I have always associated pearls with special occasions and “grown-up” moments. You know, the type of occasion where you have to pull out that black blazer and act prim & proper. For me, there was no use for pearls in everyday life. In fact, when we first began throwing around ideas for what our brand would look like, I specifically said to Richard, “no pearls, ever.”
- Coin Pearls - round and flat, resembling a small coin. Due do their larger flat surface, this type of pearl reflects the light beautifully.
- Egg Pearls – you guessed it, similar to the shape of an egg or a pear, these are wider at the bottom and narrower on top.
- Stick Pearls – also known as BIWA, these pearls are narrow, long, and thin. They are great for long earrings or as the center dangle on a necklace.
- Keshi Pearls – the rarest of the bunch, and one of my personal favorites for various reasons. These are a result of the nucleus being rejected by the mollusk. The pearl continues to grow without a nucleus, and this creates their elongated and lustrous shape. Not only are these gorgeous, but they teach us a valuable life lesson. Rejection and tough times can shape us into something unique, beautiful, and rare.