Hope’s Top Ten Essential Pieces of Jewelry for Every Woman: Pearl Necklace
While some costume jewelry is acceptable, pearl jewelry is where I draw the line. Must. Be. Authentic.
With that in mind, number three on my top ten essential pieces of jewelry for every woman is the pearl necklace.
You’ve seen pearls worn by some of the world’s most memorable women —
Grace Kelly, Lady Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, —
and for good reason: Pearls are timeless, elegant, and wear well with anything.
Here are my choices for favourite pearl necklaces, priced high to low:
- Tiffany Signature™ Pearl necklace: The 18-inch long strand of pearls for women who want to be spoiled. Seriously. Tiffany & Co.’s cultured pearl necklace features an 18k white gold clasp, and it doesn’t come cheap. ($18,000 CAD, Tiffany & Co.)
- White Freshwater Pearl necklace: Birks is synonymous with quality. When you purchase anything from Birks, you’re purchasing it for looks, and keeping it for life. And, if you’ll have a pearl necklace forever, why not go all out and buy a 100-inch long pearl necklace? Fashion meets function with a longer length; you can wrap several times are your neck, or wear at full length. ($895 CAD, Birks)
- Cultured Freshwater Pearl necklace: Ah, Costco. Not the first place that comes to mind when you’re shopping for pearls, but they sell a quality product for an affordable price. Made in Canada, this 20-inch strand of pearls features a 14kt white gold clasp and pearls in semi-baroque shape. ($119.99 CAD, Costco)