If you were born in June, then you are probably
already aware that pearls are your birthstone.
Pearls are symbolic for it's so-called enchanting powers.
In many cultures there is also a very strong link with love
and marriage, hence the reason that June is a popular month
for marriages in which brides adorn themselves with
In the 1920's and 30's Coco Chanel became the
poster girl for pearls.
Coco Chanel and Serge Lifa, the principal dancer of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes during it's final years in the late 1920's
"I think pearls are understated and slightly
reticent and for that reason they really are very effective"-
In the 1950's Grace Kelly took over the helm
and is quoted as saying
"I favour pearls on screen and in my private life".
Style icons Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O then carried on
the tradition through the 50's and 60's.
|Rare photo of Audrey Hepburn photographed in 1959 by|
Henry Wolf via
|Jackie O relaxing in pearls (well you can when you are|
First Lady) via
Jackie O wore her triple strand pearl necklace
designed by American jeweller Kenneth Jay Lane frequently.
It became her signature piece during here time as First Lady.
In 1981, pearls ruled again when Princess Diana married
The Queen presented Diana with this diamond and
pearl tiara as a wedding gift.
This diamond and sapphire brooch was also a wedding
gift from the Queen and Diana had the brooch made into
a stunning pearl choker using the brooch as a centrepiece.
Pearl chokers then became fashionable again.
|At the MET in December 1996|
Bringing pearls right up to date and coming
full circle again with Chanel
Are you a pearl girl?
Funnily enough I have never worn pearls
(not sure why).
But here are some pearls I would love to get
my hands on.
I didn't even wear them on my wedding
day. Am I the only person that hasn't?
What gems did you wear on your wedding day?
As always would love to hear from you.