It all started with a pearl necklace that my Dad gave me when I was 8 years old. It was my first pearl necklace and I thought pearls were so out of reach, that it would be my last. It is one of my most cherished gifts and I have worn those pearls to every special occasion of my life including graduation and my wedding day.
Years later, on a trip to Asia with my husband, I discovered gorgeous pearls in China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and beyond. These gems were high quality but competitively priced! And the dream of The Pearl Girls began….
I started by mailing pearls to my sister who owned an art gallery in Augusta, Georgia. She sold 100 pearl necklaces and had immediate requests for more. I knew other women were on board. They saw the value in what I was offering…. a valuable luxury that makes us feel good, look good and one that connects us to the ones we love.
I embarked on a lifelong study of these gems I love so much. I have my Graduate Pearls Diploma and Certificate in Pearl Grading from the Gemological Institute of America. I have studied pearls extensively and travel far and wide each year to tour pearl farms (I like to see the quality, working conditions and commitment to sustainability, firsthand!), meet suppliers, make new connections and continue learning more about the magic and beauty of pearls. With each day that passes, my passion and knowledge grow.
And, as for The Pearl Girls pearls? Well, I believe they are more than just pearls.
They’re life, love and the promise of what’s to come – all strung together as one.
One moment in time. One adventure to be had. One future for the taking.
I want to personally thank you for believing what we do and for choosing to be a Pearl Girl.