Timeless Pearls

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.  
~ Federico Fellini, 1965

Long coveted by European royalty and still very much desired in modern times, a pearl is a delectable work of art by nature taking years to form.  From freshwater pearls to Akoya, Tahitian and South sea pearls, they transcend time and fashion trends.

See how pearls transform the well-loved Little Black Dress into glamour!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Natural pearls are virtually non-existent today.  I loved that this pair is non-symmetrical in color yet retain design consistency in the rim of diamonds:

Black and white natural pearl and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips (circa 1957) once owned by the Duchess of Windsor

And isn't it awesome when pearls are not always perfectly spherical?

Perhaps you could stare all day at those pearls and never tire of them:

How do you feel about pearls?  Do you love them, covet them or disdain them?


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