Our Story

Our roots

The Pearl Company’s dedication to quality and style stems from deep roots in pearl culture and jewelry making. The son of renowned purveyor Charlie Bakhash, The Pearl Company’s founder Joe Bakhash was raised on pearls, his childhood spent watching his mother stringing at home and his father running one of the first and most prestigious pearl importing businesses in the United States. His fascination with the precious stones grew with him, and he made his career following in his father’s footsteps.

When Joe met Michele it was immediately clear that they would develop a creative partnership. Working in a corporate job, Michele had long expressed her creativity and love of jewelry through hand making semi-precious pieces for her own collection. After a growing number of friends and colleagues began asking for pieces of their own, Michele left her job and built a highly successful jewelry business, focusing on steel cut vintage shoe buckles paired with leather. Her pieces were coveted by many, and appeared on TV shows, in magazines, and across the Internet.

Joe and Michele founded The Pearl Company as a husband and wife team in 2016, combining his passion for pearl culture and vast pearl knowledge with her impeccable sense of style and creativity. Today they are employing the most cutting-edge techniques in jewelry making to create one of a kind pieces that mark the perfect marriage between high fashion and classic pearl jewelry.

Our promise

Like the people who wear them, all pearls are unique. At The Pearl Company we hope to provide the guidance and selection necessary to help you choose or design the perfect piece to complement your individuality.

Our pearls

Pearl grading can be ambiguous, so we work to ensure the pearls available at The Pearl Company are of the highest quality and are accurately matched to the standard grading scale. We guarantee your purchase will consist of the best available pearls at the best possible price.

Our company

Most pearl retailers fall into two categories; stores with low, wholesale prices but limited selection, and shops with extensive options in customization and selection that are unattainably expensive.

The Pearl Company bridges that gap, offering the lowest possible prices for the highest quality pearls, in a vast range of styles, settings, and designer collaboration pieces. Using cutting-edge 3D modeling software and additive manufacturing, The Pearl Company also proudly offers the ability to create completely unique, custom pieces from the pearl up.

Our dedication to our customers is rivaled only by our dedication to environmental and social sustainability, with many of our pieces available in recycled metals and set with lab-grown, conflict-free diamonds.

We’re dedicated to making your pearl buying process easy, informative, and fulfilling. Thank you for shopping with The Pearl Company; we look forward to being your trusted jeweler for many years to come.