Amethyst Gray Pearl Pendant by Carrie Whelan Designs

Carrie Whelan Designs is pearl jewelry and bridal accessories that celebrates both femininity and timeless style.  Designed for the bride looking to elevate her wedding day, the romance seeker who knows the beauty is in the details – the pearl lover collecting heirloom quality pieces that can be worn for life’s special occasions.

All jewelry and hair accessories are designed and handcrafted in our Connecticut studio with exquisite attention to detail. Carefully selected freshwater pearls, genuine gemstones and Swarovski crystals are entwined in silver. From chandelier earrings dripping with stones to the most ethereal, shimmering pearl wedding headpieces, each with our signature details. 

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