Pearls and I go back forever.
At 21 I was given my first “proper” string and I haven’t looked back since. Pearls are one of those joys where less is definitely not more and today their design is so sophisticated and beyond the mere simple string. Not that the simple string (and multiples of them) or the pearl stud earring can ever be considered old fashioned. If one element of jewellery is ageless it must be the pearl.
My latest crush is the pearl bracelet.
Summer time and especially on holiday I like to mix the dresses with a multitude of bracelets. Wearing casual and fun wraps decorate and add a touch of accessory whimsy to our outfits. Lately I have been without my watch and wearing the bracelets on both wrists. I can’t tell you why I like them so much, but I do. It is female prerogative to have such a crush, right?
This summer we are exploring Italy, parts of Sicily and the Amalfi coast we have never ventured before. The only jewels accompanying me (apart from the wedding ring) are the pearl bracelets. I’m travelling light and that meant the accessories got cut. I couldn’t go without any decoration so these bracelets made it in.
I have been collecting these leather and pearl wraps from Mizuki for a while now. I like the sensibility and comfort of the design. They are beautifully made and blend in well with other wrap bracelets in my stash.
I’m doubling up on one wrist and on the other I am adding some simple pearl bangles into the mix. It doesn’t matter what goes where, they all work in together. Whatever colour or non-colour I have chosen to wear, they match. I wore these wraps with a white lace dress the other day and they where enough. I find too much jewellery in the high temperatures can be uncomfortable.
Another little idea,
If you have some spare pearls or an old style bracelet you don’t wear anymore have them “re-strung” on multiple leather cords. I like black leather because it contrasts well against the lustre of the pearls but ecru works beautifully also.
Don’t forget the pearls, they really are perfect for every occasion. xv
Wrist Wrapped Pearls And More Pearls
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the divine is in the detail
image, kate moss chanel