I started stringing pearls in 2012, after watching a pearl jeweller string a set of pearls for me during a trip in Shanghai. I was fascinated at the skill and the speed at which she worked, and it inspired me to learn how to do it myself. Walking through pearl shop after pearl shop, I noticed that there was such a wide range of pearls to choose from, some I had never seen before, and was instantly filled with design ideas. I had always been disappointed with the lack of creativity when it comes to pearls – although we all love the classic string, it is hard to find something a little unusual with the same great quality at an affordable price.
What started off as a little curiosity on my part has now bloomed into Ava Pearl Design. Using this platform to explore different ideas and designs using the best Japanese pearls, British sourced gemstones and Swarovski crystals, Ava Pearl Design is able to offer bespoke and unique jewellery at a price that does not break the bank.
Every piece of jewellery is designed, handmade and finished by me, with unique and carefully sourced pearls and other materials that come from a wide spectrum of the best suppliers. I use three different types of pearls in my pieces; Japanese Akoya, Baroque and Biwa pearls. In addition to this, all Swarovski pieces are made with genuine Swarovski crystals, and all gemstones used are real and sourced from suppliers in the UK. After months of investigation due to my incredibly fastidious attitude on the pedigree of materials used in my designs, all my pieces come with a guarantee that they have been given that unique attention to detail and care. Further to this, most of Ava Pearl Design’s pieces run in limited editions of two to three, and once they are sold out, they are sold out. Some pieces are even completely original, so you can be sure that what you are getting is truly unique.
R E – S T R I N G I N G
Ava Pearl Design offers a re-stringing service for all products bought through us. Please do get in touch if you have bought anything that requires this service via our Contact page.
P & P
All Ava Pearl Design items are sent in a padded envelope, with an option to upgrade to a gift wrapped option for an extra £3.00. Please do let Ava know after placing your order if you want a hand-written gift note attached via email within 24 hours of placing your order. Please ensure all spelling for the gift note are spell-checked before sending it!
A flat charge of £4.98 is charged for Royal Mail Recorded Signed For delivery (usually 1-2 days). This covers insurance, in case your item gets lost in the post, and also provides a way to track your item.
For delivery to international destinations, please contact Ava Pearl Design on the contact page for a quote.
R E T U R N S
A special effort has been made to ensure that all photographs represent a true picture of each piece of jewellery. However, due to digital photography reproduction and individual PC settings, this is not always possible. If you are not satisfied with your jewellery purchase, please e-mail Ava at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of receiving your order. All items may be returned and a full refund made providing they are unworn and returned in their original jewellery packaging within 28 days from the date of dispatch. Please note, due to health and hygiene rules, earrings for pierced ears cannot be returned or exchanged unless they are faulty.
Once the item of jewellery is received, you will be contacted to confirm that the refund has been made. We strongly recommend that you use a recorded delivery service as Ava Design cannot be responsible for any items lost in post. Please note that your post and packaging and any taxes incurred will not be refunded unless the item is faulty.