About Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood
Elfi Wolfe Duntov is considered the Godmother and First Lady of Corvette! She would often accompany Zora to car shows and special events, and everyone who met her was immediately impressed with her grace, enthusiasm and knowledge of America’s Sports Car.
She attended the grand opening of the National Corvette Museum and plays a pivotal role in the story of the Corvette. It is an honor to attach her name to this new society and to continue her legacy of philanthropy among like-minded women in the Corvette family.
In 1965, Corvette introduced a new and exciting color…Silver Pearl. It was sleek, elegant and powerful…much like the women who love Corvette! Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience, as well as generosity, integrity and loyalty. While pearls make the perfect complement to flashier gemstones, they also posses an elegance that can shine alone!
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood is a women-driven organization that will allow like-minded women to share their love of America’s Sports Car while furthering the mission of the National Corvette Museum. Much like a pearl, each member of this society shines on her own, but together they compliment each other beautifully and make an impactful statement.
Who We Are
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood is a group of women with a shared passion for Corvette, who enjoy celebrating the Corvette experience, uniting with other Corvette enthusiasts, promoting the traditions of America’s Sports Car and collaborating to advance the mission of the National Corvette Museum. Members pool their financial gifts and allocate the funds to a project or program at the Museum to maximize the impact of their philanthropy.
Each member of the group has a unique opportunity to be connected to other women who are enthusiastic about all things Corvette, and to learn about the Museum’s priorities and initiatives in a group setting specifically geared toward women. Members have an equal voice on how the pooled funds are utilized annually.
A member may be as involved as she wishes, from serving as an ambassador to simply making a financial gift.
How is KIM’S GOLD DUST involved?
KIM’S GOLD DUST was asked to provide Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood with a variety of jewelry for the society members. It was quite an honor and privilege to be asked to do so. When I (Kim) was showing my 1960 Corvette at major car shows starting back in the late ’80’s, I would come across Zora and Elfi usually riding in a golf cart at some of these shows I attended.
My greatest and most memorable achievement with the car was when I received the NCRS Duntov award. To this day, I have the picture of Zora and me standing beside my car displayed on my Duntov award. Elfi was usually not too far behind as she supported Zora and the Corvette hobby. I remember her as a very elegant lady with a contagious smile. We believe we have complimented her style and elegance in these pieces of jewelry. We hope you agree.
Where can I purchase this jewelry?
Please visit the National Corvette Museum’s webpage. Proceeds from sales go back into the Pearl Sisterhood Fund. The membership of the group will meet at the NCM Anniversary Celebration each year and will vote on distribution of the funds. Each member has one vote.
The Pearl Sisterhood Jewelry Information
The pearl, with its celestial glow and mystery, is the only gemstone formed within a living creature and throughout history has been a symbol of wealth and sophistication. A natural or cultured pearl actually begins as a foreign object, such as a piece of sand, is caught or placed inside an oyster’s inner body. The oyster goes into defense mode and starts secreting a substance called “nacre” around this foreign object to protect itself. The oyster continues to secrete nacre around the irritate to add layer upon layer to produce a pearl.
Freshwater cultured pearls come from freshwater mussels and appear in a wide variety of shapes and natural colors. As freshwater pearls are solid nacre, they are also quite durable, resisting chipping, wear and degeneration.
Celestial Crystal® Glass Pearls give jewelry designs finesse with a practical price tag. They are created with the elegant appearance of traditional pearls in mind. Size, shape and color may vary slightly. Some may have irregular shapes, sizes or minor blemishes just like the real pearls.
Swarovski® Crystal Pearls come in classic organic shapes and feature a lustrous surface of nacre applied to a solid crystal core.
Hematite beads are made from iron and have a deep grey metallic look, making them excellent in contemporary jewelry designs. They have a super high polished surface for a unique shiny look. They are available magnetic or non-magnetic and in a variety of finishes.
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood Brooch. A signature piece in sterling silver with a 9mm freshwater cultured silver pearl. This brooch makes a statement regarding the Sisterhood!
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood Necklace. This necklace is made of sterling silver and freshwater cultured pearls in silver color. The necklace is adjustable from 17-19.5″ with a fancy lobster clasp fastener and has the signature “P” heart tag. Dress up or dress down with this pearl necklace.
SISTERHOOD sterling silver pendant with three Swarovski Crystal color mix pearls. This signature piece will get some attention. What better way to start talking about this unique Sisterhood and our love of America’s Sports Car!
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood lever back earrings are very elegant looking with the silver Celestial Crystal teardrop glass pearl.
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood French wire earrings are very elegant looking with the silver Celestial Crystal teardrop glass pearl.
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood sterling silver post earrings really look sophisticated and elegant with a stardust post, large size Celestial Crystal glass bead and signature “P” sterling heart.
This Pearl Sisterhood adjustable bracelet is made of Celestial Crystal Glass Pearls and Swarovski Crystal Pearls, sports a heart lobster clasp and signature “P” charm made of sterling silver. The bracelet will come with two pearl tails which makes this bracelet adjustable from 7 to 7-1/2″ or 7 to 8″ by easily removing one pearl tail.
This Pearl Sisterhood adjustable bracelet is made of Celestial Crystal Glass Pearls and Swarovski Crystal Pearls and Clear Crystals, sterling silver beads, sports a heart lobster clasp and signature “P” charm made of sterling silver. The bracelet will come with two pearl tails which makes this bracelet adjustable from 7 to 7-1/2″ or 7 to 8″ by easily removing one pearl tail.
This Pearl Sisterhood adjustable bracelet is made of Celestial Crystal Glass Pearls and non-magnetic Hematite round and swirl beads, sports a heart lobster clasp and signature “P” charm made of sterling silver. The bracelet will come with two pearl tails which makes this bracelet adjustable from 7 to 7-1/2″ or 7 to 8″ by easily removing one pearl tail.