Summer 2013 - Panda Pearls
Summer 2013 Edition
We're off to Broome!
Perliculture exploration in July
Nundah Village | Brisbane
Love my Pearls!
My PandaPearls were
a stand out and a great
conversation piece at a
Blanc de Blanc Party. We're
planning a PandaPearls trip
from the Gold Coast soon.
P.S. I wear them daily. Wouldn't
be me without my pearls!
Winners are grinners
"Girls just wanna have fun!"
Thanks Anne-Marie for having
the faith to include PandaPearls
in your conference planning!
You know we love you guys
I'm the very lucky woman, whose husband
bought the winning ticket for the lovely pearls that
you donated to the Karuna Christmas Markets.
When I first got the phone call to say that we had
won the pearls, I decided that we would offer them to my stepdaughter who is
getting married in May for her to wear on her wedding day.
However, when I saw the pearls for the first time, I realised that there is no
way that I would part with them! 'LOL' I absolutely adore them! I'm a 'purples /
blue / teals' kind of girl so they match in with the outfits I usually wear. I wore the
necklace today and the feel of the pearls was gorgeous. So thank you so much
as these will give me so much pleasure in the years to come.
Regards, Maria Goodwin
Main image: Quest Newspaper feature
itself on helping our
ladies adorn their
pearls with their
very own heirlooms.
One of the most
we had was from
a very special customer who
treasured her Fathers' Changi war
jewellery he made whilst a prisoner
of war in Singapore. She is now able
to proudly wear adorning her pearls!
Please speak to Christie about
your own restringing or individual
enhancer requirements, she’s
extremely patient (unlike Panda) and
an asset to the PandaPearls team!
andaPearls absolutely loved attending the
CRANAplus Conference in Cairns. A highlight was
meeting Justice Michael Kirby (retired) and listening
to his eloquent welcome address.
Further highlights included 'Disco Donna' on the dance
floor of the Sebel Cairns with Mark from Air Ambulance
NSW. We hope he’s now out of plaster!
'Camilla Kaftan Deb' doing the Gangman Style dance with all the rural
and remote nurses from the Kimberley to remotest Cape York! Followed
perhaps by just hearing the stories of Roberta and Marj who have spent
years, quite often on their own administering health aid to people in the
remotest of outback Australia!
Thank you CRANAplus it was a pleasure to attend. We will forever be
humbled by your invitation and congratulations on your ‘pearl’ anniversary
honouring 30 years of rural and remote nursing in the Australian outback.
We will remember it as the best conference PandaPearls have attended,
where we met some unforgettable, unique and beautiful people!
Get that book published! See you in Darwin 2013!
Main image: PandaPearls CRANAplus sponsorship page
1. Classic 13mm pearls and 15 carat cut quartz enhancer $999 set 2. Antique taxidermy butterfly collection $450
3. Semi precious strands from $199 4. Jumbo baroque strands $750 antique cameo $1495 5. 52cm white strand
with pink quartz enhancer $350 6. Pearls and semi precious in sterling enhancer $550 set 7. 11mm pearls
with 1927 Masons Badge in solid sterling and enamel $750 8. Crystal decanters in perfect condition from $99
9. ‘Birdcage’ enhancer in SS with semi precious $99 10. Original Aboriginal watercolour $2200 details on request
11. Crystal decanter with sterling ‘lion’ lid $950 12. Cameos and various enhancers from $50 13. Ruby heart on
baroque pearls $750 set 14. Vintage fur lapin, marmot, mink, fox fur coat collection from $199 15. Scottish cedar
set of drawers $2900 16. Antique perfume bottles from $39
17. PandaPearls famous Shell and Cameo Collection 18. Sterling snake with pearl and ruby $299, baroque pearls
from $450 19. Crocodile, zebra, ostrich and lizard vintage handbag collection from $149 20. Enhancer treasures
from $99 21. Industrial antique fi le drawers from $250 22. Collection of pearls with enhancers from $350
23. Antique mahogany bedroom chair $299, large clam shells from $99 24. Pink baroque pearl strands from $499
25. Pink/White/Black coin pearl strands with antique vesta boxes from $499 26. Mother of pearl inlaid desk $799
27. Mabe pearl ring in 9ct yellow/rose gold $499 28. Sterling silver enhancer $99 29. Baroque pearls on solid
sterling posts $199 30. Gorgeous bur walnut cabinet @1880 $1900 31. Lapin knee length coat $299 32. Mabe pearl
on 12mm creamy white pearls $350 set 33. Bespoke antler and mahogany Table $2400, Antler Candleabra $799
We're off to Broome!
f you’re looking for the PandaPearls
Team in July, apologies in advance!
We’re all in Broome! The team
including 'Glamorous Gladys', who
is also gracing us with her presence,
are heading off to experience the
magic of the Australian pearling
industry... Broome, WA!
