The Queen of Gems

They are small treasures found in all bodies of water. They have a mystical, almost bewitching quality once revealed.

The Queen of Gems, as pearls are known, have enchanted admirers for thousands of years. The first known record of pearls was written by a Chinese historian in 2206 B.C.

Fast forward to the early 1900s, and it was Kokichi Mikimoto who began to perfect pearl culturing. The famed women who are most associated with pearls share one thing in common – classic style. From Coco Chanel who declared “a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls” to Elizabeth Taylor who wore the 50.56 carat La Peregrina, the pearl remains a timeless jewel. Audrey Hepburn made partying all night long look elegant with four strands of pearls draped perfectly below the nape of her neck, while having Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

And it’s the women of Polynesia for whom the black pearl serves as an enhancement, an extension almost, of their perpetually sun-kissed skin. Far from being ostentatious, pearls are subtle, like a soft whisper. Even Marilyn Monroe who declared “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” received a strand of pearls from Joe DiMaggio on their honeymoon.

Created with the same sophistication in mind, Afew Jewels Aquila Bracelet gilds your arm.
Without having to choose between diamonds and pearls, the Aquila is at once both delicate and stunning. Worn by the confident woman, she slips on the Aquila as an accent to her own already evident beauty.G. Leimgruber