Monday, February 8, 2010

We Vote For Pearls

B1B78EB5-8492-444F-91D0-7A9000BEA585.jpgAlthough lingerie is great, pearls are timeless and ageless. They always fit perfectly and work in any situation and season, on any skin tone. Worn close to the collarbone with jeans and a sweater or endlessly roped and knotted with high-end couture, you can’t go wrong. In fact, every woman should have at the very least a simple short strand of faux white pearls.

Yes, faux. Synthetic pearls look so much like the real thing, even jewelers can’t tell them apart. The synthetic strain of pearls now available make pearls accessible to all budgets.

Faux pearls are great for any age and any type of woman–Julia Childs wore them every day on her “Cooking with Julia” show; first lady Michelle Obama wore a double strand of 12 mm faux pearls in her official White House photograph; fashion designer Coco Chanel wore long ropes of faux pearls looped around her neck making a bold fashion statement, and faux pearls, as a staple in Jackie Kennedy’s wardrobe, coined a timeless look.

Did you know that all of Mrs. Kennedy’s pearls were faux? Yes, it’s true. Made in Czechoslovakia of high-lustre hand-decorated glass balls and adorned with Coco Chanel’s famous signature clasp dating back to the 1920s, the look is still timeless today.

Because they defy age, pearls make moms look refined in even the most casual of outfits, and as for college students or high school grads, faux pearls are the perfect gift.

Now that you are convinced that pearls are your best choice for your valentine, where do you get the pearls?

For really classy, elegant and lustrous faux pearls, check out the Jacqueline Kennedy Reproductions on QVC.com. That’s right, QVC.com–the online arm of the television channel. You can read all the reviews by hundreds of customers who have bought and love Jackie’s reproductions.

The reproductions are made in the Czech Republic, of high-lustre glass just like Mrs. Kennedy’s. They are heavy, beautifully-crafted works presented in the most elegant steel box complete with a romance card.

You cannot go wrong with the Jacqueline Kennedy Reproduction Simulated Pearl 21” Necklace, a classic single-strand, $49; or the Jacqueline Kennedy Reproduction Double Strand Pearl Necklace, $82.92; or the Jacqueline Kennedy Reproduction Simulated Pearl 17” Necklace, a luxurious three-strand, priced at $99.75.

For most women, the single strand is a good start. She can wear them with jeans and a funky t-shirt or with a sophisticated dress.

For the late shopper, tune in to QVC for the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 9 – 10 p.m. ET and Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 10 – 11 a.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. ET. You will witness the beauty and quality workmanship of these pieces and hear the history and stories behind the jewels of Jacqueline Kennedy. The memorable presentation shows photo after photo of Jackie Kennedy, wearing her signature pearls throughout her life.

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