After watching Julie and Julia for the 100th time, I started thinking about pearl necklaces. No! NOT that kind of pearl necklace! I’m surrounded by pervs.
Anyway, I was thinking that I have several colliers but not one of them are the real deal. It’s never been important to me – probably because in my 43 years I have worn traditional pearls only once or twice.
The pearl necklace is the epitome of elegance and class. It’s a shame that when you Google it the first entry is from the Urban Dictionary and you know where that’s going. Do you know that Wikipedia even has a photo or two on their site. Insane. In any case, Pearls are incredible.
- The pearl was my mother’s birthstone.
- Pearl (Janis Joplin) was one of my favorite singers.
- Pearls come from oysters – and I love to eat oysters!
- Pearls are jewelry and baubles are good.
Pearls are like people:
- There are different types of pearls: Akoya, Freshwater, South Sea, Tahitian.
- They come in different colors: white, white rosé, black, silver, gold, pink.
- They come in various shapes: round, off-round, oval, teardrop, semi-baroque.
- They come in different sizes: 5 to 13.
- Some are natural and some are cultured.
- They come in different lengths.
- You have to take care of your pearls so they will stay beautiful.
We find Pearls in art:
- Girl With The Pearl Earring
- Woman With A Pearl Necklace
- Portrait of Marie Antoinette
We also find pearls in scripture. They have a history. So next time you see the QUEEN of jewels around someone’s neck, admire them and treasure them and remember where they come from.
Pearls are like people and so much more.