A large and unusual collection of cultured freshwater pearl and organic gemstone bead necklaces consigned from a jewellers in Bermuda will be offered for sale across our forthcoming monthly Jewellery actions in March, April and May.
23 February 2022
Bermuda is Britain’s oldest and most affluent British Overseas Territory situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, famed for its pink sandy beaches that gain their signature colour from crushed coral and shells. This beautiful island is brimming with unique local culture, history and architecture. Boasting sparkling blue waters, coral reefs, and superyachts – it has been firmly on the radar of the rich and famous as a place to see and be seen.
At just 21 square miles, it is a popular destination for honeymooners keen to explore the scenic landscapes and quiet coves, and what better way to commemorate a romantic adventure than to visit a local jeweller to pick out a special souvenir.
A sponge coral bead necklace with wooden gold leaf bead centrepiece (part lot)
Local jewellers offer designs typical to the island, with native coral and freshwater pearls featuring prominently. Made from the skeletal remains of sea coral, sponge coral (pictured) offers a unique form of jewellery setting, believed to exude healing properties.
The rare consignment offers those of us unable to set foot on Bermuda’s stunning coastline the opportunity to own our very own little piece of the island. Perfect as a present for that special someone or to enhance a summer outfit. Estimates will range from £50 - £250.
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