Pearls of Promise is a project that acknowledges the achievements of the young women graduates of St. Michaels and Easton High Schools by gifting to them a strand of freshwater pearls. These necklaces are keepsakes that the graduates can wear to job interviews, special occasions, and even their wedding day.
The pearls represent a promise to remember those who have guided the girls over the years - teachers, parents, and friends. A promise to be the best at whatever career path they choose. A promise to persist, no matter how many times they are knocked down.
Silver Linings, a sterling silver and gemstone jewelry store on Maryland's Eastern Shore sponsors Pearls of Promise. Silver Linings purchases hanks of freshwater pearls, which staff members restring onto silk cord. Each necklace is knotted by hand and finished with a traditional sterling silver filigree necklace clasp.
Pearls of Promise was concieved in 2011 by Aida Leisure, owner of Silver Linings and fine jewelry store DBS Jewelers. Aida wanted to give back to the community that had been so supportive of her stores for over 20 years. Aida chose to honor young local women by giving them a gift they will treasure for years to come.
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