Pearls: Spring, three ways
Spring! Coats lighten, mufflers unfurl to reveal necklaces. And what a gift to pearls: natural daylight brings out the over and undertones. Pearls in the Passage today, because there is nothing like pearls to add a grace note, whatever your style.
I imagined specific women in the Passage: Graceful Gardener, an uncontrived but not unconscious jewellery wearer who likes natural themes; Insouciant Original, who embraces the unusual and arresting; and Classic Chic, a woman who chooses clean lines that are anything but bland.
In the window, three different approaches to pearls, just in time to take them out for a walk in the sun.
The natural world represented in pieces that span the decades—or centuries— effortlessly.
Left to right:
Freshwater pearl and bronze pendant by Michael Michaud at V&A Museum Shop; price, £120.
Kimberlin Brown 18k gold branch earrings with akoya pearls; price, $US 1, 480 at Voiage.
Late Victorian pearl and 9k gold swallow brooch. Price, £375 at Fetheray Vintage and Antique Jewellery.
Pearls in an unexpected presentation— she's open to unusual mixes and the more exotic pearl varieties.
Left: Luxe large multicolour keshi pearl 16-inch necklace with gold-filled spacer beads by Westbyron on Etsy; price, $CA 203.
Top right: Rainbow-overtoned baroque Tahitian and gold and pink Chinese nugget pearl necklace, 41 inches (!) from Kojima Company; price, $US 720. An extra enticement: Kojima's SPRING SALE begins today!
Bottom right: Josephine Bergsoe gold "Hydra" stud single earring; diamond, pearl and 24k gold bead; price $US 1, 100 at Voiage.
Pearls with clean detail, or simply glowing on their mesmerizing own.
Left: (Detail) A pair of Tina Engell flat-linked earrings (available in silver or gold plate); price, £230.
Top right: Hirotaka Floating Akoya Pearl earrings (in 10k hoops), from Twistonline; price, $US 1, 411
Bottom right: 10-10.5mm Green Lagoon Tahitian pearl studs from Kojima Company; price, $US 792.