They say that fashion usually just comes and goes, some trendy fashion styles just come back and every generation gives it their own unique twists to them. However, there are just some fashion trends that are considered to be classic and can never be forgotten no matter how old they get, just like the classic winged liner that is paired up with a bloody red lipstick. Another trend will never get old is the little black dress, and also pearls for jewelries.
Turns out that pearls are actually the oldest piece of gem since they have been used even before history has been written. This is why no one exactly knows when was the very first time mankind has used pearls as a form of accessory. Some of the first recorded events where pearls actually became a piece of jewelry was when it is being added to crown for royalties. Just like back in Ancient Rome wherein pearls were a symbols of someone of high status, and only them could wear the pearl jewelries.
Queen of Gems
Nowadays, pearls are actually known to be a classics accessory. Almost everyone has at least one pair of pearl earrings, which is the most popular pearl jewelry. Most of the time these are inherited since they are indeed a traditional jewelry item. Some people think that pearls are old-fashioned but some notable women are actually proving that they are not.
Just like how the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen rocking a pearl drop earrings from time to time, and even former First Lady Michelle Obama was seen wearing them as a necklace and earrings. Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie were also seen wearing pearls and they add sophistication in the classic look, making it seem so modern and elegant.
According to experts, women who wear pearls tend to have that younger aura to them. According to the head jeweler of the Bonhams in the United Kingdom, Jean Ghika, pearls have always been seen as something old-fashioned, it is a way of preserving the old generation in a jewelry piece. But then again, the time has changed and it is now viewed as something elegant, something that screams simplicity and sophistication amongst young women.
The Bonhams, who sells more jewelry any auction house every year, reveals that most of the high-quality pearls today are getting more and more expensive. This is also the reason that the record prices of pearl jewelries are increasing. Another reason for this is said to be because these pearls are becoming rare since pollution and overfishing are harming the ocean. It is also said that high-quality pearls that are really old tend to be something that people want, which is why these are way more expensive.
In fact, in 2013, Bonhams auctioned off a pair of a diamond chandelier pearl earrings from the 1920s and it was sold for £157,250. Another pair of vintage diamond pearl earrings from the 1960s and it was sold in 2014 for £290,500.
The Bonhams’ director Emily Barbers even said that pearls simply never go out of style, which is why most celebrities are even giving it a go. They have the power to illuminate the face, which makes it even more natural compared to other pieces of gems.
Wear Pearls in 2018
Pearls may have been known for its natural beauty since it brings sophistication for every piece. However, fashion tends to evolve with time and these classic pearl pieces tend to be worn differently now.
With the help of fashion designers, more and more pearl jewelry is evolving. If you are tired of wearing your usual single pearls, there is always a way for you to transform them into something new. These pearls may present elegance but they don’t have to be elegant looking all the time.
Some designers like Gucci, Dolce, and Gabbana, have decided to add a certain twist to the pearls by adding them to other accessory pieces such as on shoes, purses, clothing and more. Some of them are extremely all out and may not be suitable to be worn when you go out, but there are some that could be a total inspiration for you.