They said ‘Diamonds are girls’ best friends.’… But for me? Pearls are my best friends!
Do I need to say more about the beauty and charm of pearls? Not really. From centuries ago till now, pearls have been loved from royalty to… the rest of us. The foremost reason I so love about them, is because of their lustre and sheen, which can enhance our glowing skin. Plus they have an oceanic feel about them, they give such a clean and pure look.
These days we can find pearls in all different colours, shapes and sizes. I personally prefer wearing white pearls, mostly because I have dark hair and dark eyes, so white pearls seem to stand out more on me. I also like those champagne colour pearls, or the white ones with a hint of pink colour on them.
In turns of shapes, I like both the round pearls and also the baroque shape ones. The baroque shape types are more fun to wear I find.
The good thing about pearls is, if one can’t afford ten’s of thousands on a strand of top quality South Sea pearls or Tahitian black pearls, there are plenty choices available when it comes to fresh water pearls. Although the nacre of fresh water pearls wouldn’t be as thick and rich as the sea pearls, however, they are much more affordable.
In this photo, I was wearing a long strand of fresh water pearl necklace. My pearl studs were also fresh water ones.
With my several years’ experience working for a jeweller… I know in fact, pearls are not only my best friends, they are many, many girls and women’s best friends! !
Self portrait with the collaboration of F. N.