Empowering Women with Pearls in Chicago Since 1998...

Audrey Hepburn, our Goddess of Inspiration

Are you looking for amazing pearl jewelry for yourself or a woman you love? I Do Pearls has been helping clients in Chicago and around the world look their best since 1998. We carry high-quality freshwater cultured and saltwater pearls and a variety of unique pearl jewelry for all women. Whether you’re a professional woman making a statement, a bride who wants to look glamorous on her big day or a husband who wants to give his wife a 30th wedding anniversary gift she’ll treasure forever, we have the perfect pearl jewelry to fit any occasion.

Our Mission is to provide the best quality pearls and personal service through a variety of designs for all women: career women, brides, graduates and more. We believe in the power of the classic strand of pearls to support your formal and informal jewelry needs and pink pearls to bring out a subtle, sophisticated side. We believe that men want to make their ladies feel smart, sensual and special. We help them do this with “pearl power” and assist them with selecting the right pearl jewelry for the women they care about. We also believe in the importance of clean water and supporting the environment through eco-chic jewelry.   

The pearl is a classic, timeless gem associated with purity, wisdom, and nurturing.  Our pearl jewelry empowers women to create their own pure image, to express their personal truths, and nurture their networks & connections.  We believe our customers are the nicest people in the world, who actively support each other & the earth by promoting clean water, such as the beautiful Great Lakes that Chicago calls home. 

I Do Pearls was founded by Sherri Bourdage soon after she returned from Hong Kong on a business trip in 1998.  This was the first time the "new generation" of high quality freshwater cultured pearls became available on the market.  She brought them back to the office, much to the delight of her colleagues, and soon realized that pearls were the "Woman's Tie."

As an international tax professional, Sherri understood the importance of dressing and accessorizing well at the office.  She knew that career-driven women want to look powerful, yet elegant & feminine, and wanted to help them invest in their corporate wardrobes with nature's purest gem: the Pearl.





Meet Our Team


Founder & Chief Designer, Sherri Bourdage founded I Do Pearls in 1998 and has been empowering women with pearls ever since!  She designs all of her pieces in house & creates them with help of the I Do Pearls Team.  





The newest addition to the I Do Pearls Team & assistant to Sherri, Kiara helps with merchandising, construction, design, assisting customers and being our lovely model!  



Sherri's partner and chief wire-wrapper, Cris hand-makes many of our jewelry pieces in store with dexterity & precision.  He also drills holes in pearls with our in-house diamond-bit drill.  




Sherri's son and apprentice pearl stringer, Blake has natural pearl stringing talent.  He strings new creations and re-string repairs (with a little guidance from Mom, of course!), and excels at making clean, tight knots.  





5247 N. Clark St, 2nd Floor ~ (773) 244-1126

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