Petite Baleine Jewelry
I love the way that every pearl is different – the shape, the amazing range of iridescent color, the gorgeous imperfection of each one. And while more is often… well… more... I found that a strand of pearls, although special in its own way, felt like too much of a good thing to me. It stayed home, loved but unused while I ran after 3 kids in motion through full and busy days. I wanted an accessible bit of this gem to wear easily and naturally; an everyday piece to treasure that would remind me of the beauty and boldness of nature and the simple gift of a life well lived. The pieces that I create at Petite Baleine are the result of that search.
Petite Baleine Jewelry started with one perfect, blue, extraordinary Tahitian pearl. Since launching five years ago, I’ve had the chance to incorporate so many incredible materials into my designs. As an independent jeweler, it has been amazing to learn new skills, work with my hands and see where the twists in the road take me. Today my designs remain focused on fine, high carat metals framing gorgeously organic Tahitian + South Sea pearls, Australian Opals, gemstones and diamonds. My collection highlights beautiful gems responsibly sourced and set within meticulously handcrafted reclaimed gold.
I hope that you enjoy these one of a kind pieces as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.
Pamela Waill studied Business Management and Marketing at Cornell and had a career in retail buying, sales and merchandising before packing it all in for a leisurely life tending to a husband, three kids and a dog (only occasionally in that order). She launched Petite Baleine Jewelry five years ago, tapping into the long-dormant passion that originally steered her from pre-med into fashion; although her undergrad Chem 101 quizzes weren’t pretty, her lab filtration results were always just the right color.