a modern twist on the classic pearl

by Elisabeth, Coco Blanca

Pearls have remained the one fashion accessory that has withstood the test of time. An elegant natural beauty that has adorned some of the most iconic women in the world like Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Liz Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy. Timeless, sophisticated, elegant. Coco Chanel once said, “A woman is only as good as the light and peace she radiates.” Perhaps that’s why Coco felt, “a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” And no wonder, like a permanent flattering light on your face, the radiant light of pearls have a fabulous way of illuminating a women’s complexion.

While on a buying trip for Coco Blanca, I recently discovered a small husband-and-wife studio in Italy, where they use South Sea Baroque pearls to design the most fabulous pearl jewelry. Instead of the classic symmetrical string of pearls, they go for a bold chunky look, mixing large Baroque pearls with gorgeous smoke and champagne crystals tied together with linen, laminated and natural silk, leather and Italian threads. All the pieces are completely hand made in their quaint Italian studio. The result: a stunningly casual updated twist on a classic style! We’re so delighted about our exclusive partnership and can’t wait for you to come by Coco Blanca and see our newest collection. You’re guaranteed to fall in love!

Prices range from $160-$325.




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With a career in graphic design, photography, and marketing—creating an “it” brand comes naturally.

Using the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea—whites, neutrals and splashes of turquoise—Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion—blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style.


210 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Avatar Tara says:

    love love love all of these pieces!

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