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Pearl of Joy

Pearl baguette necklaceDo you know that the pearl is the only gem derived from a living animal, the oyster? The pearl was first discovered in the tomb of a Persian princess. Several nations believe that pearls are a good luck charm, and are the harbingers of good health, fortune, wealth and power.

Down the ages, many famous personalities have had love affairs with pearls. Julius Caesar’s passion for the famous Scottish pearls led him to invade England in 55BC. Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in wine and drank it to prove Egypt’s extensive wealth and heritage. Theodora, the Byzantine King Justinian’s wife, loved to wear long pearl earrings. Empress Eugenie owned different varieties of this precious gem. Among her treasures was a natural freshwater pearl, which was named the “Queen Pearl” after her.

From the royal queens to the present style celebrities, women love to be seen wearing pearls. Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Selma Blair, Angelina Jolie and scores of fashion celebs have sported pearl jewelry.

You can wear pearl accessories with almost any kind of outfit. Simple and elegant, a pair of pearl earrings looks great with your work wear. Dress up your plain black outfit with a simple strand of pearls. They also look good with your skirt-and-blouse outfit.

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