SEARCH FOR JEWELS
So I was looking through my Pinterest boards to find my favourite recent images, and found I had pinned a few famous couples (ok so Dolly Parton and...
I've been on the lookout for some turquoise stones to make pendants with and finally found some great ones - they are now available in the Natural...
I just added some great star sign charms to the charms section - they are a great way to personalise your jewellery. Like most people, I often read...
ABOUT BLACK PEARL
Fiona Deffenbaugh is the designer behind Black Pearl. Obsessed with jewels and trinkets from an early age, she now sources an exciting array charms and pendants from all over the globe which she combines to make eclectic pieces of jewellery. The beauty of the collection is that you can choose your own charm combination to make a piece that is personal to you. Whether you go for charms of luck, animals, spiritual, religious, romantic or rock’n’roll you can create your own story, the possibilities are endless!
Fiona also sells at the Backyard Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Upmarket on Sundays. Both are indoor markets located just off Brick Lane in London - click here for the map. If you live nearby or are visiting the city do come by and say hi!
HISTORY 2005 - 2011
Black Pearl began as a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop, opening in 2005 just off Carnaby Street in central London. It was decorated in the style of a south seas Tiki Hut, but with a good dose of 1950s glamour. The walls and ceiling were entirely covered in bamboo, with decorative touches like leopard print wallpaper, red velvet curtains, a vintage cocktail cabinet and an antique cash register. As well as selling Black Pearl jewellery, the shop also sold lingerie, vintage clothing and accessories. Fiona ran and worked in the shop for six years, but everyone needs a change, right? So in January 2011 she closed the shop and decided to re-vamp the Black Pearl website and concentrate solely on making fabulous jewellery and selling it online. If you are curious as to what the shop looked like (or were a customer and fancy a trip down memory lane) check out this slideshow of photographs of the shop through the years.
THE BLACK PEARL LOGO
The Black Pearl logo of a hand holding a pearl was adapted from a piece of original artwork by tattoo artist Mo Coppoletta. It captures the essence of the brand, combining the exotic and tropical with art deco elegance. True black pearls are prized for their rarity and beauty, each one individual. I hope this is how you feel about your Black Pearl purchases!