Cyber Monday Sale November 30 2014


30% Off Freshwater Pearls

With the Coupon Code Cyber30

It has been an amazing holiday season so far for the girls of Waccamaw Pearls, so enjoy this little online treat and find something for yourself or that lucky lady on your list. We're here for all of your pearl needs! 

Don't miss out. Start shopping now!

Queen B Style April 22 2014

Blair Cornelia Waldorf is a fashion and style inspiration for ladies all over the world. The queen of the New York social scene, Blair was always fashion-forward and dressed to impress. From her headbands to her tights, she entered every room with grace and class, in true diva style
We LOVE Blair, and we know you do too. So, we want to help you capture her big city glam. Here are a few of her most fabulous pearl looks that you can make your own with Waccamaw Pearls.
We love her dangly drops. Pearl Drop Earrings -- Just $12
We can't get enough of her show-stopping pearl headband
Love all that arm candy? Try our 6-Strand Pull at the Heart Strings.
A single strand bracelet for each wrist? Yes, please! Try our Pretty Lil' Thing.
And if the other pearl looks weren't enough, here she is draped in strand after gorgeous strand. The beautiful Blair effortlessly channels Audrey Hepburn, the Ultimate Pearl Girl.
What's your favorite Queen B pearl look? Tweet us your picks @WaccamawPearls.

First Lady Fabulous April 11 2014

Mellie Grant. Love her or hate her, ABC Scandal's First Lady has impeccable style - especially where pearls are concerned!

Get First Lady-fabulous with some of our favorite Waccamaw pieces and channel your inner Mellie!

Get the look with Waccamaw: Emma Studs

Get the look with Waccamaw: All That Class Necklace

Get the look with Waccamaw: Kenzie's Last Strand Necklace

Get the look with Waccamaw: Opening Night Neclace

Last but not least, the classic single strand necklace. 
Get the look with Waccamaw: Sometimes it is Nice to be Single Necklace


Pearls of Inspiration March 31 2014

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on three ladies that have influenced, inspired and illuminated the way not only for the ladies of Waccamaw Pearls, but for women everywhere.

Cleopatra (Ashton’s Pick)

The first report I ever wrote was all about Cleopatra. I read the Egyptian queen's biography in elementary school and was absolutely obsessed. Her life was even better than a fairy tale. I even dressed as her for Halloween (my mom let me wear  makeup for the first time).

Born in 69 B.C., Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, had a life that has inspired books, movies and plays (even 3rd grade reports). Taking the throne at just 18 years of age, Cleopatra led Egypt through struggles of floods, famines and a failing economy. She even raised military might to reclaim the throne from her brother.

Cleopatra is also widely known for her love life. Debate still rages regarding the father of her child, Caesarion, whom she acknowledged as the son of Julius Caesar. Marc Antony called for Cleopatra to speak about her allegiance to Caesar after his assassination. The pair fell in love and produced three children. To regain power, Antony fought Ocatvian (Caesar’s great-nephew), claiming that Ceasarion was the true heir and held the rights to the throne. Defeated in battle, the pair fled back to Egypt.

On the battle field, Antony was falsely informed that Cleopatra had died and took his own life. Overcome with grief, Cleopatra also committed suicide by allowing an Egyptian cobra to bite and poison her.

In a time period dominated by men, Cleopatra captivated hearts, ruled a great nation and left a legacy transcending time.

Pearls: Legend has it that Cleopatra owned the two largest pearls in the world. When she teased Antony about his opinion of a lavish dinner, he challenged her to do better. The next day she prepared a rather ordinary meal by his standards, however when he began to mock her she called forth the dessert, which proved to be mostly vinegar. She dropped one of the pearls in and when it dissolved, she  consumed it. She was about to drop pearl number two when the moderator declared her the winner of the bet.



Jane Austen (VC’s Pick)

For those of you who don’t know, Virginia Claire is the ultimate Janeite. Accordingly, no Waccamaw Pearls inspirational women blog post would be complete without a feature on one, Ms. Jane Austen.

Born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England, she is a world renowned author with comic novels that bridged the gap between romance and realism and became literary classics.

During adolescence she began crafting her first novel, Sense and Sensibility. As an adult, Jane  helped to run the family home, enjoyed the piano, attended church and socialized with her neighbors. She was an accomplished dancer and attended cotillions on the weekend. She would often read a novel aloud, perhaps even one of her own.

She is most famously known for EmmaMansfield ParkPride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility - all of which have been adapted as film versions. Also, for all of the lovers of 90’s culture and valley girls, the TV series and film Clueless was actually based on Emma

Jane was a major influence on English literature and serves as an inspiration as the voice of her generation and influential lady of the arts.

Pearls: Jane referenced pearls in her novel Emma. She described the character of Mrs. Elton as being, "as elegant as lace and pearls could make her" (Chapter 34). Mrs. Elton is not a sympathetic character in the novel, so this statement seems to be a jab at Mrs. Elton’s supposed sophistication. Even pearls could not help Mrs. Elton’s uncouthness. Mrs. Elton later says, "Nobody can think less of dress in general than I do -- but upon such an occasion as this, when everybody's eyes are so much upon me, and in compliment to the Westons -- who I have no doubt are giving this ball chiefly to do me honour -- I would not wish to be inferior to others. And I see very few pearls in the room except mine." (Chapter 38) Here Mrs. Elton again sees her pearls as giving her a status above the others in attendance. Austen makes it clear that Mrs. Elton lacks even common refinement and while her pearls might be a marker of wealth they do not make her truly elegant in Emma’s view or the readers.



