About

What is NotYourMother’s Pearls?

Remember that first pearl necklace you got from your mother or grandmother?  The one you inherited for your Sweet 16 or wedding day?  Beautiful though it was, a pearl necklace was always a classic but stuffy formal addition to an outfit or event.  NotYourMother’s Pearls is anything but that!

 

I have always loved pearls.  No matter what I wore I always felt beautiful if I added a pearl necklace, bracelet or earrings.  I loved the luster, the texture, the feel and weight of them around my neck, and how they magically glowed against my skin.  But in truth, what I didn’t love was that they were, well, boring. Unlike a perfectly matched, perfectly round traditional strand of pearls, NotYourMother’s Pearls each have a unique personality.  Freshwater pearls come in every color, every shape, size and texture, which means that every design makes a unique statement.  With freshwater pearls I found I could add so much more interest and dimension without losing a pearl’s signature luster, brilliance and feel. I became obsessed with finding and wearing freshwater pearl jewelry that fit all my moods and styles.

 

As a Psychologist, my work can be very cerebral and left-brain.  Creating my designs, and then stringing or knotting them together is for me an expressive, meditative experience that is deeply satisfying.  It is my pleasure to share these pieces with you or to collaborate together and design a special piece that you will love.

 

Custom Designs

I’m happy to design a necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings for you using any combination of pearls, colored silk, and crystal or silver findings, and clasp type.  Please use the Contact page to explain what you envision and allow me to custom design a piece uniquely for you.

 

*Pearls for Girls*

How come only grown-ups wear pearls?  No good reason at all!  *Pearls for Girls* offers safe and lovely pearl designs for little girls of all ages.  All necklaces come with your choice of break-away magnetic clasps, or extension clasps that can grow with your child.  Choose a colorful mixture of pinks and whites, tiny white beads with shiny Swarovski crystals, or more traditional designs, depending on your daughter’s personal style.

All necklaces and bracelets can be purchased individually or together as a set.

 

Retail

NotYourMother’s Pearls designs, formerly on display at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, can now be found at Lyn Evans stores in Concord and Wellesley MA, or at the Dedham Womens Exchange in Dedham MA