The idea of “power pearls” is not a new concept. In days gone by, the wearing of pearls was only for the wealthy and well-known women in society to emphasise their nobility, power and grace.
Pearls have different meanings for all of us. For me they signify a woman who’s beginning to mature, she’s financially secure, powerful and loving.
I love pearls and lots of them!
As a little girl I loved to play make-believe and would spend hours dressing up like beautiful princesses from the story books.
When I was 5-years old my Aunt bought me a present of a long strand of plastic pearls that were perfect for my princess dress up games.
Today I feel like I’m a mixture of the playful girl of my youth, but with a sophisticated and classy edge. My love of pearls has stayed with me, and I adore mixing them up and wearing them in fun and original ways.
I find it thrilling that others see my style as individual because I don’t really like to follow the crowd or be a slave to current trends. Our beauty and power come from our uniqueness, and I believe it’s important to find ways to express that – how boring and drab would life be if we were just carbon copies of each other!
The perfect pearls
For me the perfect pearls are when I put an interesting twist on something traditional.
Rather than a classic single strand of white pearls, I’ll create a necklace that has different shaped and coloured pearls in the design. This takes the traditional idea of polished white pearls in a new and interesting direction and creates a unique statement.
No matter what outfit I wear them with, pearls always showcase my personality and I instantly feel powerful, elegant and feminine in them.
I’ve been noticing recently that the meaning I give to pearls is reflected by many women in “power” positions, and in particular politicians and the wives of politicians.
Their roles require a high level of maturity, dedication and responsibility. When they’re in public, these women often use pearls to add a beautiful finish to their outfits, without drawing attention away from who they are and the message they’re delivering. A strand of classic pearls teamed with beautiful pearl stud earrings seems to be their go-to choice for adding a touch of understated elegant chic to their smart look.
Through history there have been many examples of powerful women using pearls to make a statement – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michelle Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and now Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, to name just a few.
Kamala Harris has a very clear message when it comes to her jewellery: pearls, pearls and, you guessed it, even
more pearls. She’s claimed pearls as her signature jewellery style and has a beautiful array of necklaces and earrings that she wears repeatedly.
It appears that Kamala is a woman who’s not afraid to own her style and be consistent with it, and these are very important traits for a politician when it comes to building people’s confidence and trust.
Having one or two pieces of pearl jewellery in your own collection will ensure you’re never stuck for something beautiful to wear that adds a powerful and chic edge to any outfit.
If you’d like some pearl inspiration all of the necklaces featured here are from my collection and you’ll find many more stunning pieces in my online shop. Come and feast your eyes and make an investment in a timeless piece or two that will never go out of style.