I love freshwater pearls. In 1993 I lived and worked in Hong Kong making jewellery where pearls were found in abundance and that is where I fell in love with them. The beautiful pearl is at the heart of my jewellery, and of every design, in every collection. No two pearls are the same and each stone has a different shape and lustre, each design a different way or spirit in which it can be worn. They are the most alluring of gems. Here is a wonderful sample of me using the unusual and striking biwa freshwater pearls, aquamarines, slate and rock crystals. Hong Kong was a wonderful and vibrant place to be, but all my jewellery tools rusted in the humidity!