The classic luster and elegance of pearls have been a source of admiration for millions of women down through the centuries. They enhance every type of ensemble imaginable, making them extremely versatile and highly desirable as accessories.

Pearls are classically lovely but have sometimes floundered in the modern jewelry market, which is consumed with edgy and glittery gemstones like diamonds, rubies, sapphires and semi-precious stones like opals and garnets. Pearls symbolize an elegant past, of fancy dinner parties, stiff family gatherings, nights out at the opera and other highly specialized occasions.

But in recent years all that has changed, and pearls have returned to the fashion world in full force. Whether freshwater, Tahitian or big and bold, pearls can be found in a myriad of fashion-related items and are perfect for both day and evening wear. One of the most popular ways to wear them today is to layer multiple strands. You can also get really creative and combine different pearl sizes and lengths, although it is best to keep all your choices close in color for the most dramatic effects.

Pearl bracelets and glamorous chandelier, swinging and long geometric pearl earrings are available in splendid colors such as red, turquoise and canary yellow and many celebrities sport pearls every day. Some include: Emily Blunt, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift and even Miss Unconventional herself, Lady Gaga.

Pearls are here to stay as evidenced by the jewelry designers who have incorporated them in their most beautiful pieces. These include: Shondra Leigh, Deborah Birdoes, Frederic Duclos and Reena Ahluwlalia.

Here’s to the timeless luster and elegance of the incredible pearl!

 

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