If you are still thinking of a simple round pearl necklace, let me reassure you pearls have come a long way since then. There are times when you are looking for a classic style but let me show you the type of modern pearls that are now available.
Now we have an explosion of amazing shapes. Keshi pearls are delicate and petal shaped, then you have the big bold meteor pearls. Even the stick shaped biwa pearls have branched out ( sorry couldn’t resist)) and you get the birds foot shaped biwa. The coin shaped pearls are lovely flat cultured freshwater pearls that can add size but not weight. A consideration when wearing statement pearl earrings.
But don’t discount the more traditional round, oval or baroque as you can still find some gorgeous modern designs. Bish Bosh Becca has added gold vermeil initials and words to the traditional baroque pearl choker to create wonderful modern pearl jewellery. At least I think so, and I think our customers do too.
Think of a colour and you can find a pearl in that shade. Moreover, they look great paired with various gemstones or swarovski crystals.
Pearl jewellery is becoming a part of our everyday life. Pearls are definately having a “fashion moment”. They are becoming more and more popular. Moreover, we witness an interesting phenomenon. The younger generation are falling in love with pearls! Pearl jewellery for the millennials!? It is a very pleasant surprise that younger women choose to wear pearls.
This is really no surprise if you look at how pearls are being used at the moment.
There are probably more reasons for pearls being so popular. To start with, a pearl is a beautiful gemstone. It is the only gemstone that grows in a living being, a mollusk. This makes pearls, organic gems, very attractive because they are natural. Because of this Pearls are unique among gemstones because they don’t arise from the depths of the earth but from the sea. They require no special cutting or polishing to enhance their beauty. It is the lustre or nacre on the pearls that make them shimmer so beautifully.
Therefore compared to other gemstones, they are quite affordable! This makes pearl jewellery attractive for not only younger customers but everyone. Frequently, the younger generation is not looking for “classic, elegant and timeless” pieces of jewellery. As a result, they don’t buy or wear traditional and conservative pieces. They are looking for contemporary jewellery with new fresh designs. The modern shaped pearls provide this.
You do need to take care of your pearls. The acid in perspiration can gradually damage pearls, so run a dry or damp cloth over pearls after you’ve worn them next to your skin. Be careful not to let perfume or other chemicals come into contact with your pearls, and keep them away from extreme heat (ie don’t use a hair dryer when wearing pearl jewelry or leave your jewellery in the sun). If you follow those guidelines your pearls will stay gorgeous for decades and achieve heirloom status.
Not your grandmother’s pearls, but they are certainly ones that she would have wanted. A nod to beautiful future heirlooms.
All these designs can be found on Bish Bosh Becca. Don’t forget we can also create a bespoke piece of jewellery for you.
I am starting up upload videos for all Bish Bosh Becca’s jewellery onto Youtube if you would like to see the jewellery in more detail.