As a little girl in Montréal, I was fascinated by my mother’s jewellery box. I loved handling each piece, delighting in the tactile sensation, and hearing where it came from. Most often, the origin was a romantic one. Her luscious creamy white pearl necklace just like the one Jackie Kennedy wore often was the most enthralling of all. I so loved the pearls, a natural gift from our earth waters, so far away.
A few decades later, I created pearls 365, a social impact company to provide women authentic jewellery with a story like no other.
Our fine handcrafted pearl based artisan collection is an ode to our femininity and expression of our dual nature of strength and fragility.
Not only will you fall in love with our unique timeless jewelry collection but you will delight in wearing our pieces knowing you are making a difference for animals with no names. Their lives intertwined in ours, together making this world just a little bit better for us all. Wearing pearls and helping animals 365 days a year. No breaks.
Judith is a certified gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (Carlsbad, California) and Alberta College of Arts & Design. She has successfully designed and marketed jewellery in North America for over a decade.
In her spare time and as an experienced veterinary clinician and surgeon, Dr. Judith Samson-French owns and operates Banded Peak Veterinary Hospital in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Foothills.
Dr. Samson-French is a graduate of McGill University (BSc), Ontario Veterinary College (DVM) and University of Alberta (MSc). She has worked at both the Calgary Zoo and the Honolulu Zoo, she has invested several years of her career to pursuing medicine and surgery for ratites in North America and Europe, and has experience as an emergency veterinarian. In addition, Dr. Samson-French has pursued education in aquatic veterinary medicine, studying at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Massachusetts, USA) and Bamfield Marine Station in western Canada, has performed fieldwork on green iguanas in Costa Rica, and has included in her practice small ruminants, equine patients and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife.
She is team leader for Dogs With No Names project in Hudson and James Bay area ($206,000 grant from PetSmart Charities) to help deal with humane management of dogs in 6 remote communities. Dr. Samson-French successfully tabled a humane contraception plan to ESRD in 2014 for the management of wild horses in Alberta and has assisted the Okotoks Town Council with a comprehensive deer population management program in 2015.
Dr. JSF has received the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award in 2013.
She is also the author of the internationally recognized book “Dogs With No Names – In Pursuit of Courage, Hope and Purpose” and “39 Ways To Not Kill Your Best Friend – Tales of Caution For Dog Lovers”.
Dr. Samson-French has 2 rez dogs (Rupert Darling and Lady Charlotte) and 6 donkeys (Daisy, Bluebell, Buttercup, Lady Primrose, Goliath and Tumbleweed).
<em>pearls &365</em> is a social impact company created for you and your passion for beauty and compassion. Our hope is that you will fall in love with our affordable luxury items AND in doing so help animals. On behalf of all the animals with no names, heartfelt gratitude for lending a helping hand. We are powered by pearls and love™.
“Because we love pearls for what they represent, a gift of nature, no two alike, and perfect in their imperfection just like animals with no names. And us.”