August 07, 2008
August 04, 2008
"The ideal necklace, the most universally becoming piece of jewelry ever created, and an indispensable accessory in every woman's wardrobe, is a string of pearls. Every woman should own a single strand pearl necklace and a second one of three or five strands. If she is a grande dame of a certain age, she can even wear seven or nine strands. Like roses in a vase, an odd number is more elegant than an even one."
Also, cultured and imitation pearls are perfectly acceptable. If you are lucky enough to have real pearls remember that they need to be worn often. Without contact with skin they gradually loose their luster.
From A Guide to Elegance by Genevieve Antione Dariaux