seed pearl


: a very small and often irregular pearl
: minute pearls imbedded in some binding material

Examples of seed pearl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From demure seed pearl strings to decadent opera necklaces accented with gemstones, versatility is precisely what cements the best pearl necklaces as timeless staples, according to MATEO founder and designer Matthew Harris. Jennifer Jenkins,, 19 Apr. 2023 Designed by Reville of London, it was covered with sheer silk fabric and featured crystal beading in the design of a rose trellis, seed pearls, and Honiton lace edging. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023 The gown, which was made of Duchesse satin from Scotland and silk, turned out to be exquisite, with a 15-foot silk tulle train that attached at the shoulders and a bodice encrusted with 10,000 seed pearl and diamanté crystals which formed flowers, roses, jasmine blossoms and ears of wheat. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2022 The silver buckle was studded with silver seed pearl detailing that matched her dress. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2022 When skewing timeless, consider layering a few pendants with a sleek snake chain or seed pearl strand. Laura Lajines, Glamour, 20 Aug. 2021 Among the heirlooms: an enamel and diamond cross with an onyx heart with the name of Victoria’s daughter Alice (who died in 1878 at age 35) under a coronet, and another onyx and seed pearl button holding a miniature portrait of the princess. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 13 Mar. 2021 Made of thin brass, the ring’s crown includes more than two dozen small seed pearls that encircle a plate of beveled glass. Stuart Sanders, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2019 Think baroque seed pearls, strung with bits of glass, and polished agate and bulbs of orange turquoise. Monica Kim, Vogue, 13 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seed pearl was in 1551

Dictionary Entries Near seed pearl

seed parent

seed pearl

seed piece

Cite this Entry

“Seed pearl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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