We love pearls and we want you to love them, too! Because each pearl has a character all its own, we take the time to hand select the pearls for each piece we make, so they blend together seamlessly.
Freshwater pearls are produced by mussels that live in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. They are generally milky white in color and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Freshwater pearls are very durable, resisting chipping and wear and tear. China has been producing freshwater pearls since 2206 B.C. and remains the world’s leading producer today.
Tahitian or “Black” pearls come from the black-lipped oyster, which lives in the waters off Tahiti and the French Polynesian Islands. These oysters are very large, often 12 inches in diameter and weigh as much as 10 pounds, which accounts for the larger than average size of Tahitian pearls. Tahitian pearls are grey to black in color with green, blue or rose overtones.
The South Sea pearls are the most precious of our pearls and the most expensive. They come from silver-lipped and gold-lipped oysters found in the South Sea between the northern coast of Australia and the southern coast of China. As with the Tahitians, these are larger pearls due to the size of the oysters. The warm waters account for their satiny luster. The South Seas display more color variations than other varieties of pearls ranging from white, the most typical, to silver and gold.