I love working with freshwater pearls – they come in such a myriad of shapes and sizes. When choosing pearls the most important thing to me is that they should have a superb lustre. Without this they look chalky and dull. The lustre of the pearl is what makes them so flattering to wear – they light up a neckline and look fabulous as earrings. They exude a timeless glamour whether the wearer is 20 or 90. Alongside the classic styles of pearl necklace, I have developed some more colourful combinations by adding coral, citrine and carnelian for a bit of extra zing!