ABOUT US


ARO was created by pearl specialist and jewellery designer Bibi Southwell, who has spent over a decade sourcing and developing relationships with pearl farming communities and gem suppliers all over the world. 
Having launched her flagship brand ORA Pearls, Bibi felt there was a market for a darker and more masculine brand featuring pearls for men. She went on to create ARO - the antithesis of ORA.
Bibi's vision for ARO is a masculine/unisex brand which focuses on the juxtaposition of gems from the opposing elements - gemstones originating from the earth and pearls formed in the ocean. 
Bibi is qualified with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and hand selects the pearls herself at the sources ensuring the finest quality and contributing more directly to the pearl communities.
All jewellery pieces are designed and handmade individually by the designer in her studio in Kensington, London.
ARO offers a bespoke service for any special gift or occasion. Please contact hello@aropearls.com to discuss what you are looking for and how we can help.