Jersey Pearl founder, Fred Scragg, noticed how people love to treat themselves on holiday, so he decided to build something extraordinary, that had never been seen. He set out to give holidaymakers a wonderful reminder of their time in Jersey.
Fred had travelled the world in his previous life as an inventor-slash-engineer and had fallen in love with pearls. He saw exciting possibilities for his idea and so set up a pearl specialist company in Jersey.
On the 5th May 1985, Fred and his family opened the doors of Jersey Pearl, a 15,000-square foot dedicated pearl showroom. On the first day, the car park was full of coaches and a queue stretched from the front door, all the way out to the main road.
Fred’s vision had become reality, and it was clear early on that people loved it. Fred not only sought out and hand picked the pearls he believed were truly special, but he also created a memorable place that helped people treasure holiday time together.
Since then, more than 30 million people have visited Jersey Pearl stores; that’s around 10 million people who can open their jewellery boxes, see the Jersey Pearl crown and be reminded of a special time in their lives.
Today the Jersey Pearl world of wonderful is dear to many – from the pearl farmers whose care and skill produces nature’s most beautiful organic gems, to the designers and artisans who create Jersey Pearl beautiful jewellery.
Jersey Pearl love of pearls led them to create the Jersey Pearl Crown and Signature standards, bestowed upon the finest real pearls, hand-picked from each season’s harvest.
Understanding pearl quality standards will help you choose the pearls with the right characteristics for you.
They grade their Freshwater pearls to the standards set by the GIA – the world authority on pearls.