We feel it all around us: the crisp breeze from the north, the gentle waft of pumpkin spice, and the hurried step of Washingtonians darting off to a mixer or cocktail party. The holidays are upon us. Between now and New Year, calendars burst with happenings and social engagements, and the to-do list seems dauntingly overwhelming. Thank goodness for Spey.
Time for giving
One of the most stressful aspects of the holiday season is the age-old tradition of presenting the ones you love – whether friends, family, or associates – with a small token of your affection. Giving a gift should be a meaningful, heartfelt gesture of care, as well as a reminder throughout the year of your continued good wishes and love. But in this time of hustle and bustle, when did you last select a gift that truly meant something?
That’s when we at Spey suggest pearls. Of course, we’re partial to nature’s most lustrous organic gem; after all, we are proud purveyors of fine pearls and exquisite jewelry to the fabulously stylish residents of Washington, DC. No matter the occasion, there is a beautifully crafted Spey earring, pendant, necklace, ring, or little luxury to perfectly accentuate your look. Pearls are most appropriate in any instance. But the holidays encourage us to think more deeply about why we are so passionate about pearls. What’s in a gem?
Why Spey pearls make for excellent gifts
At Spey, we love pearls for many reasons. Here are our top three:
- Because oysters and mollusks are filter feeders, they are very susceptible to pollution and environmental change. For that reason, the pearling industry campaigns against marine contamination and dumping, aggressive fishing, and deforestation (which causes runoff and is an instigator of red tide). Where pearl farms move in, the health of the environment improves, biodiversity increases, and corals and reefs grow back.
- Spey is a champion of the critically endangered pearl-producing Scottish mussel. In fact, a portion of all proceeds go back toward river conservation and the reintroduction of this perilously threatened species. Together, we can stop the decline and improve the health of the overall ecosystem. Scotland may be our case study, but the impact is of global significance.
- Spey pearls go with anything. Pair with your favorite denim and tee for an haute-casual look that is flawless for everyday errands and picking up the kids from school. Style pearls with a blouse and suit for a boardroom look that’s unstoppable. Or, drape yourself in lustrous pearls for a night at the symphony or opera. Wherever you go, pearls add a touch of instant chic and timeless elegance that fits right in with the occasion.
Gift-giving is a snap with Spey
Spey makes it easy to find the perfect gift for the lucky ones in your life. Shop the collection of enchanting pearl jewelry, dapper gifts for gentlemen, curious delights and little luxuries, or our limited-release amber pieces. Each gift may be beautifully wrapped and adorned with a handwritten note, and then delivered in time for the big reveal. Simply give us a shout. We’d be delighted to recommend the perfect touch of luster.