Why Do We Buy Pearls? - Marina Korneev FP

Why Do We Buy Pearls?

Posted by Marina Korneev on

What message are we trying to convey to the world and others?

Pearls have fascinated humanity for centuries. Their intrinsic beauty, symbolism, and cultural significance make them a timeless choice for adornments.

Here is my look at why people still invest in pearl jewelry:


⚪️ The Timeless Attraction ❤️
"Well, first of all, it's beautiful," as the famous saying goes, and one cannot argue with that. The radiance of pearls, emanating from within, is mesmerizing. Whether you observe them from afar or up close, trying to peer inside, they draw you in and, seemingly, have attracted our distant ancestors since the dawn of time. Our connection with pearls is in our genes. De Beers told us in the last century that "diamonds are a girl's best friend" and that a proposal must come with a diamond. Pearls never conveyed such a message to us. Our bond with them requires no words. In the paintings of old masters, it's not diamonds that shine, but pearls.
⚪️ Appropriate ALWAYS ❤️
Whether you are a member of political elite, the mother of the bride or groom, the bride herself, attending a funeral, have an important interview, a meeting with a client, or simply stroll about town in jeans and a tee, your pearl jewelry - a strand, earrings, a pendant - will never be out of place, inappropriate, showy, or "too much." They are always fitting.
⚪️ Pearls Speak of Class ❤️
Pearls have the ability to "elevate" an outfit, always placing their wearer, at least, a notch above, signaling good taste and a higher social status without screaming in everyone's face that the owner is wealthy. What your pearls say is, "this person has taste, status, and affluence." None of these aspects are superfluous, right? Unless you're hiding from the tax inspector, and even then, few of them understand the true value of your pearl adornment.
⚪️Generational Continuity ❤️
I recently had a client who purchased several strands of pearls. After admiring their beauty and quality, she trusted me to restring a pearl bracelet that she inherited from her grandmother. We replaced the clasp with a more convenient and modern one, but most importantly, she now wears a memory of a loved one, her family, and her childhood. This connection is priceless. She left a fantastic review in my shop, which brought me immense joy. So did her jewelry, which she can pass on to her daughter or granddaughter. By the way, the price and value of well-chosen pearl jewelry with a projection for the future always grow. Many of them can be confidently included in a will (read: they are so valuable that they warrant individual mention in the list).

⚪️Last, But Perhaps No Less Important Than Everything Else ❤️
There is no gem more ancient and yet so little understood as the pearl. Largely because access to quality pearls was extremely difficult, and they were so expensive that only the highest stratum of society could afford them. The situation has greatly changed now, but in the minds of many, they remain either not very accessible or not very beautiful. My task is to showcase their beauty, value, and... affordability!
Pearls are indeed the epitome of timeless elegance, connecting generations, embodying class, and standing as a symbol of both history and mystery. From heirlooms passed down with love to newly crafted pieces that sing sophistication, they find a place in the hearts of young and old. In a world where trends change rapidly, pearls remain steadfast in their allure, a testament to their eternal charm.
Whether you see them as a symbol of family, a statement of fashion, or a wise investment, pearls offer something for everyone. Understanding their worth, beauty, and accessibility is part of appreciating the fascinating world of pearl jewelry.
If you're considering adding pearls to your collection or looking to understand more about this enigmatic gem, now might be the time to explore their undying attraction.

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