January 18, 2012

Inspiration: Elegant, Ladylike, Sophisticated - Pearls!

If there is one recent trend in jewellery that I'm all over like cat hair on your favourite (insert garment here), it's the prevalence of pearls! It's a trend that's been trickling down to the masses since October 2010, when Fashion Weeks around the globe hosted the SS 2011 collections. Like many excellent trends, it was the small-scale designers who inspired the Big Names, with innovative usage of pearls as early as 2009!

I've been fond of pearls since girlhood, but I always viewed them as being for special occasions, a bit of living history when women were ladies and elegance was the truest expression of feminine beauty. I think my uber-stylish Grandmother had something to do with that!

But pearls aren't just for family photos, or Christmas, or evenings out anymore! Modern living, modern values, modern fashion means we, as fashionable women (and some men), get to wear what we want when we want to!

BEHOLD! Pearls for the everyday, or at least in a modern way!

Pearl Mega Cluster Necklace - Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta
South Sea Pearls, 14K Yellow, Rose, White Gold - Martin L. Bernstein
Silver Pewter Conch Shell Aqua Blue Pearl etc. etc. long title - Estylo Jewelry on Etsy
Peacock Pearl Row Necklace - Gold - ArtsyLadyBoutique on Esty
ABS by Allen Schwartz Knotted Pearl and Chain Bracelet
Alana Norrel bracelet - photo from Eversave via Our Thrifty Ideas
Multi Chain and Pearl Bracelet - Chaotic Soul Jewelry
Kenneth Cole New York "Modern Vintage" Pearl Black Diamond Cuff Bracelet -  Endless.com
Gold Pearl Earrings Tassel Fringe etc. - Karmalings on Etsy
Flying Lizard Bow and Pearl Tassel Earrings - Max  & Chloe
Pearl Spike Ear Cuff Gold Brass - Ashaloo on Etsy
White Pearls Silver Tassel Earrings - VeraidaGifts on Etsy

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