Pearl Earrings – A Wonderful Gift for Christmas

Pearls make wonderful earrings and have been worn by men and women through the ages. What more delicate and desirable decoration is there than that softly glowing globe trembling on the earlobe? On a visit to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London recently, I was fascinated to see the Imperial State Crown. This is the crown that is worn by Kings and Queens of England when they have been crowned in Westminster Abbey.

See the four, huge drop pearls hanging from the centre of the crown? It is believed that two of those fabulous gems were once earrings worn by Queen Elizabeth I of England. Lucky lady!

Nowadays we can all wear pearl earrings and pearl earrings they come in a huge variety of styles. First of all there are the classic and very chic single pearl studs, wearable for all occasions. I have had mine for years and I don’t really feel “dressed” until I have put them on. Freshwater pearls can be dyed in all the colours of the rainbow and the dyeing doesn’t affect the lustre of the gem, so a pair of pearls to match any outfit is definitely on the cards. Put a pearl with a sparkling crystal jewel and you have earrings fit to party in, too.

Pendant pearls don’t need to be a single gem, like Queen Elizabeth’s. The “grape cluster” design is equally dramatic but also delicate. The lovely grape cluster earrings are graceful and timeless. I love the mixture of pale peach pearls with white. It is a combination that just breathes youthfulness and elegance. For sheer, captivating prettiness, you could have these bell flower earrings with petite freshwater pearls clustered inside a flower and topped with another white pearl. They are a perfect present for the fashion conscious lady.

Another favourite is the “shoulder duster” earring! These are long earrings, nearly to the shoulder and just fabulous for wearing in the evening. These Lavender Peach Long Pearl Earrings cost a modest amount of money. These are no ordinary pearls but Baroque pearls, each one unique. Looking at these romantic gems it is easy to see why they were once called “mermaid’s tears”.

For something dramatic, keishi and coin pearl clusters are super-sophisticated. There is something about gun metal grey or black pearls that is really appealing. The grey and black pearls are associated with Wisdom in pearl symbolism.

And now for a “conversation piece” – a real show-stopper of an earring. The Dragon Tooth Big White Biwa Pearls are a full 20 mm in length.

I never stop being amazed at the huge variety of shapes produced by pearl oysters. It would be such fun to wear these Purple White Baroque Pearl Earrings!