Coco Chanel already said “A woman needs round and round pearls” and this year this phrase is even more reinforced
now, this is because the classic and timeless pearls are a strong trend of 2021. But do you know how
to use it? So, check below for tips on how to bet on this trend of the moment.
History of pearls
The pearl is the oldest precious stone that exists and for a long time it was the most expensive in
the world, they appeared in about 2000 years a. C. during the middle ages in the 13th and 14th centuries
in many countries in Europe only aristocratic people were allowed to wear pearls, over the years, pearls became a symbol
of sophistication and delicacy, it became even more famous because of famous personalities, the stylist Coco Chanel was one of those, who wore the pearl necklace and made it a timeless item in fashion.
How are pearls cultivated?
Pearls can be formed naturally or through cultivation and human intervention.
Natural pearls: they are very rare, found inside oysters, they are practically extinct and it is a very difficult job
to look for. If a jewel has a natural pearl it will probably be very small and the value of
the accessory will be very expensive.
Cultured pearls: mollusks are created in specific places where jewelry is produced, through a delicate process, nacre is implemented inside a mollusk to produce the pearl, it can be developed in salt water or fresh water.
Type of pearls
South sea: the colors of this type of pearl vary between white and gold, have a round shape and size
between 8mm and 15mm, are grown in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Tahitian Pearls: black, round pearls and the size can vary in size between 8 mm and 14 mm in diameter,
it is one of the most coveted pearls and has added value, can be found in dark green, petroleum blue, graphite gray or purple.
Baroque pearls: they are not completely spherical, because cultivation takes place ahead of time, they can have a variety
BiWa Pearls: the size of these pearls depends on the process and climatic conditions of the cultivation region, but has
an average diameter of 7mm and is grown in Japan.
Pearls Rice: these pearls are smaller and have a slightly rounded rice shape, they are grown in China.
Akoya Pearls: white in color, rounded in shape, they are part of the traditional group of pearls.
How to use pearls?
Pearl necklaces come in different versions, lengths and pearls, you can find one that best suits your style and use
in different ways, some options.
Long necklace: the necklace full of pearls can be used alone, or you can turn it around your neck to
be more charming, it can be a great accessory option to be worn at night.
Choker: the pearl necklace in this format, values too much and highlights the neck region, in addition to combining a
traditional detail with a current necklace shape, your look will be much more modern, if you want, you can use
it with other necklaces.
Necklace with pearl pendant: the necklace with only one pearl is ideal for those who want to bet on the
trend without exaggeration, it is a subtle detail that finishes the look with good taste and delicacy, if the length
of the necklace is shorter, it is recommended that you wear just him, for the highlight to stay in the pearl.
The pearl earrings are very delicate and leave the ear delicate, can be used in a traditional or more modern
way, this will depend on the style of the earring.
Small pearl earring: the smaller earring makes the look more classic, ideal to be worn alone and combined with clothes of neutral tones and straight modeling, to match each other.
Large pearl earring: this is a more current version and it is possible to use it in a modern way and mix it with other accessories, if you have more holes in the ear, combine with smaller earrings.
Other pearl accessories
- Pearl ring: the pearl appears on the rings in more discreet but beautiful shapes, you can use it with other rings, as long as they are thin and without details, because the highlight of your hand must be on the pearl.
- Pearl bracelet: the bracelet is a very feminine and sophisticated accessory, depending on the bracelet with pearls, you can use it with other bracelets that follow the same visual style.
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How to combine pearl accessories?
The pearl goes beyond generations and goes with everything, but when combining you must be careful when wearing it, earrings and a pearl necklace together can be a heavier combination and do not go very well, so it is better to mix accessories that combine together. Example: use a small pearl earring with a larger, delicate necklace, or use the larger pearl earring and a choker with another type of pendant, experiment and see which combination is best.
To combine clothes with pearl accessories, you should invest in clothes that have classic patterns and fluid fabrics, preferably with neutral tones, so the look will not be loaded with information and take the shine off the accessories with the pearls.
Pearls on clothes
In 2021, the details of pearls will be present even on the clothes, always following the elegant and fine style that is already characteristic of them, it will appear on the blouses, and to use it, you must invest in more basic clothes, that do not have many details, because the main piece will be the pearl. In fact, it is recommended that you do not mix it with other elements so that the look doesn’t get too much information, the pearl represents delicacy, so use it in a subtle way.
Pearls are a classic that never go out of style, there may be times when it is more popular, like now, but they can be used at any time of the year, regardless of the occasion, if you want to invest a value in a good jewel of pearl, you can invest, because it will last and you will use it for the rest of your life.
Do you like pearls? Do you have any accessories with this detail? How do you like to use?