All throughout history pearls have been revered almost as much as fine gems. In more recent times, a gift of pearls were considered almost a rite of passage from schoolgirl to womanhood. Be it a demure pair of earrings to the bold statement of a strand of black Tahitians, pearls are always beautiful.
Pearls are a naturally-found gem that start out as a mere piece of grit, but eventually become the shimmery beads we’re familiar with thanks to sea mollusks. These small creatures see those pieces of grit as invaders, and coat them with multiple layers of nacre, which thickens to create the luminescent pearls we love to wear on our ears, necks, and wrists.