Despite their stuffy stereotype, pearls are one of the coolest stones and they’ve really been on our radar as of late. There is something so special about them that just can’t be achieved or recreated with any other stone, especially because they’re one of very few types of organic gemstones that exist - meaning they’re created by a living being (bravo, Mother Earth). And because of how they’re created, each one is completely unique and reflects their organic nature. Pretty rad, right?
For this collection, we used Akoya cultured pearls produced by Japan’s Akoya oysters. Known for their brilliant shine and rich color, they’re the most popular pearl and also the most elegant. And while the most prevalent pearls you see are white and cream, this particular type can range from pink to light green, even blue and silver. Similar to diamonds, pearls can have imperfections which is actually how you can tell they’re natural.
Inspired by the balance of modern architecture and soft ethereal beauty, we created this collection to upend everything you think you know about pearls. We’re in love with all of the designs in this collection, but some of the standalone pieces we’ve already snagged for our personal collections here at Marrow are the Chain Pearl Knockers and the Pearl Arch Bracelet. Both of these designs add some structure to an otherwise simple, classic design—think “Classic with a twist.”
By translating these timeless gems into more minimal designs that are anything but dated (Like the Pearl Choker necklace or the Pearl Arch Ring), you can easily infuse these stones into your everyday wear—no special occasion required.
Because of their delicate nature, be sure to take special care of these precious stones by wiping them with a soft cloth after each wear and occasionally washing them with warm, soapy water.
Be careful about wearing lotions and perfumes while wearing pearls since the acidity can eat away at the outer shell. And since they’re soft stones, they can chip easily so it’s best not to wear your pieces while working out or doing anything strenuous.
Pearls have always been a staple in jewelry, and we hope you love this refreshed take on a traditional gemstone as much as we do!
We caught up with Marrow Babe Rachael Lunghi of Siren Floral Co. and got some thoughts from this floral dream designer.