We’ve all worked hard and it’s the
perfect time to witness the famous
‘staircase to the moon’ and the
girls to marvel first hand at the
spectacular advances in
Anyone free to run the
shop for a week?
Photo Credit: Hillary Clinton
Did you know that by
wearing a PandaPearls strand,
they could have been strung by
our principal pearl re-threader
'Pinky' who works by special
request for the US Embassy to
re-thread and source pearls for
Anyone notice Mrs Obama
and Mrs Romney each wearing
magnificent pearl strands in
the lead up to the US election?
“A word of kindness is seldom spoken in
vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as
the pearls slipping from a broken string.”
George Dennison Prentice (1802 - 1870)
Oh what a night!
Thanks Amanda for a
simply amazing evening! Your
Talented staff, beautiful shop
and your sparkling generous
personality made this a night
We will be talking for a very
long time about your beautiful
pearls and enhancers. Thank
you so much for allowing us to
enter the wonderful world of
I can thoroughly
recommend Panda Pearls as
the best private function I have
experienced in many years.
Prince of Peace School
for two of Wisdom
It was lovely to meet you all and visit
your wonderful shop. My Mum Joan
(above) was delighted when I picked
her up and gave her the beautiful
pearls. Of course she doesn't want to
accept them, so we have agreed to
share them. PandaPearls have made
two ladies very happy.
Thank you for supporting Mary's
fundraising, she is such a lovely lady
and has helped Mum enormously
during her treatments in hospital.
Pearl is the ofﬁcial birth
stone for the month of June.
The name ‘Margaret’
Pearls are considered to
offer the power of love,
money protection and luck.
They are thought to keep
Natural pearls are
made without human
PACKING HER PASSPORT PANDA!
Follow our PandaPearls
Adventures on Facebook as
we go on the road taking
our beautiful pearls & antique
enhancers to every corner
99 Buckland Road
Nundah Village Qld 4012
Photo Credits: Broome australiantraveller.com, Cairns wallpapersbest.net, Canberra / Perth / Darwin /
Townsville / Hobart wikipedia.org, Sydney awesome-pics-forever.blogspot.com.au, Uluru gloster.com
“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens”
“Do the best you can and never stop”
Steven Wiltshire, Autistic & UBS star
Congrats to Carmen, winner of the
Naturally Resourceful Summit raffle
It’s all about PandaPearls
at QMDC Toowoomba at
the moment! The girls were
extremely excited and thankful
for your generous gift and have
been parading their Pearls
around the office. Such a lovely
sight! Thank you for supporting
the ‘Naturally Resourceful’
On a personal level I am
loving my pearls and sterling
silver Vesta Box. I have had
lots of lovely comments
and I now have a piece I will
treasure. I sent down Holly
from our office, she was so
happy that your staff helped
her choose some pearls for her
Kindest regards, Deb Suey
Chicks in Pink
Mater Chicks in Pink Brunch
was a fantastic success and we
couldn’t have done it without
your support. Thanks for being
the breast ever!
Chicks in Pink
Epilepsy Qld Inc
Thank you once again for your
wonderful support and kind donation
of a pearl necklace and earrings that
we raffled at our Melbourne Cup lunch
at the Qld Cricketers’ Club.
We are very excited to advise that we raised
$2273 from the raffle alone.
The winner was delighted with her prize –
and rightly so! Your support means the world
to us – and no doubt many other charities
Epilepsy Qld Inc
“Anyone who lives within
their means, suffers from a
serious lack of imagination”
Chicks in Pink brunch
“Just wanted to say that
your service is wonderful”
Evonne from PRD Nundah
34. South Sea and leather bracelet $499, chokers $599 35. Burmese ruby enhancer on baroque 15mm pearls $999 set,
Miniature vesta box on pearls $599 set 36. Baroque pearls with costume heart enhancer $499 37. Sterling perfume bottle
on teardrop pearls $750 38. Estate ring, tormalene 18ct with pave set diamonds $1900 39. Huge collection of cameo’s POA
40. Create your own pearl strand, come in for make to measure 41. Coco Chanel inspired pearls with black vintage beads
$199 42. Eclectic and the wonderful 43. Victorian rare cameo belt buckle $399 44. Masons badges @1928 on 12mm classic
pearls $450 45. The ‘famous’ PandaPearls triple twists $350 46. Bespoke blocks NFS 47. Celebrate your 50th, 60th, 70th or
80th with Australian coin enhancers $60 48. Baroque opera strand (can also be worn as a triple) $1499 49. Dresden/Meissen
figurines prices on application 50. Keshi pearls in assorted colours from $650 51. Bur walnut glorious wardrobe $3900
Did you know that PandaPearls can create
pretty pearl bracelets in your corporate
colours. Recently made for NAB and Coca
Cola as well as our exclusive range for private
schools including St Margaret’s, Glennie,
St Rita’s and Clayfield College.
