Pearls have been around for thousands of years and their popularity only seems to be increasing. In fact, in many bridal fashion shows in the year gone by, pearls dominated the clothes and accessories of the models. Young people are also taking to pearls in a big way. Why is it that pearls are fast emerging as the next big fashion statement?
One of the most obvious places to see a renewed love for pearls is in bridal wear. Weddings happen all the time and brides have embraced the pearl trend in their clothes. Whether it’s on the gown, the jacket for the reception or the veil, pearls have made their presence felt. We also see it in bridal jewellery. A pair of simple earrings with Akoya pearls or a strand or two of pearls enhance the beauty of the attire even more. Maybe the appeal lies in its timelessness. Every bride wants her wedding gown to be fashion-forward even decades later. Pearls never age and therefore it makes sense for the wedding gown to incorporate them.
Pearls are a great piece of jewellery to possess. Imagine a simple bracelet or choker. Perhaps a strand of multi-coloured pearls and some drop earrings. Pearl jewellery is classy and elegant, but also modern and trendy. This is one of the reasons why pearls are so popular with youngsters. They can wear them and look cool. For instance, a choker looks great with a pair of jeans and with a dress. Its versatility makes pearls a popular choice.
While the pearl is a precious stone, it is rarer than almost all the stones known to man. This makes it an object to covet. In fact, the Tahitian pearls and South Sea pearls are massively popular today. There is a huge demand for them because there’s more spending power and a greater knowledge of these things. The world yearns for the rare find, the rare experience. The saltwater pearls fit this bill to a ‘T’. They are a conversation starter and a statement maker.
Pearls lend themselves to everything- you can use pearls as embellishments in jackets, skirts and dresses. A pearl-encrusted bag, shoes and heels are a good addition to a closet. Pearls are a great material to work with as well. They are hardy and can be extended to be part of artefacts and furniture. Imagine a console table with mother of pearl inlays. Or a photo frame with pearl accents. There is a lot you can do with pearls beyond jewellery.
Celebrities are also doing their part to increase the demand for jewellery. Natalie Portman played Jacqueline Kennedy in a movie and her fans found the pearls she sported wonderful. Reality star, Kim Kardashian and her daughter wore pearls too in a popular photograph. Pearls are seen in the music festival and concert costumes of stars, on the red carpet and award shows too. All this has enhanced the image of the pearl in people’s minds.
The pearl is a perfect legacy gift too. It’s often bought keeping the future in mind- making it eternally fashionable and trendy.
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