A pearl, the very name conjures images of lustrous jewels nestled deep in oysters far below the surface of the sea. Yet pearls are more than just jewels.
Since the beginning of time, pearls have been revered as one of the world's most beautiful and magical gems.
In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivalled beauty and its association with love and marriage.
Rich and adaptable, a lustrous star in the world of fine jewellery, a simple cultured pearl necklace can take a woman through every moment in her life.
The following pages will take you on a journey from foreign body to wondrous piece of jewellery.