PandaPearls can also customise Gift
Cheques/Vouchers and send anywhere...
beautifully black and white boxed, silk ribbon
– done with style! Speak to Christie or Donna.
A great pleasure to meet
you at Collectorama and just
loving my necklace. Today is
my birthday and Ooooh what
a surprise to pick up a parcel
from PandaPearls from the
Post Office. Even more of a
surprise to open said parcel!
The earrings are absolutely
“divine”. When I visited your
store I did not see anything to
I am meeting Lynn and
several other ladies for
champa’s this afternoon so will
hang these superb specimens
from my ears and watch every
mouth fall open!!
Thank you so much for the
care you have taken to choose
these beautiful pearls.
Deb & Amanda, Emerald 1974
“Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest
thing in the world” Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696)
52. Opera strands featuring semi precious, cloisonné, jade, amber from $299 53. Pretty PandaPearls bracelets $20
each or 3 for $50 54. Victorian sovereign case in SS $299 55. Baroque white 55cm pearls with SS clasp and 18ct
quartz enhancer wrapped in SS $999 the set 56. Swarovski and sterling harmony balls $99 57. Mabe pearl heart
enhancer in SS $299 58. Pearl bracelets from $99 59. 60’s style pearl and sterling set rings $199 60. Marcasite and semi
precious rings $99 61. Genuine croc handbag $299 62. Victorian large vesta case, hand etched $299 63. Enhancers
from $99 64. Aust. made mabe ring surrounded in diamonds set in 9ct white/rose/yellow $999 65. Scottish style
memorial locket set with semi precious sapphire/ruby/garnet and emerald $495 66. Smokey quartz enhancer $199
67. Onyx, marcasite and sterling earrings $199 68. Magnificent ‘Goddess of Wine’ shell carved huge cameo $1395
69. Marcasite and sterling rings from $49 70. Unique triple twist strand of pearls and treasures $350
71. Keshi pearls and vesta box dated 1861 $899 72. 8ct Amethyst, white sapphire in rose gold ring $899
73. Black pearl and miniature vesta box $599 74. French perfume bottle enhancer $249 75. ‘Roger’ taxidermy
treasure 76. Antique cameo in 9ct $399 77. Mabe pearl in 9ct and sterling $245 78. Pearl earrings from $20
79. ‘Downton Abbey’ style pink crystal lamp $599
80. Sterling perfume bottle enhancer $149
81. Chatelaine mirror in sterling enhancer $199 82. Semi precious blue agate with enhancer $699
83. Shell enhancer in sterling $99 84. Baroque earrings $199 85. Pearls and morano glass set in 9ct $999
86. 58cm classic pearls with cut quartz enhancer in sterling $999
Who would you sit next to on
long haul ﬂight - Business Class?
A Richard Roxburgh
G Maggie Tabberer
Dream Dinner Party guests?
A Princess Diana, Nancy Wake,
and my Mum
G JFK, Frank Sinatra and
A garden isn’t complete without?
A Water of course, and all that
Gladys has in her garden!
G Roses, camellias, aggies and
my favourite... orchids
What’s on your Bucket List?
A To publish my book
G Find a rambling, rundown old
house and garden with great
bones, create a fabulous B&B
and start a cooking school
Most extravagant purchase?
A Antique Taxidermy Zebra
G Buying ‘Harwat’ House in
Moama, renovating and opening
for business mid 2013! Tourism
Awards here we come!
What do you think the royal baby
will be named?
A Diana Elizabeth
George Shakespeare Michael
G Gladys Lorraine
99 Buckland Road
Nundah Village Qld 4012
07 3256 8418
ell what another successful
fundraiser Sidewalk Sunday.
I want to take my hat off to
you and thank you for your efforts in
staging another much loved Community
Based Market Day. It is a very big effort
to use your own store and surrounds
and supplies in staging a day such as
yesterday Ovarian Cancer Research is
such a worthy cause and the funds raised
will go a long way in helping them find a
cure, I'm quite sure.
You have been my 'partner in crime
and crazy activities' for so many years now. I sincerely thank you, for
being you, my friend, my business partner and part of our family. Your
generosity overwhelms me at times and is much appreciated by all
who know you. Every success for all of your endeavours in 2013,
I know you will go places.
Helen Davis, Sivad Designs
28 Apr •
24 Feb •
8 Sept (N
24 Nov 2
DID YOU KNOW...
That our Sidewalk Sunday helped in
raising a total combined effort of over
$16,000 for the Geebung Special
School? We look forward to seeing you
at our next Sidewalk Sunday!
Product photography thanks to Chris George & Style Magazine