It is that time of year again and for many finding the perfect Christmas gift for women who exude effortless style can be challenging, to say the least. It can be hard to get their style just right while remaining within budget and going too bold can be a serious risk. Of course, when it comes to giving and receiving gifts, it is the thought that count rather than the gift itself, but nothing beats the frisson that you feel when you buy someone that perfect gift.
If you have a friend that looks perfectly manicured all the time, from beach to gym, office to restaurant (yep, THAT friend), pearls are a great gift; classic, sophisticated and timeless, pearls can be worn with anything and add a touch of sophisticated glamour to even the most casual outfit. With a simple cocktail dress or a cashmere jumper, open-necked shirt or formal suit, pearls are a statement of refined glamour and undeniable style. Take a look at our handpicked selection of pearly delights.
The Pearl Studded Cashmere Shawl
You do not get much more opulent than the classic combination of cashmere and pearls. This cashmere shawl embellished with gunmetal pearls can be worn as a scarf or as a shawl. Taking you seamlessly from day to evening, this is a wardrobe staple that will be loved for many years and countless occasions.
The Classic Pearl Necklace
If you are looking at classic pearls, you cannot go wrong with a simple pearl necklace. Classic, stylish and oh-so-versatile, the pearl necklace is a jewellery box staple that will be worn and cherished from this season to the next. You cannot go wrong with this classic freshwater pearl necklace.
The Cute Bracelet
A pearl gift does not have to break the bank, and there are plenty of choices if you want to buy the perfect Christmas present for someone for under £20. The only way you can beat a standard piece of jewelry is to make it personal, and we think that the personalized charm on this pearl bracelet is the perfect way to make the gift extra special without going over the top.
The Pearl Earrings
Pearls are totally on trend this season, which means that you will find fashion or fine jewelry that hits all of the right style buttons. The simple stud has seen a serious upgrade with the advent of the double-sided earrings and these freshwater pearl earrings, which will turn heads for any occasion, formal or casual, day or evening. On the other end of the spectrum we have the Holy Grail of jewelry: the chic, classic pearl drop earrings by Chanel. An investment as well as a style choice, these will be coveted, loved and cherished for generations.
The Pearl Ring
The exquisite elegance of pearls can be showcased in a variety of ways, but we adore the understated style of a simple pearl ring. The gemstone’s unique lustre will vary depending on whether you choose white or yellow gold, and will glow discretely, bringing an air of sophistication you your look.
While it is easy to wear other gemstones and forget about them, pearls are naturally high in calcium carbonate, which means that they are more porous and need a little more TLC than other jewelry. Try to keep your pearls away from chemicals; moisturizers, make-up; even perfume can be absorbed into the pearl and, over time, reduce its ethereal glow. It is advisable that you take your pearls off to shower, wash your hands, and exercise and, after use, rub it in a small amount of natural oil to help stop the stone from drying out.
If you care for your pearls carefully, they will bring you joy and grace for many years to come.