Pearls are a precious gemstone and among the oldest known gems of our world. Historically, pearls have been a symbol of beauty and a metaphor for something rare, fine and valuable. It's the only gemstone that is created by a living creature.
Pearls are created by oysters, mussels and various other mollusk species. Most authentic pearls, including those that we source, are cultured or farmed, by inserting an irritare into a mollusk, after which the mollusk lays down concentric layers of nacre until a pearl is formed. The iridescent nacre is the hallmark of a real pearl i.e. the Mother of Pearl. The difference between a non-cultured pearl and a cultured pearl is that the irritant, such as seawater sand or dust, finds its own way into the oyster.
South Sea Pearls
For our new collection we use South South Pearls; one of nature’s most unique pearls and the most valuable type of cultured pearl on the market today. These pearls are generally much larger than other pearl types and have a unique luster quality, making it distinctive and valuable. South Sea Pearls are formed in two years in their host oyster - Pinctada maxima - in areas throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Akind pearls are sourced from the crystal-clear waters off Australia and Indonesia.
A baroque pearl is characterized by its irregular shape, size and luster. As we instantly fell in love with baroque-shaped pearls, we decided to use them instead of the conventional round pearls that are found in most classic jewelry designs. We love their perfect imperfections, and the deep lustre that makes the pearl seem to glow from within.
To stay true to our values, we partnered with a sustainable pearl farm accredited to the MSC standard, which ensures that a pearl comes from a sustainable source - grown in harmony with the natural marine environment. To achieve this, our pearl farms restrict commercial fishing and provide protection of marine life. Their farm infrastructure conversely provides for marine life to grow and thrive.