Posh in Pearls

Jun 16, 2016

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 
pearls.



In the 1920's and 30's Coco Chanel became the 
poster girl for pearls.

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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"-

Coco Chanel


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".

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Style icons Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O then carried on
the tradition through the 50's and 60's.


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Rare photo of Audrey Hepburn photographed in 1959 by
Henry Wolf via

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Elfin-faced beauty

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Jackie O relaxing in pearls (well you can when  you are
First Lady) via


Jackie Kennedy, pearls, pearl necklace

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 
Prince Charles.

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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.

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At the MET in December 1996


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Bringing pearls right up to date and coming 
full circle again with Chanel

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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.
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Chanel
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.
xxxxx