I’m at the Tucson gem show on a buying trip from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 2016, which means Theodora is minding the shop. She is notoriously bad at filling orders, so if you buy anything between those dates it won’t be delivered until I return to Vancouver.

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But if you see a piece you want on the website, I would recommend you reserve it.

In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of some of some pearl designs that are so limited I don’t put them in the online shop. I’m calling this my Suffragette line — a big, bold baroque pearl crowned with purple and green stones. These were the campaign colours for the Suffragettes fighting for the vote in the early 20th century.

Who says you can’t fight for your rights and be stylish too?

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And here’s a variation on the style. These baroque peacock pearls are topped with a frill of iolite, cubic zirconia, and amethysts to bring out the shades of purple in the iridescent pearls. They recently found their way into fundraiser for a children’s hospital.

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