[Excerpt from Blog]
My passion has been pearls since my mother purchased a ring with two mother of pearls (black and white) and separated by a diamond for my fourteenth birthday. Pearl is the birthstone of June, and I had graduated from junior high school (9th Grade) with meritorious honors. I also grew up in an era where the actresses wore diamonds and pearls. Exposed to high fashion at a very early age infused in me the desire to afford and wear them when I became an adult.