Fashion Classics: Updated Pearls

Thursday, March 25, 2010 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Aqua Faux Pearl and Chain Bracelet
Aqua Faux Pearl Chain Bracelet

$18.40 (was $23-- save 20%!)
Available at: bloomingdales.com

Pearls fascinate me for many reasons, but most of all because they always look marvelous on women. When it comes to Pearls, it’s not about trendy fashion, but about their ability to be timeless. The range of colors is unbelievable-- champagne to black-- and you can mix and match pearls with every kind of stone imaginable. Every piece of clothing can be worn beautifully alongside pearls.

It’s hard for me to choose between a single strand of pearls or a multi-layered necklace because they have a similar chic affect, although multiple strand pearls come off as more flirty. Nonetheless, it’s impossible to go wrong with this classic look. There is a reason that every gorgeous Hollywood star as far as I can remember has embraced pearls like a true best friend.

Buying the real thing isn’t always the best option, especially if you want different kinds of pieces. The Aqua Faux Pearl and Chain Bracelet is as close to the real thing as it gets. The triple layer strands are met with bold multi-chain backing. I love the innocent, classic look with and edgy twist. However you end up catching a glimpse of this bracelet, you won’t be disappointed.

kate spade pearl sparkle ring
Kate Spade Pearl Sparkle Ring

$95.00
Available at: nordstrom.com

Pearls also give a fairy tale feel. A dreamy world can be envisioned when wearing pearls. I think princesses and pearls go perfectly together, and I think the Chico's Laranece Necklace's luminous cascade of pearls on illusion wire make it seem unreal it’s so pretty. I love the random inconsistency of light colored pearls that are different shapes and sizes, creating a soft yet head turning look. In the midst of all the pearl layers there are random glass beads that help harmonize the large amount of pearls-- any plain v-neck will be embellished with this extraordinary necklace. [ed. note: the necklace is now sold out, but the matching Laranece Earrings are still available]

Lastly, I love single pearl rings because of the statement they make but, it’s so fun to have a cluster pearl ring as a fun laid back cocktail ring. The Kate Spade Pearl Sparkle Ring features glossy pink faux pearls and gem studded clusters, which gives the ring a lot of voice and character. Every cluster gains much more boldness with that extra sparkle. It’s like the bad girl version of the typical classic pearl ring settings. Bright and bold in its own way, this rings is a must have.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.