, WhatsApp or Facetime call to talk to you about pearls and show you some examples to help you choose. Pearls come in all shapes, sizes and shades so we consider the skin tone and personal style of the recipient as part of the selection process.

Harriet Whinney pearl jewellery designs


pearls of wisdom

Are pearls a good gift for Christmas?

Are pearls a good gift for Christmas?

Yes, pearls are a good gift for any time of the year, from birthdays to Christmas to weddings. Traditionally, fathers gave daughters pearls as Coming Of Age gifts and mothers gave daughters pearls for significant birthdays and as a wedding gift. There must have been...

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Best Lockdown Gift Ideas

Best Lockdown Gift Ideas

We may be in quarantine but we still need help with the best lockdown gift ideas. Whether it’s for a birthday or to mark an occasion, pearls can be popped in one of our beautiful silk pouches and sent securely through the post direct to the lucky recipient. Video...

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When can you wear pearls?

When can you wear pearls?

The etiquette on wearing a pearl necklace during the day, traditionally, is to wear a single pearl stand with a blouse. Over the years, as with so many things, the rules have gone out the window and pearls are no exception! The joy of owning pearl necklaces is that...

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