After discovering the beautifully delicate oyster shells on The Battery beach, she decided to transform them into wearable art. Her use of the shells is a tribute to their natural beauty and the beauty of her new found home of Charleston, SC. "Margarite" was once used as another name for a pearl. "Marguerite" is a family name that I have always loved, and thought would be perfect to incorporate into my business name. "Margerite" is the blended result.