Some designers hope to match you to their jewelry; Elizabeth Blair pairs pearls to you. Inspired by the unique nature of the gems themselves, Elizabeth's approach to designing custom pearl jewelry begins and ends with the wearer. As such, she opens her Harbor Springs pearl salon to the public throughout summer and avails herself to private consultations year round.
Intimidated? Don't be. Think of the salon as an atelier, an elegant yet relaxed workshop where you can settle in and pore over the extensive collection of fine pearls Elizabeth has hand-selected from around the world for the last 25 years.
Expect the unusual shapes of coveted Keshi and Baroque pearls, and a stunning palette of natural colors—from aubergine, baby blue, peach to striking black, golden and traditional white South Sea pearls—none ever dyed or manipulated.
With an eye to your style, your skin and the special pieces you already own, Elizabeth will help you find the perfect pearls to begin or build your own treasured collection. Next, she will bring your vision to life, drawing, then perfectly fitting you with a wax prototype before the design is cast, and your custom couture piece—one distinctly yours—is realized.