I am delighted that pearls are having a moment and I would like to add my own two penn'orth to what Anna Murphy had to say about them in The Times Magazine yesterday.  It is interesting to see pearls on trousers, skirts and shoes but I will stick to the more traditional uses where, with their beautiful lustre, they particularly flatter the complexion - i.e. as necklaces and earrings. There is so much to say about pearls - cultured, simulated, natural etc. but I will restrict myself to colour and size. Depending on your colouring and your scale, you may like to consider the following if you are thinking of dropping a hint that, for your next birthday.......?

  • ·         If you are "warm", i.e. with a yellow undertone to your skin, go for creamy pearls.
  • ·         If you are "cool", i.e. with a pink undertone to your skin and soft colouring, go for pink                 pearls.
  • ·         If you are "cool" and have brighter colouring i.e. with white teeth and brilliant whites of               your eyes, go for white pearls.
  • ·         Choose the size of your pearls to match your features - if you have small, neat features               go for small pearls and if you are of a more generous scale, go for larger pearls.
  • ·         If your features are irregular, you may find uneven "baroque" pearls suit you.
    • ·         If you are a true "classic" the traditional single, double or triple strands may suit you in a             necklace.  Other style types will do well with less conventional ways of wearing                           them. ("Naturals" won't be reading this blog so I don't need to worry about them.  "Pearls           Schmearls!" I heard them snort when they saw the title!

If you are not sure about your colouring, your Style Personality or your scale, stop wondering and book a 1-2-1 with me.  You will be able to shop with confidence - and be specific when you drop your hints!