Pearls, Pearls, Pearls April 06 2014, 0 Comments

Pearls bring to mind vintage Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, classic images of Jackie O, my grandmother on a Sunday morning, my mom getting dressed for a dinner out, and my wedding day. I am also reminded of my first real pair of pearl earrings, my aunt gave my sister and I her Tiffany’s pearl earrings when we were teenagers. We thought these were the most beautiful, shiny pearls in the world, and had to decide how to share them, should we each wear one earring? Trade the pair back and forth? I was in college halfway across the country, so we vowed to ship them back and forth every six months. I secured them for the first six month rotation, never shipped them to her, lost them in my dorm room, and found them five years later in my home in the Midwest. I then returned them to her for her rotation, hoping she wouldn’t keep them for another five years. I have to say that my mom’s jewelry business opening up in this timeframe did help, as my sister was able to enjoy the vintage jewelry just a few steps away! We inherited her love of pearls, like mother like daughters.

Now, we wear pearl necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that she has designed and created. She still ships me pieces to wear, and I try to return them…but I am in love with her pearl designs. One of my favorite pieces uses freshwater pearls that are elongated with a vintage angel piece hanging from it. Another piece has three strands of white pearls with a pop of color in a bright pink flower. I am grateful that she has saved a few necklaces for me, but there are so many more. Check out the pearls this week in her necklace and bracelet collection and remind yourself why you love to wear pearls.