Why Are Pearls Associated With Summer?

 I don't know about you but when anyone mentions pearls I always think of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Summer!!!

Audrey Hepburn wearing pearl earrings

Coco Chanel wearing pearls

Coco Chanel and Serge Lifa, the principal dancer of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes during his final years 
in the late 1920's

The first two are self explanatory, but why Summer?

Here are my thoughts (and they are just my humble thoughts).

i) it's the gemstone of the month of June, and it is also the gemstone favoured by brides (which also seems to be in the Summer months).

Baroque Pearl Earrings Worn on Model

ii) Pearls are automatically associated with the ocean (as pearls are harvested from clams) thereby creating visions of beachside luxury.

Whether you are frolicking in St.Barts or in the Med, pearls always add some laidback luxe to a Summer wardrobe.

Pearl ring

Gold Pearl Rings here

iii) Pearls have a natural iridescence and lustrous glow that mimics the shimmering qualities of Summer sunlight. Their smooth, reflective surface adds a touch of elegance and radiance to any outfit (any season). 

They are also known for their timeless beauty; they can be paired with a t'shirt and jeans, party attire and of course wedding outfits.

pearl jewellery

iv) Pearls also have a rich history in many cultures. For example in ancient Rome, pearls were associated with the goddess Venus, who was linked to love and beauty (hence the connection weddings and bridal accessories).

Having said all of the above, pearls can really be worn and enjoyed whenever and however you feel fit. 

There are no hard and fast rules for how you should wear your pearls. Ultimately it is all about personal style and expression.

Kate Middleton wearing pearl accessories

Long pearl drop earrings

So there you have it. My humble thoughts on why pearls are the epitome of Summer.

Are you a pearl girl? Is it your go-to gemstone?

Do let me know if you are a "pearly-Queen" in the comments.

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