When family commitments compel me to travel across oceans and continents to be with loved ones, one thing astonishes me. What happened to time? Did I lose a day or gain one? The ticktocking of my body clock slows painfully to a grating whine that leaves me in a somnolent stupor, yet time has flown.

Seasons, conversely, change more stealthily. The velvet-voiced crooner, Nat King Cole sang lustily of Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, but failed to mention the nip in the air in late August that drove one to ferret out the cashmere cardigans that had been packed away in March; or the shorter days and longer evenings as summer overlapped fall. Families sigh as they reminisce on their dream vacation in July, while the hearts of parents churn as nests are emptied and college halls are filled with awkward, vulnerable, yet starry-eyed freshmen.

Pearls, however, remain untouched by time or seasons. They are timeless and always appropriate. What adorned Queen Elizabeth in 1600 would look as elegant on her namesake Elizabeth II in 2018. We at Pacific Pearls take pride in the fact that every woman could look like a queen in our stunning pearl jewelry that is remarkably affordable. Whether it is the Maria-Theresa Reef Collection of classic single strand pearl necklaces or the Tara Island double and triple strands, our pearls are on par with the best in the world. They are pieces that will endure as heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation, withstanding the ravages of time and the changing of seasons.