The origins of the pearl pendant necklace
Pearls are incredibly special gemstones; who can resist a beautiful pair of pearl earrings or a stunning pearl pendant necklace? Unlike Rubies, Sapphires and Diamonds, Pearls do not need to be cut and polished to reveal their true beauty. They form completely within an oyster underneath the sea, with an iridescence and lustre unlike any other. The history of pearl farming spans thousands of years, with ancient civilisations discovering their existence whilst diving for food. Astonished by the pearl's beauty, and the rare occurrence of natural pearls, they quickly became a coveted item amongst the aristocracy. The Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, also known as 'The Queen of Pearls' is said to have owned one of the most famous collections with her portraits often showing her adorned with many elegant strings of this precious gemstone.
How to wear luxury
Pearls exude glamour and easily add a touch of class to every outfit. Whether running errands or attending a sophisticated Gala, here is a collection of quick tips on how to make the most out of this stunning gemstone:
Shopping in style
Pearls are suitable for any occasion, a pearl pendant necklace paired with a slouchy tee-shirt and jeans adds class and drama to a casual outfit. Add a pair of sneakers for a dressed-down but classy look.
For a formal event, a multi-stringed necklace really has the wow factor when teamed with a stunning floor-length gown. But if the evening doesn't call for an all-out extravaganza then a pair of pearl earrings and a pearl drop necklace are also eye-catching statement pieces. Coupled with a simple little black dress, the brightness of the stone will pop against a dark-coloured dress.
Keeping it simple
The beauty of pearl jewellery is that it speaks for itself but for an added sparkle, diamonds make a great accompaniment to any ensemble.
When opting for understated elegance or extraordinary extravagance, pearl jewellery is a fabulous investment that will last a lifetime.