Pearls have always been highly desired throughout history. Evidence of this can be seen as far back as 55BC when Julius Caesar’s love of pearls was a contributing factor to his invasion of England!
The Mail Online as well as The Daily Telegraph pointed out that pearl lovers are becoming younger and younger with fashion conscious celebrities, such as Rihanna, Cara Delvingne, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Ashley Olsen all becoming pearl’o’holics.
But why? What is it about them that makes them so desirable?
Firstly, and some might say obviously, they are the all time timeless classic gem, the ideal accessory to wear to everything, with everything.
‘Pearls are the secret weapon when wanting to look elegantly understated.’ – Chrissie Douglas
How do they do this? As light touches a pearl it is refracted through all the layers of nacre before being reflected back out onto the face above, giving a soft glow/up light. This is why it is so important to look for good pearl luster when purchasing pearls as poor or lack luster pearls will only look dull and heavy next to your face….no one wants that!
‘I love the fact that the pearl lustre makes their wearer automatically look radiant. I also love the fact that pearls always take a back seat never outshining their owner and always enhancing her’ – Chrissie Douglas
I need to point out a word of warning…not everything you read in the newspapers is 100% accurate…
In the Mail Online they say that cultured pearls ‘…are the result of a piece of mantle tissue from a shell being transplanted into another shell.’
What they neglected to say is that this is only true of cultured Freshwater Pearls. For cultured Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea Pearls the technician also needs to insert a bead as well as the ‘…piece of mantle tissue’ to start the pearl making process.
‘Fashion changes, but style endures.’ – Coco Chanel