Where do our pearls come from?

All of our pearls are sustainably cultivated in French Polynesia and come from a tiny island called Mangareva where only 1,239 people live.

 

Each pearl is cultivated by the local community and handpicked by me, which means that whenever you buy a piece of my jewellery you help to support the people in Mangareva. 

 

I quality check every single pearl, making sure that the lustre, shape, size and colour are perfect for you. 

 

No two pearls are the same, so you can be assured that your pearl is completely unique, just like you.

Pearl Grading

Pearl grading can feel complicated but it’s actually very simple. All of the pearls I use in my designs are AAA, or AA grade. 

AAA Pearls

These pearls are the highest quality pearls you can get. They are virtually flawless. To be considered a AAA pearl, the pearl must:  

- Have a very high lustre. This means that they are the shiniest, most radiant pearls you can get. 

- Have at least 95% of the surface free from any blemishes or defects. 

- These pearls are perfectly round 

- Have a thick nacre. This means that the shell of the pearl must be at least 0.4mm 

AA Pearls

AA pearls are a small step down from AAA pearls but they’re still stunning in their lustre and quality. AA pearls must: 

- Have a very high lustre. 

- Have at least 75% of the surface free from any defects or blemishes. 

- Have a thick nacre.