“But the pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both.” – The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Luckily, these days there is no need to wait for any luck to come your way. Imitation pearls are super affordable and can be found everywhere – from high fashion designer stores to online stores.
For that very same reason they can be used in very creative ways like this monster pearl clutch bag by Chanel.
Of course, no such thing as “pearl free” zone at Chanel Pre-SS16.
“Pearls are always appropriate” – Jackie Kennedy
Very hard to imagine, but before the Era of Imitation Pearls, natural pearls were the only way. They were very hard to come by and thanks to this they earned their “high society” status and today they still associate with elegance and rare beauty.
Image from here.
To me this photo pretty much sums up the traditional definition of pearls.
Another image that comes to mind when I think of real pearls is a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Holly staring at the display with a coffee cup in her hand.
That is one hell of a necklace!
Grace Kelly is not the only royal to enjoy these precious gems. The modern day icon Kate Middleton enhances her look and elegance with natural pearls on a regular basis.
Undoubtedly a favourite of many celebrities and designers, pearls always make a statement. Especially in contrast with modern or classic black garment. Very effective indeed.
And these are my very own beautiful pearl earrings from Pearl & Clasp. Small but perfectly formed, these are oh-so-chic yet very affordable.
When it comes to buying pearl earrings, quality is of paramount importance. One of the first things I always check is the closure. These little things are high quality, the pearls are flawless and the closure is very good, so I am 100% sure they will never fall out.
The extravagant blue undertone of the pearls gives your look some extra spice whereas a classic white pearl will add some glow to your skin. Don’t know which one to go for?
Check out some pins and get inspiration here. And remember…
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls” – Coco Chanel