Pearls Of Wisdom…

I wore pearls to dinner last night.

I grew up in a pearl family. They were a go to accessory and pearl earrings the precursor to diamond studs.

When I was born my mother had a necklace of tiny freshwater pearls made for me with a gorgeous royal blue enamel clasp with a diamond in the middle.

I have many costume and genuine pearl pieces.

Now men are rockin’ pearls.

Even athletes.

I loved NY Giants defensive standout, Leonard Williams, victory outfit after the Giants surprise come from behind win on opening day of the the 2022 NFL season.

Harry Styles is a pearl maven.

Pre-Harry, Pharrell wore them on the runway at a 2016 Chanel fashion show and Sir Elton John donned the pearls at the 2018 Grammy awards.

Originally, men wore pearls as a sign of wealth.

Tim Miller, former RNC spokesman and now an MSNBC contributor, wears them when discussing all things Agent Orange…that unfashionable “thing”could never find a pearl choker to fit his flabby turkey neck.

Joc Pederson, a professional baseball player, was probably the first professional athlete to sport pearls on the field.

He expressed his feelings on the subject after he won the 2021 World Series with the Atlanta Braves…the pearls are now in the baseball Hall of Fame.

“I always thought they kind of looked good,” the All-Star said. “I saw Justin Bieber and Machine Gun Kelly, I think, wear them to the ESPYs or something, and I don’t know, they’re on top of their style. So, I reached out to my jeweler and wanted to change things up a little bit. I think the white looks good with the jerseys, honestly. Better than the gold chain or the black. So I just went for it.”

I wonder if I can get my husband to jump on the pearl fashion bandwagon.

Honestly, pearls give every outfit an automatic sense of occasion…live your best life!


Leonard Williams photo: NY Giants

Pharrell photo: Wall Street Journal

Joc Pederson photo: Sports Illustrated

Elton John photo: Mr Porter

Tim Miller photo: MSNBC

One Comment

  1. Laurie Tcath Sterling says:

    Love this piece. My nana started necklaces, 16” for all the grand daughters to be ready for your sweet 16. However if bat mitzvahed, she completed it early🥰

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