It was an act of creativity, a conscious decision to take one of nature’s most beautiful gems and carve it, touching each with the hand of the artist. It was a revolutionary act. Not everyone was happy with what I did--especially those people who liked things done the way they’ve always been done. I treat each pearl like a canvas or a piece of clay and set out to create something bold, something beautiful, something unique. I believe I have accomplished this with our new “King Pearl” Collection."