Pearls are gems of the sea
Since ancient times, pearls fascinated humankind with their iridescent luster. They are so to speak ageless. Germs of the sea created by oysters on an irritant. White, yellow, pink or cream depending on the oyster, but at the same time showing all colors of the rainbow when the multiple thin layers of mother-of-pearl break the light at the right angles.
How to wear pearls changed over time
While in former times pearls were sewn to the clothes of kings and queens, used for crowns – think of the famous Lovers-Knot diadem Princess Diana wore. In the last century, they became part of female professional attire as a pearl necklace.
Pearls in the 21st century
Wendy Mignot brought the way to wear pearls to the 21st century. Her designs put a new twist on this ageless style with great gipsy inspired pearl necklaces, pearl earrings, pearl bracelets. Her pieces look modern and contemporary. They are ageless and give pearls a fresh vibe.
Pair pearls with unexpected material
Wendy Mignot’s designs pair pearls with unexpected material like, for instance, leather in her Gipsy Collection. Doing so gives the pieces an edge. Her leather-pearl bracelets, for instance, go well with a Rock’n Roll style, casual jeans-and-Tshirt as well as Bohemian style. The leather-pearl pairing also puts pearls back on the men’s jewelry stage.
Wendy Mignot’s collections
Wendy Mignot has several collections. Thus, there is something for any style. The Seaside Collection encompasses classic pieces in a seaside casual way. These pieces well compliment a California Casual style.
Her Bora Bora Collection has an urban vibe addressing the power woman, the female professional leader. What better name could she have chosen for this collection than the name of this strong regional wind system?
The South Sea Collection makes you dreaming of exotic beaches. Her other ageless style collections are the Fusion Collection, Society Collection, JNM Collection and the One Eye Love. You can find them on her webpage.
What I picked from her collection
All her collections have awesome must-have statement pieces. Thus, picking just one item was very hard. I picked these stunning big pearl studs for their unusual form, great iridescent lust and cold white color. They have an extra large stud closure piece that hold the stud tight. This feature avoids the stud to turn south in response to gravity. When you are 40+ you know this “hanging look”. The studs stand out as they should. That’s makes for ageless style.
Styling the extra-large studs
Since giving the final touch to a work outfit work is an obvious, I went for an urban safari look. In tomorrow’s post, I will show you how I style these beautiful studs for vacation.
The Wendy Mignot pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The pricing is well in line with the quality of the pearls. The contemporary, modern feel of the designs make them statement pieces that you can wear for years to come. Thus, in my opinion, they are worth the investment and not much more expensive than some trendy costume jewelry. In other words, the Wendy Mignot pieces are a great deal because they are timeless and ageless. This means you can wear them for a lifetime not just a season. When you agree Tweet about this.
Which of the two styling suggestions do you like best? Do you wear pearls? How do you style your pearls? Have you had already a look at Wendy Mignot‘s collection? Which of her pieces is your favorite? Let me know by email, I am curious whether you are as excited about her ageless designs as I am.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2016)
Disclosure: The pearl studs are a sample from Wendy Mignot. The post is not endorsed by Wendy Mignot. I wrote the post entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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