Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"This pearl has become my soul... If I give it up, I shall lose my soul"

(Quote from John Steinbeck's The Pearl)
I totally meant to do this blog post like two or three weeks ago when I got this present from my aunt who lives in the Philippines that I met for the first time in Seattle...but better late than never right?

Growing up I never had the chance to meet any of my relatives because we moved from the Philippines to America when I was only 5 months old. Over the years we always got little packages from them giving us presents like Filipino pastries, t-shirts, and jewelry. Finally getting a present in person felt really nice...I'm not sure why but it was really special to me. One of my aunts gave me a pair of earrings, real pearl earrings and a real pearl necklace...with the pearl still in the clam!
When opening the clam you're supposed to make a wish. There are 5 possible colors that you can get from your pearl. White = Health. Cream = Happiness. Peach = Love. Lavender = Wisdom. Gold = Health. I was blessed with the cream pearl :) Ever since I opened it and put it in the necklace I haven't wanted to take it off. It's become my lucky charm. There has yet to be a day where I haven't worn it around my neck!
Big thanks to my aunt! I love this necklace so much!
And have a great day everyone! I'm directing a photo shoot tonight and photos will be up tomorrow!


  1. that is such a beautiful necklace! i'm excited to see your photos!

  2. It's beautiful. And I love how it's packaged still in the clam. How unique!

  3. What a wonderful gift! It sounds like your Auntie is such a lovely woman! A friend of mine is also from the Philippines and she wears things like that all the time!

    Sarah XxX

  4. I saw this being done in Hawaii! I've always wanted to try it..

    found the route

  5. That necklace is beautiful! I love that its in a neat!

  6. I love pearls. I've never seen them still in the clam like this. very pretty!!!

  7. That is such an amazing gift!! I want one too!!! :(((
    I also just discovered your blog and it's very cute! Would you like to follow each other? :)