This pendant which I have named 'Naissance', meaning 'birth' in English, is a one of a kind, hand-made creation with hand cut 14 karat gold stars. This rare and flawless black pearl, I purchased while living in Tahiti when I learned I was pregnant with my first son. I treasured it throughout my pregnancy and would wait until the day came when I had a clear vision of magnificent inspiration of what I would create with it. Over the years, I was so afraid to pierce the pearl thus I waited and waited. Then suddenly on my son's 25th birthday, the inspiration came to me. This pearl represented my round pregnant belly, a celestial body mirroring the universe, resplendent in its orbit. I am infinitely grateful to my jewelry design mentor, acclaimed jewelry designer and enamelist, Joanne Conant, for creating the ring and bail for me and for so meticulously piercing the pearl!