July 31, 2009
One long sale.
Drapers magazine reports that high street retailers are likely to continue discounting through to the first half of 2010 to help lure shoppers, according to a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The survey of 100 high street retailers showed that 90% were currently on Sale and that discount levels were above 60%. We at Mai Pearls know that the customer at this particular time is looking for stylish new accessories but at affordable prices and that is why we permanently have a 25% off sale page that is constantly changing, offering the customer great choice at a great discount. So keep checking the sale pages for gorgous new pieces of pearl jewellery.
Posted: July 31, 2009 12:27 PM
July 30, 2009
Beat the lack of sunshine blues...
If any of you are feeling a little cheesed off with the lack of sunshine that we have had this summer, then may I suggest a little online shopping as a little pick me up? Why not make the most of the summer sales but from the comfort of your home or office, making sure you keep out of the rain and stay dry. Plus you will get that excited feeling as your parcel arrives and you begin to unwrap it, like Christmas has come early! Have a look at our summer sale online for 25% off stunning pearl jewellery including pearl earrings, pearl pendants, pearl necklaces and pearl bracelets.
Posted: July 30, 2009 12:11 PM
July 28, 2009
National Wedding Show
Mai Pearls are delighted to be exhibiting at the National Wedding Show this autumn in Olympia, London from 2nd - 4th October. Come and visit us on stand C64 and get a voucher offering 10% off online purchases or 10% off sales at the exhibition saving postage and packaging charges of £4.99. Be inspired by a fabulous selection of bridal must haves and get lots of things ticked off your to do list all in one day!
Posted: July 28, 2009 11:31 AM
July 24, 2009
We at Mai Pearls are delighted to report that according to Fashion Director Hilary Alexander, on the Autumn Winter 09/10 catwalks John Galliano used long, snake-like ropes of gilt, festooned with elaborate, embossed miniature shields, coins, discs and you guessed it, pearls. If a Galliano creation is off your budget, then perhaps try reinventing an old outfit from your wardrobe with some pearl jewellery accessories. Take a look at Mai Pearls website for gorgous pearl jewellery including pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets, pearl pendants and pearl earrings. Whats more is many designs are now in the sale!
Posted: July 24, 2009 03:07 PM
July 23, 2009
End of Season Necklace Sale
Just when you possibly thought that things couldn't get much better, we have done it again! We have now added pearl necklaces to the end of season sale, all with 25% off. So hurry to before they fly off the virtual shelves!
Posted: July 23, 2009 12:38 PM
July 22, 2009
Mai Pearls are delighted to now be stocked in Suzanne Neville's elegant Knightbridge, London boutique. For the past two decades Suzanne Neville has designed couture wedding dresses with a definate wow factor. It is her eye for detail that has ensured the pieces that she creates are of a high quality. A selection of Mai Pearls bridal pearl earrings can now be found in the Knightsbridge boutique.
Posted: July 22, 2009 12:10 PM
July 20, 2009
End of Season Sale
The Mai Pearls End of Season Sale has finally begun! 25% off selected pearl earrings and pearl pendants with pearl necklaces to follow in the next couple of weeks. Perfect for a little pick me up or perhaps a friends birthday or even early Christmas shopping!
Posted: July 20, 2009 12:06 PM
July 15, 2009
Mai Pearls will be selling their stunning pearl jewellery Thursday 16th July at the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup semi finals at Cowdray Polo Club, Midhurst from 10am - 6pm. Mai Pearls will be offering 10% off purchases over £40, a great mid season jewellery offer. We will also be selling alongside The Shirt Company who sell beautiful white shirts to suit every body shape.
Posted: July 15, 2009 10:38 AM
July 13, 2009
Last month Mai Pearls was delighted to have had some of their jewellery featured in Woman's Weekly! It was an article on how to dress an outfit up and then how to dress it down, depending on the occasion. To view this great piece of publicity or to see what other magazines Mai Pearls has been featured in recently, visit our press page.
Posted: July 13, 2009 05:27 PM
July 08, 2009
Vogue reports this month that, "Autumn Winter 2009 is a season in which black dominates, along with urban grey. However, indigo tones - from smoky teal to luscious purple - are the shades that mesmerise. Wear by day in a solid block of colour..., or mixed with earthy shades of mushroom and taupe. And for eveningwear, target light-reflecting silks or velvets to showcase these exquisite shades at their most intense. Mai Pearls will be launching the Autumn Winter 09 collection at the beginning of September, so keep an eye out for more beautiful pearl jewellery.
Posted: July 8, 2009 10:21 AM
July 06, 2009
The Affair of the Pink Pearl
Whilst I was at the Lincolnshire County Show the week before last selling Mai Pearls jewellery, one gentleman reminded me of the Agatha Christie tale. Now that I am back in the office, I have been able to look it up and I thought that I would share it with you.
This has been taken from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. "Tommy sorts out a pile of books in the office. They are a number of volumes of famous detective stories and he thinks it would be a good idea to base their techniques on the different styles of their fictional counterparts. He has also bought a good camera for taking photographs of footprints and "all that sort of thing".
They receive a client. It is a young woman named Miss Kingston Bruce. She lives in Wimbledon with her parents and last night one of their guests lost a valuable pink pearl. They do not wish to call in the police yet and the Blunts were recommended to them by Lawrence St. Vincent who was also one of the guests.
The Beresfords travel to Wimbledon and meet Colonel Kingston Bruce. He proudly tells them that Lady Laura Barton, daughter of the late Earl of Carroway, is staying with them together with an American couple, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Betts, who wanted to meet a titled lady. During a bridge game after dinner, the clasp of Mrs. Betts' pearl pendant necklace broke. She laid it down on a small table and forgot to take it upstairs. The next morning, the necklace was still there but the pearl itself had gone. Aside from the Kingston Bruce's, the Betts, Lady Laura and St. Vincent, the only other guest was a Mr. Rennie who is paying court to Miss Kingston Bruce. Her father doesn't like or trust the man as he is a socialist. No one has been allowed to leave the house since the pearl was discovered to be missing except for their daughter when she went to the Blunts. They are given approval to search the house as part of their investigations.
Tommy tries to look impressive by using his new camera whilst Tuppence tactfully questions the servants. They overhear a scrap of conversation between Mrs. Kingston Bruce and her daughter about someone hiding a teaspoon in their muff and wonder who this can be. Later on, Tuppence ferrets out of Lady Laura's French maid, Elise, that her employer is something of a kleptomaniac and five times in the past items have gone missing when she had been staying at friend's houses. They start searching Lady Laura's bedroom and bathroom, momentarily getting stuck in the latter room when Elise cannot open the door. Tommy takes pictures in the bedroom with Elise's assistance and then quietly tells Tuppence that he has an idea and has to go out to pursue it. In the meantime, she is not to let Lady Laura out of the house.
Some time later Tommy returns with Inspector Marriot of Scotland Yard. They go straight back to the bathroom and cut the cake of soap in half. Inside it is the pearl. The reason Elise couldn't open the door was that she had soap on her hands after depositing the pearl there. Tommy's photographs included one of the maid and she handled one of the glass slides, thus leaving her fingerprints. The Yard have identified her from their records as a missing criminal and arrested her. Being the maid of a lady suspected of kleptomania was the best cover she could have."
Posted: July 6, 2009 11:03 AM