CLAUDIA BRADBY IS A BRITISH BRAND THAT DESIGNS CONTEMPORARY PEARL JEWELLERY FOR EVERYDAY WEAR.Every design is modern, elegant and fun. We believe that every woman should be afforded the luxury of beautiful pearls, everyday. Using freshwater cultured pearls, hand chosen for their lustre, shape and size, we love their very essence and adaptability bringing only the best pieces to our silver and semi precious stone jewellery. Worn by royalty and loved by celebrities; we design jewellery for every conceivable wardrobe. Our collections feature only carefully selected pearls, celebrating the innate beauty of this timeless gemstone. With new pieces introduced seasonally there is a design for every possible style. Our pearl necklaces exude effortless style that look as fantastic with jeans as they do for full on glamour and our pearl bracelets can be stacked to add depth and definition to any wardrobe, while our extensive collection of lustrous pearl earrings enables you to be your own style icon. Each piece of jewellery is designed by Claudia in her Hampshire based studio. For the latest range available on-line and in-store please highlight the 'Jewellery' section on the main top header and click on the Claudia Bradby link.
WHO'S WEARING CLAUDIA BRADBYClaudia Bradby's contemporary pearl jewellery is worn and styled by women across the globe. Renowned for their 'wearibility' and fuss free aesthetic, her designs have caught the eye of some seriously stylish and high profile women including Dame Helen Mirren, Kate Middleton, Katie Derham, Pippa Middleton and Sophie Kinsella.
Helen Mirren seen here wearing Claudia Bradby Duo Pearl Earrings
ABOUT OUR PEARLS
We only use freshwater pearls, hand selected by Claudia from carefully sourced pearl farms in China. Our pearls are chosen using the following criteria; LUSTRE We value the lustre of a pearl above other qualities because this is what makes a pearl beautiful. Lustre refers to the shininess of a pearl - the shinier it is, the better its lustre. When a pearl has good lustre light travels through its many layers of nacre giving the pearl an amazing inner glow; this is what makes a real pearl so special as this quality cannot be replicated in artificial pearls. There are two main factors which influence the lustre of a pearl during its growth. The first is the temperature it is grown in- pearls benefit from being cultured in a cooler temperature as this slows down the growth resulting in a better lustre. The second factor is the health of the mollusc that grows it. The mollusc is affected by any pollution in the water and the lustre is the first thing to be compromised. This is why it is so important for pearl farmers to look after the environment surrounding their pearl farms. SURFACE QUALITY Surface quality refers to the finish on the surface of the pearl. Only a tiny percentage of pearls have a totally smooth, even surface, the majority are marked with a degree of tiny pits, bands and bumps. The pearls we use do not have unsightly blemishes but their surface will often be marked and this does not impact on their beauty. Pearls are a natural product and natural imperfections are quite acceptable, even desirable. We often choose pearls specifically for their imperfect surface as a reflection of their natural heritage and uniqueness. SHAPE We use a variety of different pearl shapes in our designs as detailed below; Baroque - Irregular in shape and surface quality, used in our Ombre rope and Ombre Pearl Lariat Button - Round and symmetrical in shape with a smooth surface, used in our smaller stud earrings and rope pearls. Coin - Flattened disc shaped pearl resembling a coin with an irregular surface, used in our Bedruthan and Luxe designs. Rice - Oval in shape, slightly narrower at the ends than the centre with a smooth surface, used in our Biography and Couture designs. Potato - Distinctively irregular in their shape, used in our Bella designs. COLOUR We use white, pink, peacock and silver pearls across our designs. Our white and pink pearls are presented in their natural colour and the peacock and silver pearls are heat treated, creating a chemical reaction which results in their finished colour. We do not use dyed pearls so the colour of your pearls will not fade or change. With such a variety of shapes, sizes and colour we have jewellery to suit all budgets and tastes. Knowing how individual your pearls are makes owning a piece of Claudia Bradby jewellery even more special.
Lagertha Good Luck Necklace SKU: 58176 £105 (July 2020)