Our World of Wonderful
Building a world of wonderful is a journey of adventure and discovery. Our story started with one man and his fascination with pearls. Today, his vision is shared by his family and a dedicated team of friends and the millions of visitors who have come to see us in Jersey and beyond, and we hope you enjoy it too.
Our 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; that’s around 10 million people who can open their jewellery boxes, see our crown and be reminded of a special time in their lives.
Today our 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 our beautiful jewellery. This is how we know that big ideas really can happen, and so our world of wonderful continues to grow in new ways every year.
Came here in 1997, came back with family in 2003 for our 25th anniversary. Came again this year for my wife’s 61st birthday. Just keeps getting better. Well done!
Andrew Carrothers, County Down, N.Ireland