The Gem of Queens

A Hoppe Jewelers creation – this bra was designed by Lacey Mosey and Brooke Bradburn. Hoppe Jewelers chose this theme because Queen Elizabeth I wore seven strands of pearls to her knees every day! Elizabeth understood that pearls are not simply beautiful, but also hold a value that would be sought after for centuries. Perhaps she knew that when an “irritant” such as a piece of sand enters an oyster’s shell and causes it discomfort, the shell releases layers of nacre to cover the sand and reveal a rare and unique natural beauty. Not only was “The Gem of Queens” featured in the May spread of the 2013 BRAvo! Calendar, but it was also featured on the front cover after raising the most money in donations toward BRAvo!