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To care for your pearls don’t expose them to perfumes and hair spray and don’t clean them with a commercial jewelry cleaner unless it says safe for pearls. A gentle wiping with a soft cloth after wearing will prolong their luster.
Fashion repeats itself and time periods overlap so there are always exceptions. Whatever the style or decade with pearls, you can never go wrong in fashion. If you wear vintage, there are no fashion rules. Whatever decade or style you like!
So, how do we identify the decade styles or can we or does it even matter to a pearl lover? Rarely to me but if it does to you we will give it a try based on findings (Metal pieces that are used to connect and support jewelry such as clasps, hooks, etc.) and style of the decades.
In the early nineteen hundreds pearls were a favorite and style influenced by the high necklines and collars. Choker type necklaces or dog collars as they were called then were popular. Many of these chokers were on velvet or ribbon. A one strand necklace of fourteen to thirty inches was popular at this time and as many as five single strands in various lengths. Also very popular in style was the lavaliere. Pearls were set on the pendant.
In 1920′s we had access to imitation and genuine pearls and were queens. Pearls were a flapper’s trademark with several long ropes measuring up to 60 inches. Tassel necklaces of pearls were very popular. These were almost always faux pearls. There was also the sixteen inch and eighteen inch and everything in between on single strands. Delta and Richelieu were popular brands and there were plenty of choices at Sears and Roebuck. Prices were as varied as the choices.
In the ’30s fringed necklaces with pearls and pearl accents grew in popularity. We saw a lot of simulated pearls by Coro. Delta and Richelieu pearls were in the jewelry catalogs of the time. Single strands were still the pearls of choice but double strand pearls came into vogue. Most strands were sixteen to eighteen inches.
The ’40s were two and three strands of pearls and the five strands twisted. Most necklaces were fifteen to seventeen inches. We saw ads for Castlecliff pearls in Vogue magazine.
The ’50s were one, two and three strands of pearls measuring in length from fifteen to eighteen inches per strand. The fifties brought us the many strands of seed pearls of thirty to fifty strands and the double strand of colored pearls with a large decorative incorporated pendant on the bottom with the pearls attaching to each side of the pendant. And the beautiful and sometimes extravagant jeweled clasps. Ah, those great pearl bracelets!
The ’60s most popular pearls were the two strand choker and the two strands that was about twenty-four inches in length.
The ’70s brought us link chains of fifteen inch and thirty inch with a few individual pearls on the chain and pendants with pearls. We had a single strand of pearls with a heart on the strand as a pendant.
The ’80s were back to the real deal. Simulated pearls were not in fashion. Who creates the fashion standard? Is it magazines, fashion designers, movie stars, recording stars we follow for our fashion choices? Not unless we choose to do so. Who truly creates the fashion style is the availability of the item and us!
There is no gem quite like a pearl. Wear your pearls with pride.Have fun. Be classic, be you, wear vintage.
TOWIE: Lucy and Mario Are On The Rocks Again And Joey Helps Arg Join A Dating Site.
Could this finally be the end for Lucy and Mario?
It was another exciting and drama-filled episode of The Only Way is Essex tonight as Joey helps Arg join a dating site, Cara has surgery, Nanny Pat offers Arg her number, and Mario upsets Lucy (again!) after she finds out he’s still messaging other girls…
After some impressive dance moves with Joey Essex, Kirk told his pal about the Lauren Pope situation, admitting: “I’ve tried to be mature. She threw it in my face.”
But later on whilst they’re in a club Lauren admits to Chloe: “Kirk is unfinished business.” Could there be a reunion for the couple?
Arg gets some advice from the Wright family, admitting he wants a new chapter in his life. And to help, Nanny Pat offers to give the singer her number!
Mario walked out last week after Lucy admitted she wasn’t ready to marry Italian stud but it seems he’s thought about his actions as he apologises to the blonde beauty.
After asking why she doesn’t want to get married, Lucy answered: “The messages (from other girls) aren’t bad, it’s the fact you haven’t told me.
“I don’t like the idea of these girls and I don’t like what they look like in their pictures.”
She added: “I will marry you in five years time.”
Mario admits his proposal was the wrong thing to do. He said: “I proposed for the wrong reason.”
The engagement is still on as the couple agree to wait a few years until they’re ready to marry. As he prepares to leave, Mario hands Lucy a letter leaving the boutique-owner looking worried.
Lucy needs some advice and decides to visit Lydia, admitting she’s been looking at Mario’s phone.
“I know he will never cheat on me, but I also think he enjoys sleeping with other women,” Lucy revealed.
Lydia comforts her pal as she said: “Don’t jump to conclusions.”
However one of Sugar Hut Honey’s reveals to boss Mick and son Kirk that an engaged man has been sending her messages and reveals it’s Mario! Mick decides it’s time to give his friend some advice.
Joey decides to help Arg move on and tries to find him a nice girl as he sets up a profile for him on a dating website. He began to write ‘My friend is chubby’ before Arg manages to stop him and Joey gives his pal some advice to shower more!
Meanwhile Tom and Lydia discussed marriage as Lydia described her ideal wedding. Tom decides to ask his sister Cara for advice who tells him that if he really wants to, he should do it. Although she does warn her 21-year-old brother: “You’ve only been together for six months.” Tom is unaffected as he replies: “We’re proper happy though.”
Could Lydia and Tom beat Lucy and Mario to the alter?
The bad luck continues for Mario as Lucy finds out about the messages he’s sent to one of Mick’s Honey’s and she’s not happy. After confronting the Italian, she walks out muttering: “It’s not worth it. She’s not worth it. You’re not even worth it sometimes.”
Poor Lucy! But will she forgive Mario and give him another chance?
We can’t wait to find out in next weeks episode on ITV2 next Wednesday (October 17).
What did you think?
Hello Cape Girardeau, Missouri and beyond.The oldest recorded piece of pearl jewelry dates to almost three thousand years ago. That’s a long time ago! During the Renaissance pearls were so highly regarded, a number of European countries passed laws forbidding the wearing of pearls unless you were nobility.
Cultured pearls share the same properties as natural pearls and are grown by live oysters and mollusks. The only difference is a bit of a boost by man during the process. Cultured pearls are not imitation pearls and without x-ray equipment there is no visible difference between cultured pearls and oriental pearls. Oriental pearls are the most desirable pearls but does not necessary come from the Orient but was named for the luster associated from the region. They are always formed from nature in seawater. Freshwater pearls are found in rivers all over the world. The color of the pearl depends on the type of mollusk and the water in which it was found. If they are a well-made set, knotted in between each pearl, does it matter? That is a personal choice but there are some great imitation pearls out there to enjoy.
How do we determine if it is a real pearl or a glass pearl or a plastic pearl? You can usually detect an imitation pearl through the hole from which it is strung. With a glass pearl a thin film can usually be detected and glass pearls are definitely heavier than real or plastic. Plastic pearls feel lighter than genuine pearls most of the time. Examine the pearl and see if there is any flaking of color. Most plastic pearls have this. Another test for genuine pearls versus imitation pearls is to rub the pearl against your teeth. Imitation pearls will feel smooth and natural pearls will feel gritty. With a little practice, if you are not a germaphobe like me, you can become quite proficient at determining imitation from genuine pearls how to grow hair faster .