Annoushka loves to travel and personally select the gemstones in her collections. In her 25th year of designing, she curated the Golden Pearls collection. These opulent designs pay tribute to the Philippines, home to the master craftsmen Annoushka first worked with many years ago.
It is within the Ilo Ilo province that the pearls have been sourced and personally selected by Annoushka herself from a single artisanal farm..
Annoushka’s great admiration for the rare calibre of golden pearls lead her to acquire these directly from pearl farmers and their skilled divers, whose painstaking work and cultivation of these awe-inspiring gems often goes unrewarded when the pearls pass through many hands on their way to auction..
Due to an increase in tropical storms and typhoons such as the devastating Haiyan in 2013, their livelihood and way of life has come increasingly under threat. With a strong appreciation for their extensive labour, attention to detail and skills, sourcing direct from the farm provides the remuneration needed to fund and rebuild their businesses..
It is the diamond embellished leaves of the Golden Pearls collection that signifies the new beginning for these talented pearl farmers.