Pearls have an unmatched ability to make whatever you’re wearing seem instantly elegant. However, while this elegance makes pearl necklaces a great pick for the most formal of occasions, these pieces aren’t just for the rare events when you don an evening gown. The many personalities of pearls make them lovely picks for all but the most casual occasions. Here’s how to wear pearl necklaces from Sunday morning to Saturday night.
A strand of freshwater pearls is always appropriate, and Sunday morning is no exception. The 7-8mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Matching Earrings is an excellent pick for church, and will add a touch of pulled-together class to your look—evening if getting out the door on time was a bit of a challenge. This simply lovely strand is paired with 7mm pearl stud earrings, providing a coordinated look that’s a no-brainer on a busy morning, and just as elegant for Sunday brunch. Select the standard sterling silver finesse clasp or upgrade to a highly-polished clasp of 14K yellow gold or 14K white gold. In addition to classic white freshwater pearls such as these, Apples of Gold carries freshwater pearl necklaces in several colors, including peach, pink and lavender, as well as multi-colored strands, providing a number of unique ways to wear these timeless beauties.
The 7.0-7.5mm Japanese Akoya Black Pearl Necklace provides a striking example of these pearls’ chic beauty. In your choice of length, from 16 to 22 inches, this necklace is lovely enough be worn all week and versatile enough to complement any ensemble. Choose a finesse clasp crafted of 14K white gold or 14K yellow gold for a look that coordinates perfectly with your wardrobe.If you’re looking for a workweek piece that can take you from the office to dinner with the upmost of class, consider a strand of Japanese Akoya pearls. These pearls are called the “icon” of cultured pearls for good reason: they have a consistently round shape and a luxurious luster. Created by the Pinctada fucata oyster in Japanese waters, Akoya pearls are most often white or cream-colored; however they also come in a striking black variety.
Baroque pearl necklaces are great picks for casual Saturdays as they demonstrate that beauty and perfection are not synonymous. These styles feature pearls that are slightly irregular in shape, creating a look that’s graceful and far from stuffy. For instance, the 10-12.6mm Tahitian South Sea Drop-Shape Pearl Necklace is a great weekend style as it showcases slightly asymmetrical black pearls with peacock overtones that gradually get larger toward the front of this unique piece.
If a special occasion is on your calendar this Saturday, consider a strand that truly stands out, such as the 9-11mm Golden South Sea Pearl Necklace, an incredibly glamorous piece that features the rarest type of pearls in the world. The pearls in this necklace hail from the Philippines, where the deepest, darkest golden pearls are found.
From the simply to the show-stopping, pearl necklaces are perfect for any day. Try a strand any day of the week.
Category: Gemstone Jewelry