Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but pearls are a timeless classic. Generally favoured by the more mature woman, they suit a sophisticated look, and can be a little much for a young and carefree aesthetic. That said, worn the right way pearls can be incredibly versatile and bring a touch of glamour to any outfit, even a simple jeans and shirt combination can be elevated with a pearl earring, or a classic necklace.

Pearls have been coveted for millennia, with legends of ancient Egypt telling of Cleopatra dissolving a pearl in a glass of wine and drinking it to win a bet to see who could provide the most expensive meal. She won, of course, cementing her reputation as a lavish yet astute figure. There are even reports of people being buried with pearls in their right hand, perhaps as a levy to enter the underworld? Pearls have become no less desirable in the modern age and they are a great statement piece and make an excellent part of a legacy collection.

Very often wedding jewellery features pearls; as they go with any colour and fabric so make the perfect wedding gift of "something new". The touch of elegance that a string of pearls, or understated stud earrings brings to a wedding look can't be beaten by any other stone, and have been a traditional feature of wedding ceremonies for centuries. Many families have pearl pieces worn by several generations of the same family at their weddings, so why not add to that collection or start a brand new tradition with some pearl jewellery from Amore Argento?

Pure Pearl Necklace

If we look at the Vermeer classic Girl with a Pearl Earring, we can see that the pearl has long been a status symbol; the work was painted in 1665 and the pearl itself, composed of just two brushstrokes, is the focal point of the piece. The shape and size of the pearl tells us a lot about the sitter, who must have been very influential and powerful to own such an impressive jewel. If we were to see a modern woman with the same shape and size pearl earrings we would draw the same conclusions, showing just how timeless pearls are.

Pearl jewellery is a great investment as it never goes out of style. Pearls are a fantastic gift as their fabulous lustre suits every skin tone and they can be dressed up and down to suit any occasion. They are also a lovely legacy to leave in a will; pearls are often worn on special occasions so they carry with them the memories of family get togethers, weddings, Christmases and birthday events that will never be forgotten.

Whether you're preparing for a wedding, or you just want some sophisticated statement pieces that will work with any outfit our freshwater pearl jewellery collection has something for everyone. We know that everyone has their own signature style, so we have over fifty pieces to choose from, ranging from simple stud earrings to intricate designs both modern and classic that will suit all tastes.