Pearls are in fashion in all weathers, and since you can't deny that fact, you'll never lose out with a pearl necklace or earrings, they can be worn with almost anything, anytime. Complete the snow-white pearl necklace with a black dress - you will get an incorruptible image in the style of Audrey Hepburn. Wear the Jewellery with round pearls to a blouse and even a sweater - a modern look.
Celebrate any outfit is a direct task of pearls. And our plan for today is to learn a little more about this amazing miracle of nature.
1. in ancient China, it was believed that pearls fell from heaven into the hands of the rulers of the time. Nobles attached a miniature pearl to a headdress - it was a special symbol of power. And during the reign of Emperor Yu, it was a kind of pearl tribute gathered from the Chinese provinces. In addition, pearls at that time even had time to consider the role of currency: People used pearls to pay for particularly large purchases.
2. the "Pearl of Allah" is one of the most famous and largest pearls in the world. This famous pearl in the shape of a human head in a turban was discovered in 1934 at the bottom of the South China Sea. It weighs 6.37 kg and has a diameter of 23.8 cm.
3. a rare phenomenon in nature is the joining of two or more pearls. The most vivid example of such a "miracle" can be considered the famous "Great Southern Cross Pearl" - 9 pearls fused in the shape of a cross, caught off the Australian coast in 1874. The controversy continues to this day: a great natural creation or a great deception...? Whether this "miracle" is considered a natural creation or a human act, the Great Southern Cross has been awarded medals at the world's most prestigious exhibitions and is now said to be preserved in the Vatican.
4. Today, about 95% of pear ls are obtained from pearl farms, where miniature pearls (pieces of mother-of-pearl and other materials) are placed in the shell and returned to their natural habitat. The natural nacre covers the pearl layer by layer, and after endless years, the "matured" pearls are removed. They are now ready to be used!
5. Just as trees grow into growth rings, the pearl literally "lays out" over time as it forms. The pearl is thought to deposit on it at an initial rate of 2mm/year, then the mollusk "reduces its speed". Some pearls take months to "grow up", others years; the process depends on the size and type of mollusk, and the condition of the water. How much do you think a medium sized pearl is formed? About 5 years!
6. The luxurious "La Peregrina" is an iconic pear-shaped pearl the size of a large pigeon egg. This truly incomparable (and so translates the sonorous name from Spanish) gem, which is over 500 years old, commemorates the hands of all its owners, including the names of King Philip II of Spain, Mary Tudor, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Elizabeth Taylor!
7. What colour can natural pearls be? White, ivory, purple, black, gold.... And that's not the whole range. Interestingly, for every 13,500 colored pear ls, there is only one pink pearl!
8. Medieval fashion designers had pearls in great honor (and - unlike us - in great short supply). Only monarchs could afford pearls. It is known that Catherine the Great loved them, bringing to light the wonderful beauty of the necklace - 30 rare black pearls strung on a thin thread. The Austrian monarch owned the same treasures (in the same quantity, in the same color!), which were attached to his crown. Elizabeth I can be called a trendsetter of her time: The queen wore several long pearl necklaces at once. But Maria Medici outdid all that; her weekend gown was adorned with 30,000 pearls.
9. A pearl is not only the name of a solid structure formed in the shells of river and sea shells, but also a modern... Name. The English variant of the word, Pearl, is the second most popular female name in the UK and Wales, which parents named newborns in 2012!