Pearls, the classic that became cool again
The most valuable pearls occur naturally in the wild, but are extremely rare. They are a worldwide phenomenon going back centuries. During the Roman Empire, pearl jewelry was a desirable and expensive luxury, a symbol of wealth and status. In the early 19th century, pearls embellished more intimate or ‘sentimental’ jewelry to celebrate love or express grief but were also seen as a symbol of power. Later in Paris, jewelers working in the Art Nouveau style were fascinated by the extraordinary shaped pearls and transformed them into breathtaking interpretations of nature. In the ‘Roaring Twenties’ urban life changed fashions, women wore short sleeveless slim-line dresses and pearls dangled down to the waist and beyond. In the 1970s and 1980s, pearls were worn in a more rock 'n roll way, by the likes of Bianca Jagger, Madonna and Loulou de la Falaise.
Today, you can see an abundance of pearl jewelry on street style pictures, the red carpet and in fashion shoots. No matter how you wear your pearls, they will always be classics!
Take a look at our pearl collection and our pinboard filled with styling ideas and inspiration. A few of our favorites: