"A good diamond however small, is a possession to be prized for generations." - Harry Winston

Monday, March 15, 2010

These aren't just for your grandmother

I was talking with a friend the other day about my business services and finding a gift for his secretary. As we talked I suggested a really nice set of pearls and his first reaction was chagrin! "Aren't pearls for your grandmother?"


Pearls are a fabulous staple to add to your wardrobe, just like the all purpose white blouse or black slacks and pencil skirt. I am sure that like many of you we remember how classy Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn looked in their pearl necklaces.

Pearls come in different shapes and sizes, colors and values. Natural pearls are very rare, so like many things in this day and age a large percentage of the pearls are cultured (with the help of human intervention). Some very simple hints to make sure that you are getting a nice set of pearls is to make sure there is a consistency in shape, luster and smoothness among the pearls. Because pearls come in many different colors (white, yellow, black and grey) you can never go wrong. Many folks ask me the question about the cost of pearls and I tell them that depending on the qualities they are looking for they should expect to pay $400 plus, remember pearls never go out of style!

I also think that the First Lady Fashioniasta has really brought "classy back" and is showing that a pearl necklace can be fun and fabulous.

Like any jewelry purchase always educate yourself or just make life easier and let us do it for you! If you have any questions about your pearl purchase we'd be happy to help.

1 comment:

B said...

There is something instantly elegant about pearls. I love how they can be worn perfectly with both dressy and more casual outfits.