Pearl Jam

By: Carol Tisch

1 Segue effortlessly from day to evening in cultured pearls mixed with quartz for light and dimension in a necklace ($135) crafted by local designer Lana Shelden for The Met Fashion House, Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 388-1772. 2 Big, bold baroque pearl and black diamond confections by Gellner […]


Pearl Necklace

1 Segue effortlessly from day to evening in cultured pearls mixed with quartz for light and dimension in a necklace ($135) crafted by local designer Lana Shelden for The Met Fashion House, Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 388-1772.

2 Big, bold baroque pearl and black diamond confections by Gellner of Germany contrast in locally crafted pieces like this 40-inch necklace of bronze freshwater pearls and topaz beads ($400). Optional Art, 119 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-4400.

3 Dive into a trove of original designs at Coffrin’s, where necklaces are crafted from baroque pearls of exceptional size, shown in blush pink ($1,750). Coffin Jewelers, 1829 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6871.

4 Clusters of baroque and keshi pearls are hand-picked by designer Barb McSweeney to fashion one-of-a-kind necklaces like this 14K gold-filled strand ($1,900). barbmcsweeney.com, (941) 350-8742.

5 Eye-popping Tahitian pearls are mixed with chocolate and champagne diamonds ($13,750) at McCarver and Moser, 482 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-3666.