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Vintage Lady with Pearls

Modern Girls and Vintage Pearls

What do Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor all have in common? A love for PEARLS! Pearls are no longer reserved for the necks of royalty and first ladies; they have made their way into the glamour and fashion of today’s top trendsetters.  Although the word “Classy” may no longer be the first word to come to mind, we notice that each woman puts her own personal spin on the way she wears her pearls, from Lady Ga Ga’s pearl encrusted body, to Sara Jessica Parker’s love for layering, to Angelina Jolie’s simple strand. It’s a beautiful thing to see just how versatile pearls can really be. Pearls have proven to be the perfect accessory to any outfit for any occasion! No matter what personal spin these ladies put on their pearls, it proves that pearls have stood the test of time, and ever-changing trends. We expect they’ll continue their reign as the “Queen of Gems and the gem of queens”!

Then:

Gorgeous Vintage Pearls

Now:

Modern Girls and Their Pearls

Pearls and the Little Black Dress – The Perfect Combination?

Ok Ladies–

We have come to realize that Little Black Dress is nothing new. Audrey Hepburn was one of the most well-known people to rock the “Little Black Dress” and that was in the 1960’s! A little black dress (LBD) is a simple black cocktail or evening dress. The cut of the dress is kept very simple and length can vary, depending on the current designer trend. Originally the little black dress was made popular in the 1920s, by the well-known fashion designer Coco Chanel. Little did “Chanel know at the time, but LBD was so wonderfully versatile, that it would become the number one style that defied time… The little black dress continues to be a staple in most women’s wardrobe some 70 years later. It continues to hold its own on the top ten lists of classic fashions, and it has become a steadfast “rule of fashion” that every woman should own at least one or two seasonal elegant black dresses.

A piece that’s a must for your wardrobe, and should never let you down, your go-to LBD should make you feel sexy without doing anything but slipping it on! We all have our favorite LBD, but we need to spice it up from time to time…that’s where the pearls come in! The best way to accentuate your LBD is with something versatile, like a pearl rope. A rope gives you options, and options are always nice when it comes to looking good!

Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn
Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But what about something a little more on-trend to go with your LBD this spring and summer?

Jewelry this season is all over the place, so avoid the fads and stay classic with pearls! Pastel pearls are big this spring / summer season. You name it, bracelets, necklaces, rings… You will see loads of variations of soft pastel shades making up wonderful pearl jewelry creations. When buying jewelry, buy a piece of jewelry that you can be comfortable knowing will never go out of style, and some day become a family heirloom! While pearl jewelry continues to defy time, these pastel-toned pearls are the trend this season.

This Spring, jewelry is all about making a big statement. Be it with a necklace, a bangle or an oh-so-dazzling cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant-garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold, and colorful…

Nature Calls…Lots of emphasis on natural colors. Also materials such as stone and wood are big this season in jewelry. The natural feels are an organic and botanical looking beads is a big trend especially in pendants.

Bold and Big – a MUST in Jewelry this season

Pendants, Charms and Single Stones – Is one better than many? Single large stones that hang in a pendant configuration are in …. Women will be wearing bright and somewhat larger charm bracelets and necklaces this season .

What’s Up With Colors?

Natural to bright – anything goes this spring. The bright colors of nature, think vibrant sunset or soft seascape.

Metals

There is always and always will be room for metals in beaded jewelry. Think sleek and modern designs. Look for an even mix with natural materials like wood and stone beads mixed with metals. This season the metal pieces have taken on a more modern look.

Silver and Gold

Silver is as always hot, but this season gold is making a good comeback. You will see the two metals mixed to create some wonderful jewelry pieces. Charms, pendants and larger jewelry beads are what what’s seen on runways in the new spring lines.

We would describe the perfect bead jewelry necklace for Spring to be composed of bright, colorful oversized beads that invoke nature in either their shape or color, and the whole piece would be brought together with a tasteful silver and gold gemstone pendant hanging off the neck. Your Spring/Summer Little Black Dress combo will scream nothing but class!

Chanel’s Pearl Passion

Pearl Chanel PurseIt’s Spring 2012 girls, and it’s time to hit the rack for your new spring bag! Why not combine your love of nature’s most unique jewel (the pearl, of course) and the cutest bag you can find…Chanel did!

The Spring 2012 Chanel Collection features a pearl clutch going for $48,000. Any takers? It’s the ultimate accessory — with this baby, your friends would flock around you just to say that they have a friend with the new Chanel pearl bag!

Classic jewelry and classic style come together to make one of spring’s most envied pieces, the Pearl Encrusted Shell Chanel Purse.

Just goes to show you that true beauty never fades; a big thank you to designers everywhere for continually rediscovering and appreciating pearls: fashion’s favorite jewel.