With a name like Pearl, it's no surprise that Erwin Pearl made a name for himself as a jeweler and costume jewelry designer. Born in Austria, Pearl founded Erwin Pearl as a fine jewelry firm in 1957. He quickly became one of the top diamond cutters in the world, and by 1970 had tried his hand at designing his own pieces. Today, Erwin Pearl’s costume jewelry collection includes everything from sterling silver and turquoise locket necklaces and pearl earrings to “adorable pooch” pins, glittering watches and French enamel rings. Erwin Pearl’s wares have appeared in InStyle and many other fashion magazines.