Bijoux de la Mer
Founded by Maryvonne and Gérard Mignot, this shop in the heart of downtown Gustavia is set in a small wooden house, and is stocked with one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. The Mignots’ daughter, Marie-Josée, and granddaughter, Jessica will walk you through their exquisite selection of large Australian and black Tahitian pearls, all transformed into cool chokers, dainty earrings, long necklaces, and wrap bracelets with a bohemian edge. Leather is the primary material, which gives the pieces a durable quality suitable for a day by the sea (though full disclosure, the pearls themselves aren’t cheap). We particularly love the leather bracelets that combine pearls with 24-karat gold or other colorful beads and precious stones.