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Maxine Symons



When describing pearls there is often some confusion over the terms

real, natural & cultured.

Natural pearls are created by the mollusc alone, with no intervention from man –

they are extremely rare and very expensive.

Nowadays the vast majority of the world’s pearls are cultured –

where something has been implanted into the mollusc

stimulating it to produce nacre – and thus, a pearl.

Whether seawater or freshwater,

cultured pearls are the pearls most readily available today.

Natural and Cultured pearls are both real in the sense that they grow inside a mollusc – imitation pearls do not.

Real cultured freshwater pearls

are available in an infinite variety of colours, both dyed and natural,

and many fascinating and inspiring shapes and sizes.


Many of the pieces that I make are unique,

as are the pearls themselves.

I like to allow each individual pearl to inspire the piece of jewellery that I create.


Above all,

I want to make jewellery

that will be worn.


Artisans Maxine's website Maxine Symons - 9ct gold earrings with large white pear-shaped pearls Maxine Symons - earrings with black and white pearls and handmade earrings hooks Simple handmade hook earrings with peach pearls by Maxine Symons 'Marquise' silver earrings with handmade earring hooks by Maxine Symons Maxine Symons - textured 'Celtic' silver earrings with white circled pearls  Maxine Symons - earrings with very unusual 'cross' pearls in natural colours Maxine Symons earrings with Black Tahitian seawater pearls and handmade silver earring hooks Maxine Symons' silver leaf earrings with white freshwater pearls and handmade earring hooks Wonderful naturallly coloured freshwater pearls in waterfall earrings by Maxine Symons

Maxine Symons

01736 796285



email Maxine Maxine Symons - stunning, lustrous large white freshwater pearl on sterling silver ring Maxine Symons - three tiny sterling silver rings with freshwater pearls Black Tahitian pearl ring by Maxine Symons Rings made with sterling silver and freshwater pearls by Maxine Symons Crowan Crafts - Maxine Symons - Freshwater pearl necklace with 9 ct gold Crowan Crafts - Maxine Symons - Charm bracelet with freshwater pearls, Black Tahitian pearls and genstone briolettes Crowan Crafts - Maxine Symons - 'Cross' pearls necklace with 9 ct gold