Pearl is the traditional birthstone for June and is one of the hottest jewellery trends the year. The pearl trend for 2023 is about adding a classic feminine touch to contrast with casual outfits. Think jeans and t-shirt rather than a twinset!
Of course, pearls have always been a focal point of fashion, they became the symbol of the sophisticated woman thanks to Coco Chanel and her indelible influence, Audrey Hepburn favoured simple pearl studs, and of course, Jackie Kennedy was famous for saying, “pearls are always appropriate.”
Today pearls are still synonymous with class and sophistication, favoured by Kamala Harris, The Duchess of Cambridge, but this year celebrities and style influencers have been seen wearing pearl accessories - from Billie Eilish to Harry Styles, pearls have been given a new lease of life as a contemporary style statement.
Pearls are the perfect investment piece as they retain their stylishness due to their simplicity and versatility, and as the pearlcore trend proves, you can wear them with absolutely anything, and they’ll always look good.
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LOOKING AFTER YOUR PEARLS
Pearls love to be touched and worn. It is recommended that you wear them regularly so that they get exposed to the natural humidity of the air and your skin.
It’s best to separate them from other types of jewellery to avoid abrasion. A satin or silk pouch is probably the best for storing pearl jewellery. Pearls need to breathe, so storing them in an airtight container or in a hot place can strip them of moisture and they may eventually crack.
Avoid hanging the pearl necklace for on a hook for storage; this places un-necessary strain on the silk and If worn regularly restring your pearls every one to two years.
Do not submerge pearls in water – no baths/showers, washing dishes or swimming.
Put pearls on after after spraying perfume or hairspray and putting on makeup. Be careful with chemical substances as they will eat holes in the pearl nacre (pearl layer) and peeling will occur. Perspiration can also damage nacre, so gently wipe pearls with a soft cloth to remove sweat, perfume, excess oils or dirt before putting them away.