Tip Tuesday: Pearls

As mentioned in last week’s Tip Tuesday post, finding that perfect gift, whether it be for a bridesmaid or not, can always benefit from an added touch of personalization, and a simple way to do so is by incorporating something that is unique to the gift recipient, like their birthstone.

As we enter into the third week of June it’s about time to honor this month’s birthstone: the timeless classic every woman desires to own, pearls.

I thoroughly enjoyed one of the posts last week from one of our fave blogs, The Ice Jewelry Blog of Ice.com, titled “5 Fun Facts About Pearls and Power.” Now I won’t reiterate each of the interesting and fun facts they shared about the history of pearls, though I will say nearly each fact is deeply rooted in historical attachment to women of power.

Ice Jewelry Blog writes, “Pearls are the most enduring and timeless gemstone you can own. Throughout various mythologies, pearls are nearly always symbolic of wisdom, women, water and the moon, but they’re a symbol of class, power and sophistication. With that in mind,  it’s no wonder they’re worn throughout history by female heads of state and celebrities alike.”

If you think about it, doesn’t every woman, or younger girl even, at some point claim/wish to one day inherit their mother’s pearls? And why do us women often strive to inherit these precious gems rather than go out and purchase our own set? Simply put, $$$$.

Naturally, this is where your fashion accessory gurus at Le Chic USA come to the rescue. Although a genuine set of pearls is a jewelry piece that every woman deserves to own, it’s just not economically sound for the majority of the population, especially in light of our wonderful (sarcasm inserted here) economy.

Which brings me to our savvy solution: Le Chic USA offers great styles that incorporate pearls, imitation ones, coupled with true precious metals, which saves you 80 percent of the cost you’d pay for a real set of pearls.

Our Founder Joanna and I polled a wide array of our friends around Los Angeles and Chicago, wearing a variety of the Le Chic USA imitation pearl pieces. The result? Ninety percent of the time we “passed the test,” with flying colors I might add, and almost everyone (women and men) thought we were sporting the real deal.

Take a look at some the styles we’ve chosen below (don’t forget to browse many more options on our online store). Remember, this is a gift (for yourself or someone else) that will bestow wisdom, power and sophistication. Even though it’s not 100 percent real, you, or the lucky person you gift this to, will be sporting a spectacular piece that will surely hold true to its “wow” factor. The beauty of it all? You pay little to nothing, well comparatively of course!

  • Right-Hand Pearl Ring $70 – White gold rhodium bonded single ring with multiple connected bands, each band having CZ accents, with the exception of the center band atop which rests pearl as the focal point

I have to end this Tip Tuesday post with the most humorous of the pearl facts Ice Jewelry Blog divulged – one that is perfect to kick off summer. Did you know the name Margarita actually means pearl? With that said, I think it’s implied that you must don your fave pearl jewelry piece(s) and grab a refreshing Margarita to kick off summer with the utmost of sophistication and style.

As always, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog, shoot us an e-mail to lechicusa@gmail.com, a tweet to @LeChicUSA or hit us up on Facebook – we love getting your feedback as much as possible!

<3 KS

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