Symmetry and perfection are overrated. I’m a firm believer that things that are slightly off or a little messy are so much more interesting and memorable.
I’ll never say no to a beautiful, crystal clear diamond, but I’m obsessed with salt and pepper diamonds, full of inclusions and things that technically dirty them up but give them so much character. And a bouquet of fresh, unblemished roses is gorgeous, but I much prefer an unruly arrangement of wildflowers.
That’s why I’d never really been a fan of pearls for most of my life — perfectly round circles, all the same shape and size.
But then Baroque pearls came along and totally changed my mind; they’re bumpy and wobbly and asymmetrical, each one different from the next. Then I discovered stick pearls: longer, more rectangular, with all sorts of ridges and dips. They feel like modern versions of your grandmother’s pearls, and I became obsessed with creating simple designs that show them off.
My newest collection of pieces are all about those beautiful imperfections, with plenty of baroque and stick pearls, plus a sprinkling of Dalmatian jasper and cloudy crystal quartz. I’d love for you to check them out and let me know if you, too, are a fan of the perfectly imperfect.