Pearls are always appropriate - Jackie Kennedy Click To TweetPearls are one of the oldest forms of decorative jewelry. While beads predate pearls, beads were used as currency, where pearls were decorative and reserved for the aristocracy early on. Pearls have been worn as decoration back as far as 420 BC. They are as revered as diamonds and are just as rare. Because pearls are created by a living creatures and not created by man or dug from the earth they have been prized for centuries. The fact that pearls come to us direct from the oyster without need for cutting or polishing is one of the more amazing feats of nature.
Pearls come in many shapes and colors both natural and cultured. Due to high demand and the classic look of pearls many companies took to creating manmade versions in glass, abalone shell, coral, and plastic. Whether they are classic round, oval, blister pearls or oddly shaped baroque, pearls have always been a fashion staple. Even Coco Chanel wore a mixture of real and fake pearls. And Jackie Kennedy was rarely seen without her signature triple strand of graduated glass pearls.
So yes, pearls are always appropriate. How do you wear yours?