Monday, January 25, 2010

The Pearls of Jackie O.

It was one of those days where the weather was not good and it was better to stay home and cozy up. Flipping through channels I found myself tuning in to QVC. They were featuring reproduction pieces of Jackie Kennedy Onassis' jewelry. She has a great collection of jewelry not to mention a large collection of cross pendant necklaces - a symbol of her catholic faith. But one thing struck me the most.

Did you know that all of her pearls are made of glass pearls? They are not the rarest and most expensive cultured or freshwater pearls but those famous two-strand pearl necklaces are made of glass pearls from the Czech Republic including those with matching earrings. Glass pearls made from the Czech Republic are still being used today by haute couture designers like Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce and Gabbana when they make their accessory line.

This to me shows that even a great style icon like Jackie O has a certain accessibility to the rest of us much like Michelle Obama today. That they do not just wear high end fashions but they also have a great appreciation for popular brands found in common department stores.

Do you know what your pearls are made of?

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