Pearls Before Swine

Canadian jeweler Himo Martin turns to unexpected and overlooked sources of beauty for inspiration. In 2006, Martin founded Pearls Before Swine as a way of experimenting with the cultured pearl industry’s traditional standards of beauty. Conventional perceptions of pearls and other gems are slashed - quite literally - in the form of sliced pearls, raw diamonds, and ‘imperfect’ Tahitian or Akoya pearls which embellish several pieces - from simple band rings to sculpted gold drop earrings. A unique electroplating process and 14k yellow or rose gold bring a delicate balance to the collection, accenting anything from chain link necklaces to thorn pendants. Martin combines an appreciation for precious metals and gems with a defiantly contemporary vision of fine jewelry.

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Mini Hoop Earrings

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Mini Hoop Earrings

$225

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Simple Ring Set

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Simple Ring Set

$225

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Thorn Ring

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Thorn Ring

$275

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Akoya Pearl Earrings

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Akoya Pearl Earrings

$295

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Thorn Necklace

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Thorn Necklace

$295

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Large Hoop Earrings

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Large Hoop Earrings

$370

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Utility Hardware Chain

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Utility Hardware Chain

$375

Pearls Before Swine - Silver & Gold Thorn Ring

Pearls Before Swine

Silver & Gold Thorn Ring

$425

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Thorn Bracelet

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Thorn Bracelet

$460

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Signet Ring

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Signet Ring

$525

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Stacking Ring Set

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Stacking Ring Set

$540

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Raw Diamond Ring

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Raw Diamond Ring

$630

Pearls Before Swine - Gold Pearl Ring

Pearls Before Swine

Gold Pearl Ring

$795

Pearls Before Swine - Gold Simple Ring Set

Pearls Before Swine

Gold Simple Ring Set

$835

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Sliced Link Choker

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Sliced Link Choker

$1295

Pearls Before Swine - Silver Sliced Necklace

Pearls Before Swine

Silver Sliced Necklace

$1380