I’ve always thought of a single string of pearls as the ultimate accessory for an instant ‘elegance boost’ to whatever one is wearing. Everyone from the fictitious Blair Waldorf, to the very stylish former model Carla Bruni, has been seen carrying off pearls in the most inspiring ways- I love the modern and creative interpretations of pearls, be it as jewelry or even sprinkled over accessories. I do own a simple pearl necklace myself but have come to realize how pearls are not just meant for that graduation outfit or a trip to the opera- there’s SO much more to learn and explore!
My most recent inspiration comes from the Robert Wan’s latest collection of sautoirs, bracelets and rings, reflecting the magnificence of the French Polynesia, and specifically the island of Marutea, whose lagoons yield some of the most precious and beautiful pearls in the world!
I didn’t know there were natural pearls found in so many colors -from the purest snow to rose, subtle green, royal gold, cherry, peacock, purple, silver and dark grey. The Tahitian Robert Wan collection really blew me over, especially the ‘Island Sautoir’ necklace and The ‘Prestigieux’ range. But the cynosure was really the 18mm baroque pearl in a peacock that is presented on a simple strand of diamonds and enhanced with emeralds- Stunning!
Pearls have been the go-to accessories since the flapper girls of the 1920’s showed us the way. Right from the Great Gatsby era to date, these versatile beauties have been in every IT girl’s jewelry box. I’m definitely going to be experimenting with my pearl look this weekend- might even mix it up with a bit of grunge with a skater dress and edgy, gladiator heels with a string of pearls… as a necklace or maybe even a hairband! Have a fun weekend xo