Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June Is The Month For Pearls

Vintage 1940s Cultured Pearl Set Imperial Pearl Service
I adore pearls!! You can wear them with jeans or a ball gown...not that I get the chance to wear a ball gown these days. Pearls are always in style, but this year they seem to really be in. Pearls are the traditional birthstone for the month of June. What a perfect month for pearls! June is such a huge month for weddings and what better jewel for weddings than the pearl!

Georgian Natural Baroque Pearls Crescent Moon Pin
This beautiful tiny antique crescent moon pin would have originally been part of a more elaborate piece of jewelry. Jewelry that would have been specifically made for a bride in or around the 1820s to 1850s. (Late Georgian into the early Victorian era.) The natural baroque pearls were sewn onto a mother of pearl template using horse hair. This is a piece that was repurposed during the mid to late Victorian era. Made into a tiny pin. The setting is 14K gold.

Art Nouveau 14K Gold Enamel Seed Pearl Pin C1910
This is a beautiful example of an antique Art Nouveau seed pearl pin. It is done in 14K yellow gold with baby blue enamel. It dates to around 1910.

Victorian Natural Baroque Pearl Pin C1880
This is a gorgeous antique Victorian pearl pin. It features seven natural baroque pearls, set in a beautiful buttercup setting. It dates to around 1880.

Now you do not have to be born in the month of June to wear pearls. You don't even have to have a wedding or special occasion to wear pearls. When properly cared for, a strand of pearls gets more beautiful with age. Put your pearl jewelry on after you have applied makeup, hair spray, lotion or perfume. Never clean pearls with harsh chemicals! You can wipe them off with a damp cloth and let them air dry. If you must use a cleaning solution, use a very mild soap such as Ivory. No ammonia or acidic cleaners. Store your pearls in a soft dry cloth. (Not next to other jewelry that may scratch the pearls.) Also when storing antique and vintage jewelry of any kind, it is best never to store pieces in plastic bags. Moisture can accumulate in plastic bags and damage the pieces.

I hope that you will wear and enjoy your pearls! During the entire month of June, for 10% off of any pearl jewelry in my shop, Wicked Darling, just use coupon code: JUNEPEARL10

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  1. I adore pearls too and as you said, I think you can wear them in every occasion. Love the fist 40s set and the Art Nouveau floral brooch. Thank you for stopping by on our blog!


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