Hup Yee loves pearls for their timeless, classic elegance. To me, pearls symbolise a coming of age and maturity. (you don't see adolescents choosing them!). While the media warns us against growing old, I actually look forward to ageing. With each year that passes, a woman has more opportunities to collect more bits of wisdom that come from real life lessons. This is the one thing I look forward to as I age.