The divine Lavalier pendants and earrings - inspired by the nautical nets and ropes used to harvest wild oysters - have been reimagined with an exquisite update: a single drop-set Australian South Sea Keshi pearl. Rare Keshi pearls, which take their name from the Japanese word for poppy seed, are coveted for their intense lustre and organic form.
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For the white and rose gold Lavalier designs, the Keshi pearl dangles from an intricate gold chain net containing a hand-selected Australian South Sea Pearl and studded with opals. Drooling yet? "I love the idea that opals are created from desert rains thousands of years ago and that our tiny Keshi pearls are created in the faraway oceans of the Kimberley," says Christine Salter, creative director and third generation member of the Paspaley family.
Paspaley hits 80 years this year and is celebrating during the month of the pearl with a series of luxe in-store events. Lusting after the Lavalier design? While you sip champagne and indulge in Paspaley pearl meat (it's the new caviar, don't you know?), pearl experts will be on hand to help serious customers select their own loose pearl for their Lavalier necklace or earrings. A girl can dream. Visit paspaley.com.