Timeless pearls meet contemporary trends in our exquisite collection of Claudia Bradby jewellery. With designs ranging from simple and elegant to opulent and eye-catching, the Claudia Bradby mantra rings true throughout: "every woman should be afforded the luxury of wearing beautiful pearl jewellery every day, in every way."
Natural pearls form when a foreign substance (such as a grain of sand) enters inside the shell of a mollusc, therefore triggering the mollusc's natural defence system. This involves the secretion of layers of "nacre", an iridescent fluid which will eventually (usually over the course of several years) build up to form a natural pearl.
Claudia Bradby jewellery features freshwater cultured pearls. These grow organically within a mollusc after receiving initial careful stimulation from expert pearl farmers, when a nucleus is inserted into the mollusc. This skilful and delicate procedure prompts the mollusc to begin depositing layers of nacre, which eventually (typically within 6-24 months) leads to the creation of a cultured pearl.