Jackie Kennedy in Pearl Necklace

Pearls Are Always Appropriate

‘Pearls are always appropriate…’.” - Jackie Kennedy

...especially if your birthday falls in June.


Pearls, the birthstone for June, were very much a favourite of the late fashion icon, Jackie Kennedy. The former first lady always completed her elegant look with a strand or two of pearls, with at least 2 more pearls adorning her ears. Pearls were very much her favourite and ours as they are extremely unique - they are the only birthstone born from living sea creatures. Pearls do not even require faceting or polishing to bring out their natural gleam and beauty. Starting out as a mere rough grain of sand, a pearl gradually grows into an object of splendour and simplicity. It is perhaps this special Cinderella process that has assigned to them a special meaning; they symbolise honesty, integrity and prosperity.

Jackie Kennedy wasn’t the only famous fashionista who adored pearls. Style icon Audrey Hepburn made pearls her trademark after the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Fashion Designer Coco Chanel is also renowned for her oversized pearly necklaces and if you ever need the perfect accessory for a 1920s or Great Gatsby themed party – then pearls are the answer.


Collection of pearl-embroidered garments and accoutrement


So how do we incorporate a pretty pearl into our lives? Well, for a touch of elegance, a layered or singular pearl necklace is the perfect complement to your little black strapless dress. Or for a more contemporary look, a pearl ear jacket or pearl ring makes an eye catching statement piece for day-to-day wear or a night out. Pearls are also the loveliest choice for a classic bride, her bridesmaids and of course the mother of the bride!

Pearls are a huge part of our latest collection and here are our current favourites:


Collection of pearl-embroidered garments and accoutrement

Pearl Jewellery Top Row, L-R: Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Lobe Earrings and Freshwater Pearl Button 4 Stud Earrings Boxed set
Pearl Jewellery Bottom Row L-R: Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver and Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Cocktail Ring


Pearls–timeless natural beauties–they can be found at a Shiels store near you or online now.