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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We have been so into classics lately, and it doesn't get more classic than pearls. Some of fashion's most iconic images involve pearl accessories, like the elegant Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Her character Holly Golightly refused to wear diamonds, deeming them too old (although now, it's maybe considered the opposite). Then there is also the iconic Coco Chanel, a woman that preferred pearls to any other jewelry.

Far from old-fashioned, pearls are essentially timeless: a beautiful heirloom to pass from generation to generation. Stars today embrace them just as much as in the past, from edgy Rihanna to elegant Sarah Jessica Parker to hip Olivia Palermo and Anne Hathaway to classic Angelina Jolie. Pearls are 'in' for everyone.

Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker

Two extremely different women, two extremely different pearl necklaces. For Rihanna's look, try the layered look with Siman Tu's pearl choker (and if that's not enough, layer every single pearl necklace you own over it!). For elegant simplicity like Sarah Jessica Parker's, go with one strand only with David Aubrey's stunning necklace (it comes with a brooch too for extra POW!). Of course, one could never go wrong with adding a little pearl to our wrists too - we suggest Joomi Lim's pearl bracelet.

SIMAN TU Five Strand Pearl Choker with Coral and Pearl Flower (AED 3600)

DAVID AUBREY 32" Pearl Necklace with Vintage Crystal Brooch (AED 820)

JOOMI LIM Mini Bijoux Pearl Bracelet (AED 450)

Olivia Palermo, Anne Hathaway

These two young trendsetters both rock pearl earrings, but in very different ways. Olivia Palermo plays it up casual with her pearl studs, her hair down and minimal make-up. For Olivia's look, we suggest Kenneth Jay Lane pearl earrings with gold rim (it makes them a little more special). At last year's Oscars, Anne Hathaway worked it Old Hollywood style with a combination of pearls and diamonds. For a similar (but more affordable) effect, we look to glamorous earrings by Jacques Fath.

KENNETH JAY LANE Extra Large Pearl Cabochon Earrings, 1.5x1.5 inches (AED 360)

JACQUES FATH Bal à Versailles Pearl Earrings with Swarovski Crystals (AED 650)

JACQUES FATH Bal à Versailles Long Peal and Swarovski Crystal Earrings (AED 1800)

Angelina Jolie

And then there is Angelina Jolie, a woman that seems to adore pearls, seen wearing her Mikimoto earrings and ring on several occasions. We are all for pearl rings: they make such a great visual statement. We especially love them really chunky and preferably surrounded by Swarovski crystals like Jacques Fath's and Vita Fede's.

JACQUES FATH Bal à Versailles Large Pearl and Swarovski Crystals Ring (AED 960)

VITA FEDE Principe Ring with Pearl and Swarovski Crystals (AED 1600)

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