As the earliest gem man discovered, pearls have a history of wealth and luxury. Cleopatra allegedly dissolved a pearl into a glass of wine and drank it, in order to win a bet against Marc Antony that she could have the wealth of a country in just one meal. Ancient Greek and Roman ladies also used them as symbols of status. Anne Boleyn’s pearl ‘B’ necklace is a Tudor example of the prominence of pearls and our obsession with the oysters precious cargo still stands today. Instead of dissolving pearls in wine for dinner (which doesn't sound particularly delicious), we’ll opt for wearing Delfina Delettrez's pearl cuff.