The World's Oldest Gem Is This Season's Hottest Trend

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"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls."Β 

~Coco Chanel

Pearls are considered to be the world’s oldest gems, dating back as far as 420 BC. Pearls were gifts to Chinese royalty, status symbols in ancient Rome, used by Cleopatra, and known to be worn by only the elite, ruling class.

β„šπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝔻π•ͺπ•Ÿπ•’π•€π•₯π•ͺ π•€π•žπ•‘π•–π•£π•šπ•’π• β„‚π• π•Ÿπ•€π• π•£π•₯ π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯; π••π•£π•’π•˜π• π•Ÿπ•€π•’π•£π•žπ• π•£π•ͺ.π•“π•π• π•˜π•€π•‘π• π•₯.π•”π• π•ž

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Natural pearls were harvested from oysters, making them extremely expensive. In 1893 Kokichi Mikimoto created the first cultured pearl.Β  Pearl farms were established, making cultured pearls more accessible.

ℙ𝕙𝕠π•₯𝕠 𝕠𝕗 π•‚π• π•œπ•šπ•”π•™π•š π•„π•šπ•œπ•šπ•žπ• π•₯𝕠 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯

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However, over the years, the popularity of pearls in the fashion world varied. In the early 20s sautoirs, strands of pearls that measured more than 30 inches long and were decorated with a tassel or pendant, became very popular. Coco Chanel can be credited for bringing imitation pearls into fashion. She shocked high society by mixing real pearls with faux pearls for casual day time looks. Coco was rarely seen without a strand of pearls. With her endorsement, faux pearls and all costume jewelry became very popular.

𝔸 ℕ𝕒π•₯𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕝 ℙ𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕝 π•Šπ•’π•¦π•₯π• π•šπ•£ π”½π•£π• π•ž β„‚π•™π•£π•šπ•€π•₯π•šπ•–'𝕀 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯
ℂ𝕠𝕔𝕠 β„‚π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•, πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ›πŸžΒ π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯

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In the 1980s, pearls were thought to be for the β€œolder generation” of women.

πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ πŸœ β„™π•’π•¦π•π•šπ•Ÿπ•’ β„™π• π•£π•šπ•«π•œπ• π•§π•’ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•„π• π•Ÿπ•–π•₯ 𝕁𝕖𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕣π•ͺ π•„π•’π•˜π•’π•«π•šπ•Ÿπ•– 𝔸𝕕 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯

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Now fast forward to the modern day. Pearl hair accessories have been trending for quite some time. We have seen countless headbands and hair clips from the runway to Instagram influencers.Β  For fall 2020 and winter 2021, pearl jewelry has been seen all over the runway and stylized for the modern day. All types of pearl necklaces have been spotted, from very long strands with multiple layers to very short choker styles. Even Harry Styles has been photographed wearing a pearl necklace. Grandma-style pearl clip on earrings also make many appearances on the runway. Even the more modern, colorful pearl beads and sculptural pearls with chains can be seen on the streets. Pearls have also made their way to other accessories such as belts, shoes and handbags.

β„‚π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•, 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯
π•„π• π•€π•”π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ• , 𝔽𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯

ℙ𝕣𝕒𝕓𝕒𝕝 π”Ύπ•¦π•£π•¦π•Ÿπ•˜, 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘
ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕣π•ͺ π•Šπ•₯π•ͺ𝕝𝕖𝕀
𝕋𝕠𝕣π•ͺ 𝔹𝕦𝕣𝕔𝕙, 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘
π”Ήπ•’π••π•˜π•π•–π•ͺ π•„π•šπ•€π•”π•™π•œπ•’, π”½π•’π•π•π•Žπ•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘
𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕔 𝕁𝕒𝕔𝕠𝕓𝕀, 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘
π•Šπ•šπ•žπ• π•Ÿπ•– ℝ𝕠𝕔𝕙𝕒, 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘
𝔸𝕝𝕝 𝕑𝕙𝕠π•₯𝕠𝕀 π•§π•šπ•’ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯

The versatility and timelessness of pearls help make them very popular once again.

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