Take a look at our offering and it is likely obvious that we love our pearls...
The Olympia Cypriot Earrings. Shop here.
Formed within the shell of a pearl oyster, they are a highly prized gem - so valued have they been in history, that pearl jewels were often buried with their owners.
While it isn't known exactly when or how the first pearl was discovered, there are many legends surrounding this mythical stone. Believed to be the tears of the gods according to Ancient Greek mythology, they also symbolise generosity, integrity and loyalty - perhaps why they are often worn by brides on their special day (and a wonderful gift idea, if you or someone you love has impending nuptials on the horizon).
In ancient Asian cultures, the pearl also represented the journey of the soul or spirit along the path to perfection. The smooth wholeness and seemingly “magical” appearance of pearls in lifeforms as plain as oysters indicated the presence of divinity.
We are always conscious to ensure there are pearls present in every collection
we curate and design. As well as their rich histories, we love them for their unique texture and adaptable nature - they have the ability to be worn at both uber-casual and the most formal of occasions alike.
Olympia Bibiana Baroque Pearl Necklace. Shop here.
Within our Olympia
collection, we use all-natural pearls.
Recently we introduced Biwa pearls, via our Deity
earrings. Hailing from Lake Biwa in Japan they are uniquely shaped, organic oblong pearls. Though most often we work with natural Baroque pearls, as seen in our Buena Earrings, below.
The Olympia Buena Earrings. Shop here.
The soft, lustrous orbs are commonly associated with the moon thanks to their spherical shape and light tone - a connection that is further reinforced by the moon’s close relationship with the sea – where pearls are born.
As tonight happens to be the Harvest Moon - the longest, most magical full moon of the year, in celebration, we are offering 20% OFF
all items which feature pearls across both Vintage
which feature pearls on our site.
Simply enter PEARLMOON at checkout or click this
link to have the discount automatically applied to any pieces.Flash sale ends 11.59pm on Monday16 September.
Happy Full Moon Weekend, lovers xx