Although famous for singing that “diamonds are a girl’s […]
Although famous for singing that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” one of Marilyn Monroe’s most treasured pieces of jewelry was a simple 16-inch string of pearls given to her by Joe DiMaggio during their honeymoon in Japan.
In the 16th century, Prince Phillip II of Spain gave La Peregrina Pearl to his bride Mary. This white, pear-shaped saltwater pearl had a series of royal owners until the 1960s when actor Richard Burton gave it to his wife Elizabeth Taylor.
Pearls were also a favorite accessory of Grace Kelly. The 20th century style icon was often seen wearing a Freshwater pearl jewelry luxurious pearl-and-diamond jewelry set her husband Prince Rainier gave to her.
Several hundred years later, pearls remain in style for all seasons, charming both young and old generations. Whether it’s a short or long strand of pearls, a classic pearl necklace, an exquisite bracelet, or a simple pair or pearl earrings, wearing pearls exude an elegant statement.
The sea abounds with gifts to mankind, but perhaps nothing among these is quite more stunning than pearls. These lustrous gems possess a mystical quality and classic elegance that make them a favorite among the rich and the famous.