A Note from Shelley
The Story Behind The Journey
There have been four main cornerstones in my life - love, happiness, health and prosperity. For many, our lives centre around these values. Therefore, I have based the collection entirely on these values. My life journey has been full of extreme highs and difficult lows. Having left Shanghai when I was just twenty two, after a cold and difficult upbringing, I became the real life Eliza Doolittle.
I had the rags to riches fairytale, As I plummeted in to a world of travel, party, glamour, celebrities, the rich and the famous by marrying in to the Baring family, I became the Countess of Cromer.
I ran a successful business, becoming a self made millionaire by thirty. However, after a period of ill health, and the loss of precious time with my children, my fairytale came crashing down. My marriage broke down and I hit rock bottom.
The loss of love was hard, but I bravely moved away from life as knew it. I gave up my title, I became independent, and I reinvented myself. Pearluminous is the start of my new journey, and this collection is so deeply personal to me.
The Story Continues
The leading design for this collection is The Journey necklace which is a 4 strand freshwater pearl necklace with a beautiful silver zircon clasp.
The four strands of pearls are all different sizes and lengths. They are representative of the main four journeys in our life. Love and friendship, family and parenthood, physical and mental health, career and entrepreneurship. The clasp represents the self discovery and self belief journey that we all experience throughout our lives. I hope you can resonate with at least one of these journeys and feel uplifted as we build an important sense of community together.
A Final Note