Officially the world's oldest gem, pearls have been held in high regard since before written language was introduced. Unlike gemstones or metals that are mined from the earth, a living mussel produces a fresh water cultured pearl. Until the start of the 20th century, the only way of collecting pearls was through divers risking their lives at depths of up to 100ft to retrieve the pearl oysters.
Today, fresh water pearls are farmed and produced using fresh water mussels. Our hand-selected pearls embellish our new collection of sterling silver earrings and pendants sets. Pearls have been presented as gifts for thousands of years, and here is our contribution to such tradition.