A Pearl Necklace is a great illustration of the interests and passions that this author holds dear that it’s perhaps surprising that we haven’t talked about them before. Well, it is now a great time to look at pearls.
Sometimes, in our opinion, a classic piece of jewellery can be too classic, this is fine if you happen to be the queen or a member of the royal family. Of course the queen can get away with being as classic as she wants, because the popular opinion is that she should be. But let’s be honest, the queen is in a very specific niche.
If you’re a bit more adventurous, you may wear a Pearl Necklace in a way that is deliberately set to clash with popular opinions of how pearls should be worn – your sex, for example. One of the biggest pearl wearers of recent times has been Giambattista Valli, who is not often seen without a stunning Pearl Necklace, which was sourced for him in India by a Jeweller friend. But, if like me you’re pretty traditional when it comes gender boundaries and clothing, you may find pearls are hard work. They may be beautiful, lustrous and opalescent, which are aspects that traditionally alleged to flatter the skin, but the downside is that the traditional and dreary settings can age the wearer by a couple of decades.
This is not the fault of the pearls themselves. They are fundamentally stunning jewels, even when when looking at the cheaper versions. This could be the reason why designers seldom if ever changed their settings or designs much over the last couple few decades.
Now – thank goodness – with the success of newer design choices, such as Dior’s asymmetric Stud Earrings, designers are now taking a fresh look at pearls are changing up their designs and finally getting creative, just look at some of the newer Pearl Necklace designs at My Pearls. There are Pearl Necklaces to be worn singly, as mismatched pearls, floating pearls, pearls that jut out at odd angles and a whole host of other design options. They may be white Akoyas, or traditional pink coloured Asos. They can cost just a few pounds or run up to many thousands. Some will flake in a few minutes and other will be heirlooms and last a lifetime. Pay what you want and take your pick.
Get out your old Pearl Necklaces and get another strand of pearls, now wear the the two together to create a new style, it’s all about how you wear it and now what you wear. it.
Take a look at FabFasionFix for even more ideas and inspirations on how to wear pearls.