It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but if you ask me, pearls are so much more exotic. After all, pearls are harvested from the murky depths of the sea, and pried from their shells to expose a natural, lustrous beauty which can be achieved through nature alone. Historically speaking, pearls have symbolized perfection and purity, and as a lunar symbol, they also signify water and woman. Perhaps this is why pearls are enchanting not only to me, but to millions of women worldwide.
Pearls are the birthstone of June and are the only birthstone to be produced by a living organism. They come in a range of colors, sizes and shapes. But while these truths definitely set pearls apart from traditional gemstones, what I love most about pearls is that they can look great with any outfit, from jeans to an evening gown.
I appreciate the fact that you can find pictures of Courtney Love wearing pearls with the most casual clothing, and at the same time you can spot Helen Mirren wearing pearls at the Oscars. I love the thought that my pearl jewelry looks ‘trendy’ on me in my 30’s, and that the same pearls will be considered ‘elegant’ when I’m in my 60’s.
In my undying preoccupation with fashion, I’ve spent a lot of time studying celebrities who have stepped out publicly while wearing my favorite jewelry. To be sure, there are some styles that I prefer more than others, but this is my prerogative as a fashion junkie. In my next few posts, I plan to share some of my pearl obsession with you, by analyzing leading ladies who have worn pearls, from Jackie O. to Rihanna. I hope that by seeing the versatility of these fantastic jewels, you’ll come to love pearls as much as I do. I can’t wait to hear what you think!