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Pearls have always been a beautiful bridal accessory, but their ongoing popularity is really founded in their extraordinary history.
Are you thinking about wearing cultured pearls on your big day? Discover more about the timeless style and why brides wear pearls on their wedding day.
Pearls in the Past
Pearls were first discovered when diving for oysters. Not every oyster had a pearl in it, and not every pearl was round. Due to this scarcity, pearls were commonly associated with the rich and royal. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 20th Century when the culturing process was refined. Since then, pearl farming has increased the accessibility of pearls. That is why the pearls you find in stores are almost always cultured.
Pearls represent purity within certain cultures, similar to the meaning behind white wedding dresses. Today, they’re frequently given as a gift to future brides, worn by bridesmaids, or passed down as an heirloom. Cultured pearls are a wardrobe staple that can be worn long after your wedding day. With the right color, size, and style, cultured pearls can be as unique and edgy as they can be classic and subdued.
If you want to wear cultured pearls as bridal jewelry, consider your wedding dress and its neckline, length, and style.
Here are a Few Styling Tips:
Cultured pearl stud earrings are perfect for a simple and classic bridal look.
Layer two strands of cultured pearls with a strapless gown or a wide neckline.
For high necklines or halter gowns, consider cultured pearl drop earrings.
Wear a strand of graduated cultured pearls for a classic, dainty look.
Switch things up with mismatched, colored cultured pearls.
Look for cultured pearl jewelry with gemstone or rose gold accents for something romantic.
By accessorizing with cultured pearls, you’ll add an extra touch of class and elegance to your already beautiful wedding.