Style icon Coco Chanel famously once said, “Every woman should have ropes and ropes of pearls.” And she’s right. Pearls are not only beautiful but fascinating as they are natural, from the sea and made over long periods of time deep in the ocean. This adds an element of mystery and intrigue to their beauty. So when a woman is considering whether she should purchase and wear pearls, here are five reasons you can’t go wrong with these timeless natural jewels.
The right pearls enhance your unique body
No one has the same beautiful body as you do, and no one strand of pearl is exactly alike. To add elegance and a sense of rare beauty to your wardrobe, pick out a pearl necklace or earrings that enhance your hair, skin, and body type. Many people don’t realize that pearls come in lavender, light blue and yellow, or even gray and dramatic black. Pick the color that suits your skin and hair tones, and then consider your body type. A long string of pearls will lengthen your body. This is a good look if you’re busty. But if on the other hand you want to draw the eye upward, consider styling with a double strand of pearls worn like a choker. Or flaunt a chunkier set to compliment your neckline. Everyone remembers the famous photograph of Audrey Hepburn in your chunky strands of pearls. It’s a style icon photograph because of those beautiful pearls that show off her elegant neck.
Pearls come in so many varieties to suit every taste
Most people have never stopped to consider that there are several types of pearls out there. Japanese akoya pearls come in soft pastels of white, cream and pink. Their color is rich and elegant and anyone who sees them on your neckline will be stunned by their beauty. There are also freshwater pearls manufactured by designers and these will give your outfits a fresh and current feeling. Lesser known are South Sea pearls, which are the largest and rarest type. Their bigger size and golden hues give them an automatic luxurious quality. If you have a business meeting where you want to impress, these are prefect to pair with a power suit. Tahitian pearls come in dark, metallic greys and blacks, making them perfect to pair with a dramatic evening gown.
Dressed up or dressed down
It’s hard to compare pearls to any other kind of jewelry, as bear the unique ability to go with any outfit. This is time and style tested for hundreds of years. A single strand of Japanese Akoya pearls can perfectly compliment you favorite pair of jeans and tee shirt, but later that same evening these same pearls can enhance a beautiful evening gown. There aren’t many jewelry pieces that are so versatile. It’s why you can’t go wrong incorporating them into your daily wardrobe.
Not Just for necklaces
Sometimes a simple, understated bit of jewelry is perfect, and that can be nicely achieved with a pearl bracelet or a pair of pearl earrings. Refined while not be over-stated, pearl earrings are perfect for any occasion. In hot weather, if you aren’t interested in having something hang on your neck, small pearl earrings of any variety are lovely, cool and light. The same goes for a pearl bracelet that will flatter a woman’s lovely wrist.
A woman for all ages
Some of the most iconic Hollywood images are of women wearing pearls, such as the classic image of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The image is seeded in the American consciousness and signifies refinement and classic beauty. The pearls around Hepburn’s neck showcase what it means to be elegant and modern at the same time. This is what a pearl necklace affords a woman of any age. But pearls aren’t just for a young Hollywood age actress. Even young girls look lovely in a string of pearls and it’s a very appropriate form of jewelry for a little girl, especially if she’s a flower girl in a wedding. On the other hand, older women can flaunt their pearls as well and look timeless and youthful at the same time.
No matter what age, skin color or personality type, pearls are always in fashion and educating yourself even just a little bit about the types of pearls out there, you can discover how to incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe. If you’re gearing up for an important celebration such as an anniversary party or wedding, having your bridesmaids wear pearls is a wonderful way to make sure your wedding doesn’t get stuck in a trend. You want your photos to capture iconic style and youthful beauty. Pearls have the magic to do just that.