Little is known about the
origins of the 'Queen of Gems'.
Pearls were prized above all other gems by the Egyptians
and were the most expensive jewellery in the world.
The long history and allure of freshwater pearls ensures
their lasting popularity.
Freshwater pearls are noted for their beautiful soft
colours and lustre.
A great paradox of pearl history is that the less expensive
cultured pearls found on the market today,
can rival the quality of the most expensive natural