A rich cashmere sweater, a buttery leather pencil skirt, a pair of expertly cut trousers… some pieces of fashion iconography are in a league all of their own. Timeless, elegant, and incredibly versatile, items of such ilk are designed to transcend the seasons and to be loved and worn for a lifetime. But what of fine jewellery? Diamonds are forever, this we know, but there’s another precious gem that rivals sparkly stones with its everlasting appeal.
The oldest known gem, pearls are synonymous with classic style. Before the introduction of high-end cultured pearls—those created by experts under meticulous conditions—the pearl