Little H

Little H by artist Hisano Shepherd uses repurposed gems to create gemstone mosaics inside of cut pearls.

Based in Los Angeles, Little H is made by artist Hisano Shepherd, who specializes in petite and baroque pearls, and focuses on providing her own spin to pearl jewelry. “I wanted to create my own version using pearls and gemstones and create something that is totally out of the ordinary that has never been done before.”

Colored gemstones are set inside the pearls themselves, resulting in eye-catching pieces of jewelry.The process isn’t an easy one; “The pearl geode is very laborious, from slicing the pearl, cleaning the interior, polishing the interior and the rim, setting the findings and finally setting the stones.”

close up front view of double drop pearl necklace filled with diamonds
$5,250

Double Drop Pearl Necklace

Two Tahitian pearls are carved to create space for diamonds to sit.

front view of pearl and black diamond earrings
$3,750

Pearl and Black Diamond Earrings

Round Tahitian baroque pearls have a diagonal carving that is filled with black diamonds creating a completely new style of earring.

two dangle hook earrings in white gold hanging and viewed from the front. the dangle part is a pearl that has had a hole carved out in the middle and then lined with emeralds, to create a geode like appearance.
$6,250

Emerald Grotto Earrings

Inspired by the beauty of natural geodes, these 'grotto' drop earrings are made of  hollowed out soufflé pearls and 10 carats of emeralds.

Close up view of a large freshwater souffle pearl carved out and lined with ombre pink sapphires on a pendant with seed pearl accents and a pave diamonds.
$5,000

Ombré Sapphire Pearl Geode Necklace

A large freshwater soufflé pearl is carved out and lined with ombre pink sapphires for a stunning pendant.

Close up straight on view of hollowed out souffle pearl with interior lined with shards of ruby with a pave diamond bail connecting the pendant to a white gold chain.
$7,000

Ruby Grotto Necklace

Inspired by the beauty of natural geodes, this 'grotto' necklace was created with a hollowed out soufflé pearl and 19 carats of rubies.

two dangle drop earrings hanging and viewed from the front. the drop is a pearl that has been partially carved out and lined with amethysts. the yellow gold hooks have pave diamonds on the bail.
$6,250

Amethyst Soufflé Pearl Earrings

Two freshwater soufflé pearls are carved out and lined with a variety of amethysts with different cuts.

two earrings of a white souffle pearl that has been hollowed out and filled with small lapis pieces and small gold beads. with a yellow gold post back and yellow gold butterfly backing
$3,000

Pearl and Lapis Stud Earrings

Two freshwater soufflé pearls are carved out and lined with small lapis and 22k yellow gold pieces.

two nearly flat pearl earrings lined with sapphires in an ombre dark orange to yellow pattern. there are yellow gold hooks with leverbacks to keep the earrings on the ear.
$2,500

Pearl Geode Earrings

Freshwater soufflé pearl geodes are cut in half and lined with an ombre of orange sapphire and seed pearls.

straight on view of a little h yellow gold wrap ring finished with an organic freshwater pearl that has been gutted and lined with rubies
$3,000

Finestrino Spiral Pearl Ring

Yellow gold wrap ring lined with pave diamonds and finished with a ruby lined pearl.