Jackie Kennedy (Nikki’s Pick)

Nikki has always been inspired by the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Her style and class are elements that Nikki hopes to embrace in her daily life.

The future first lady was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York. She was a national champion equestrian and loved to read. Her first job was sparked by her love affair with the arts; she took a placement at the Washington Times-Herald newspaper as the “Inquiring Camera Girl.” Through her position as a photographer, she met Senator John F. Kennedy and fell in love.

JFK took office January 20, 1961, and Jackie became the First Lady of the United States of America. Jackie had a deep sense of country obligation, but also prioritized her family, focusing on her role as a wife and mother. She quickly became a style inspiration to women of all ages. She worked to restore parts of the White House and offered a televised tour of the revised space, winning her an honorary Emmy.

Her youthful spirit was palpable. She promoted the arts and called for visits from artists, writers, scientists, poets and other cultural influencers. She also served as a good will ambassador, traveling with her husband to represent the United States abroad.

A proponent of America’s culture heritage, Jacqueline Kennedy presented herself with poise, fashion and grace. She was an intelligent and beautiful, inspirational lady and remains the staple for American class and style.

Pearls: Jackie often wore a three-strand set of glass pearls, which she happened to be wearing on the tragic day of her beloved husband’s assassination. Sotherby’s auctioned the pearls after her death (valued at $500-$700) for $211,500! The buyer, the Franklin Mint, retains this necklace on display even today.


Who is your pearl of inspiration?




Why Pearls Make the Perfect Gift… December 02 2013

Looking for the “perfect” gift for someone? What if you could find something that:

  • Never went out of style [timeless]
  • Fit anyone’s [seriously, anyone’s] personality/style
  • Provided top quality for low cost  [yes there is such a thing]
  • Was available to buy at the click of a mouse [convenience]


As you can guess, there is.


Pearls are a girl [and guy’s] best friend when it comes to gifting! Pearls from Waccamaw Pearl are a perfect “go-to” gift for your loved one. Visit our website today to see the versatility in styles and prices. You’ll be able to spoil someone with a beautiful Opening Nightlayered Freshwater Pearl necklace or add a little sugar and spice to a stocking with a pair of the timeless small pearl studs, such as the Jane.


If you are pondering gifts for friends and family, ponder no more. Go to today and instantly become the “best gifter” of your circle.


If you would like to see our items in person stop by our home show this weekend…


Practical Pearls: 4 Tips to getting the most use out of your Freshwater Pearls November 13 2013

Ever wondered…"I wish there was a piece of jewelry that I could accessorize anything in my wardrobe with"?? Well, today is your lucky day! Pearls are practically perfect in every way. We should consider them the "little black dress" of jewelry. There are many {many} ways to wear pearls, keep reading to learn how to wear your pearls and what to dress them with. At the end of this blog you will see that pearls really are one of the best assets in your wardrobe. 

Keep your look fresh and new by using these 4 tips to update your pearls in fashion forward ways:

  1. Layered effect:  Using the Helen of Troy {graduated strand of freshwater pearls}, pair with a single strand or wear alone as a double stranded necklace. Creating depth and fashion forward zing, pair this beautiful layering look with a tunic in a solid color, dark skinnies and flats. 
4 Tips to Wearing your Freshwater Waccamaw Pearls
  1. Twist & Shout: Use a 60” long strand of Freshwater Pearls to make a number of options into reality. Check out Stylish Petite’s 21-ways to wear a 60” long pearl necklace:
  1. Enhance it:  Spice up your everyday wear strand of Betty's Baroque Necklace with a number of “enhancers”. Using the Virginia's Drop enhancer will dress up your pearls for your night out with your beau. Pair this duo with a blazer and black skinny jeans and you have a winning combination for any night out on the town.
4 Tips to Wearing your Freshwater Waccamaw Pearls
4. Stack ‘em up! Have I mentioned how practical pearls are? This tip is to use them on your wrists! {That’s right} Pearls aren’t just for dressing up your neck, they make great stacking accessories. Pair the A Pull at the Heart Strings and not the Purse Strings with your favorite chunky gold watch and bangle. Mixing metallic(s) and materials are all the rage this season. Create your own look  and stand out in the crowd with a single wave.
4 Tips to wearing your Freshwater Waccamaw Pearls

Pearl Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London August 15 2013

For those planning a trip to England this fall or who can just hop over the pond to London, make sure you check out the new Pearl Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is running from 21 September 2013 – 19 January 2014. 

"Experience the beauty and allure of pearls which across centuries and cultures have long been associated with wealth, royalty and glamour. This autumn the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority explore the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire through to present day.

On display is a stunning array of jewellery showcasing the variety of shapes and colours of pearls from established favourites such as Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, René Lalique and Tiffany, through to contemporary artist jewellers. The exhibition also looks at the creation of cultured pearls through Mikimoto and the impact this has had.

Highlights include rare natural specimens, Mary Queen of Scots’ necklace, a group of magnificent tiaras worn by European royalty, delicate art nouveau and striking art deco pieces and a pair of pearl drop earrings owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Painted portraits and photographs provide the backdrop to document the fashion for wearing pearls and their symbolism in East and West."