Confession time: I loved wearing jewelry as a kid. Not just a necklace or two, but layers upon layers of my mother’s fine pieces would become my toys as I sauntered around the house convinced I was a princess. And that’s likely what drew my eye to this amazing piece. Melanie Georgacopoulos’ rectangle necklace is every jewelry lover’s dream with a versatile, multi-layered string of pearls that can be worn as a necklace, draped over the shoulders or more depending on how creative you can get. Handmade in London, the piece consists of white, fresh water pearls ranging from three to 12 mm in size, strung along an oxidized sterling silver chain. Labeled as a “body piece,” Georgacopoulos, who works with pearls often, creates designs with the intention of illuminating the duality of the stone, showing the balance between its modest polished surface and its moments of diamond-like brilliance when it catches the light. Made exclusively for Crest & Co. this piece is perfect for any event, from a VIP black tie gala to a tea party at home with your own little princess.