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A Girl Needs Her Pearls

Lucille and PearlsI was 52 when I got my first set of pearls, a necklace and earrings!

I felt so grown up all of a sudden – Pearls! Touching and feeling them, wanting everyone around me to notice and make comment!

Why do pearls have this effect?

There is a charm, a feeling of nostalgia and glamour not surpassed by anything else!  I always believed Pearls were for later in life – a jewellery piece reflecting you had grown up!

 

 

 

Often pearls were associated with Queens and Princesses throughout time, remembering a young Princess Diana wearing the most beautiful sets; Hollywood sirens, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe to modern stars like, Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie – Pearls remain as popular as ever.

Truly beatutifulDiana Pearls, Neck, SmileDiana_fashion_pearls_choker

Pearlers of quotes!! thanks BAZAAR  

“Pearls are always appropriate.” —Jackie Kennedy Onassis

“If you wear things you adore, you just look better.” —Margherita Missoni

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” —Tom Ford

“Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don’t show.” —Christian Dior

“Buy less, choose well.” —Vivienne Westwood

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” —Michael Kors

“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” —Coco Chanel

Born of a living creature they are individual art works found only after opening hundreds of oysters!

Interestingly they’re able to absorb oils from the wearer’s skin and can be damaged by the chemicals in make-up and perfumes! Wow, wasn’t aware of this!

My love of pearls will continue with my son and daughter-in-law buying my first set to wear to their wedding, with memories I will cherish forever.

My beautiful pink coloured Pearl set is a treasured possession I wear at every special occasion as not only does it make me feel ‘dressed up’ it also feels like an embrace from my son and daughter in law from afar!  That is an awesome feeling!

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